Why We Love The Markets

Farmers Markets, the coolest place to be on the weekend….

The Farmers Markets around Newcastle and the Central Coast are a big deal these days and chances are that you’ve already checked them out, lots of times, but if you haven’t, you MUST!

So what’s all the fuss about? Well basically the Farmers Markets are a one stop shop for your fresh fruits and produce. And this isn’t just your run of the mill grocery store fruit and vegetables, it’s generally direct from the farm to the market, picked...

Aroma Coffee & Chocolate Festival 12th & 13th August 2017

Ward off the chill this weekend

The Aroma Festival Maitland is on this weekend 12th-13th August and what a beautiful weekend for it. 

Enjoy coffee from the best local roasters (including Josie of course), a delectable range of chocolates, local wine from the Hunter Region and great street food.

The festival will feature live music performances as well as roving performers, demonstrations, interactive activities and much more. Entry to the festival is free. 

For more information on how to get there and more click here.


New Single Origin, Decaf and Uptown Funk is Getting a Shake Up!

Due to the seasonality of coffee (being a fruit and all) we sometimes need to shake things up a little in our blends and single origins, but hey, variety is the spice of life!
Uptown Funk is getting a little shake up, don't stress peeps, it's still on point (we actually think it's improved as we have added some Uber sweet new coffees in there). 
We are now roasting decaf here at Josie Coffee and it's up...

To Grind Or Not To Grind

Do I need a grinder?  Short answer, no. Long answer, yes you should! 
Coffee is a fragile creature, it needs to be stored properly and kept as fresh as possible. Whole beans should last up to around 6 weeks, but are at their best up to around 2-3 weeks from roast date. These rules are based around whole coffee beans, not ground coffee. By grinding the coffee,...

Should I buy a coffee machine or a pod machine?

We hear this one a lot and might shed some thoughts on it. 
Brewing your own coffee is fantastic, there is no two ways about it. It's convenient and allows you to make it just the way you like it, in the comfort of your own home. Sure, going out to the cafe is great and you can experience the whole cafe atmosphere, but sometimes we just want to get a good cup of brew at home in our oversized t-shirt, pyjamas and slippers! 
So here...