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Kiva: January 2017

Here is a quick monthly update on YOUR donations to our tip-jar. As always a BIG huge thanks to all those customers that give to our chosen charity and help us help those that really need it. Here are the stats since we started in May 2015, we have RAISED US 3850 SPONSORED 149 PEOPLE […]

A day in the life of Quest…

Here is a little video to show you what a typical day looks like for the team at Quest Coffee Roasters. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Enjoy 🙂

Kiva; October update

Here is a quick monthly update on YOUR donations to our tip-jar. As always a BIG huge thanks to all those customers that give to our chosen charity and help us help those that really need it. Here are the stats since we started in May 2015, we have RAISED US 2925 SPONSORED 112 PEOPLE […]

The Cold Brew / Iced Coffee Comparison

When the weather starts warming up, we start to see the demand for cold pressed and iced coffees increasing at a rapid rate. Not everyone enjoys a hot coffee on a hot day but we are all in search of that caffeine fix to keep us going. We have a few versatile and affordable home […]

Kiva; September update

Here is a quick monthly update on YOUR donations to our tip-jar. As always a BIG huge thanks to all those customers that give to our chosen charity and help us help those that really need it. Here are the stats since we started in May 2015, we have RAISED US2725 SPONSORED 104 PEOPLE IN […]

Kiva; August Update

Here is a quick monthly update on YOUR donations to our tip-jar. As always a BIG huge thanks to all those customers that give to our chosen charity and help us help those that really need it. Here are the stats since we started in May 2015, we have RAISED US2425 SPONSORED 92 PEOPLE IN […]

Kiva and Quest; July update

Here is a quick monthly update on YOUR donations to our tip-jar. As always a BIG huge thanks to all those customers that give to our chosen charity and help us help those that really need it. Here are the stats since we started in May 2015, we have RAISED US2150 SPONSORED 81 PEOPLE IN […]

Kiva: June update

Kiva and Quest; our June update We are constantly blown away by the difference we can make by collecting your tips and helping people in developing countries with micro-loans. So a BIG huge thanks to all those customers that give to our chosen charity and help us help those that really need it. Here are […]

Hario V60 Dripper: our guide to the perfect pour-over brew

A whole new range of Hario brewing products have hit our shelves and are also available online. They are not only stylish to boot, but they are really easy to use, not to mention affordable. The Hario V60 Drippers, whether you opt for the ceramic or the transparent, lightweight plastic style, are beautiful to look […]

1 year Kiva: May update

If you follow our regular updates on Kiva you might have guessed we have been supporting Kiva for a little while, as a matter of fact this month we are celebrating our 1 year anniversary helping this fantastic organisation. So here is a little summary; over the last 12 months we have, with your help, […]

How to store your coffee beans

Whether you have gone to the trouble of obtaining great quality, freshly roasted coffee beans from us at Quest Coffee Roasters, or the ease of one of our ever so popular coffee subscriptions, then you will want to know the best way of storing your beans. Our amazing baristas are asked this question often. Let’s […]

Kiva: April update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that with your help, we have now lent a total of US $1600, helping a total of 59 people/groups in 48 different countries so far. Please find below some pictures of the 7 very deserving people we sponsored this March for more information follow […]

How to make the perfect pour-over

Whether you call it a pour-over, filter or dripper (manual dripper), the dynamics for brewing the perfect coffee are virtually all the same. There are many pour-overs on the market to choose from and, here at Quest Coffee Roasters, we stock the stylish Café de Tiamo Coffee Dripper. There are specific design features that make […]

How to change your Bialetti Stovetop Seal (Gasket)

One of our hottest selling products in our online store and our James Street, Burleigh Heads cafe are the popular Bialetti Aluminium and Stainless Steel Stovetop Espresso’s. As you may know, we also stock the seals (gaskets) and filters, which are very affordable and easy to replace. As we often get asked how to replace […]

Kiva; March update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that with your help, we have now lent a total of US $1350, helping a total of 49 people/groups in 41 different countries so far. Please find below some pictures of the 5 very deserving people we sponsored this February for more information follow […]

How to order a coffee subscription at Quest Coffee Roasters

Whether you have see the sign in our Burleigh Heads cafe or have glanced at the subscriptions while scrolling through our online store, you may be wondering why you would pay for a coffee subscription. Why subscribe instead of just ordering when you need coffee? You don’t have to remember to order each month; Coffee is […]

How does Altitude affect the flavour of your coffee?

If you’ve purchased beans in our James Street, Burleigh Heads café, or visited our online store, you would have noticed that each bean has a general description and each of those mention the altitude that the bean is grown at. Looks a bit confusing right? We are going to help you understand a little more […]

Why we will never sell Kopi Luwak coffee at Quest

Have you heard of the popular Kopi Luwak coffee, also known as Civet coffee? I had never heard of it until a trip to Bali last year. Even then, I only discovered how it was made which, in itself, is quite interesting. Unfortunately, there is a dark side to the production of Kopi Luwak and […]

Kiva: February update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that with your help, we have now lent a total of US $1250, helping a total of 45 people/groups in 37 different countries so far. Please find below some pictures of the 8 very deserving people we sponsored this February for more information […]

Kiva; January update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that with your help, we have now lent a total of $975, helping a total of 34 people/groups in 26 different countries so far. Please have a look below to read a little more about all the people who received our support.   Beathe […]

Going bald? We have the answer for you…

There are many interesting topics of conversation that are had in our James Street, Burleigh Heads, cafe. One that had us wanting to know more was the link between coffee and your hair. So after lots of theories going to and fro, we thought we would find out more about this interesting topic and share […]

How to Brew the Perfect Aeropress

A great tasting cup of coffee is the way most of us like to start our morning. There are many ways of brewing at home, or on your travels, but one of our favourite choices would have to be the AeroPress way! It produces a superb cup of coffee every time and is so fast! […]

Suprising benefits that coffee has on your skin

We all know having good skin is hard to maintain with age…but why is this? It’s pretty simple really. We’ve all heard the saying ‘you need to take better care of yourself’. Well that isn’t easy these days; with all the rushing around we do, whether it’s shopping, dropping kids off at school and sports […]

Kiva; December update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that with your help, we have now lent a total of $850, helping a total of 29 people/groups in 22 different countries so far. Please have a look below to read a little more about all the people who received our support. In […]

Matcha Green Tea; this ‘superfood’ really is super

We’ve been hearing about Matcha Green Tea and its amazing health benefits for a little while now, so we thought that we would dive in, before the hype engulfs everybody, and add this incredibly delightful drink to our menu here at Quest Coffee Roasters. What is Matcha and where did it originate from? Matcha Green Tea originated […]

Our Quest Around the Gold Coast; Espresso Xcellence

Do you have an upcoming function and forgot to think about the addition of coffee? Special events and coffee go hand in hand…in fact, it’s nearly an expectation of the general public that they will be able to grab a delicious coffee at these occasions. The only thing better than having coffee available is having our delicious, […]

Our Quest Around the Gold Coast; Red Tractor Café

We’re back this month with our Quest Around the Gold Coast, featuring Red Tractor Café, which was established by chef Sam Perrin on 12 August with the values of fun, creativity and sustainability. This café may have only been opened a few months, but it has already made quite a name for itself – check out some of […]

Kiva; November update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $155.10 for Kiva (just this month). This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to help 2 schools this month, helping a total of 25 people/groups in 19 different countries so far. We chose to […]

Kiva; October update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $150.65 for Kiva (this month). This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to another 8 people, helping a total of 23 people/groups in 18 different countries so far. Please click on the pics […]

Kiva: September Update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $136.75 for Kiva (this month). This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to another 4 people, helping a total of 15 people/groups in 10 different countries so far. Please read below for […]

The 5 differences between Arabica and Robusta Coffee Beans

… and why we think Arabica Coffee (preferably Organic) is always the way to go if you want a super tasty coffee. Time to learn something new about your beloved hot and cold beverage. You probably say coffee all looks a bit the same once it is roasted and it is pretty hard to see […]

Kiva; August Update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $51.65 for Kiva. This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to another 2 people, helping a total of 11 people/groups in 8 different countries so far. Please read below for more […]

How-to on latte art; mastering the mighty Rosetta

This week we wanted to share with you a really great video from Verve Coffee Roasters (Santa Cruz, CA) on how to make a beautiful rosetta. The video explains perfectly how speed, distance and location affect what your final result will look like. Enjoy.

Kiva; July update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $144.65 for Kiva. This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to another 6 people, helping a total of 9 so far. Please read below for more info on the profiles […]

How to make the Cold Press (Toddy) Coffee

This blog post is the first in our series of “How-To’s”, so make sure you keep checking back for more handy tips on how to get the best out of your home brewing experience. The Toddy Cold Brew System is designed to make “cafe” caliber coffee which can be served hot or iced cold. The […]

Burnt Coffee

Are you an early bird needing your take away caffeine fix just to make sure you can function during a hectic day? Or do you enjoy kicking back, relaxing at your favourite café on the Gold Coast sipping a double ristretto latte, while catching up with friends in the afternoon sun? We sometimes forget that […]

Kiva; June update

Here is our monthly Kiva update for you! We are super proud to share with you that this month, with your help, we have raised $125.20 for Kiva. This has enabled us to help fund micro loans to the 3 people below. Roselyn is 46 years old and has six children. She is married, and […]

The Myths of Decaf

If you visit the social media pages on specialty coffee on a regular basis, you may be familiar with the phrases “Death before Decaf”. These phrases are mostly accompanied by a photo of a diehard espresso drinker who has the text inked into the skin of their bicep. Or you may have seen the hipster […]

Hessian Bag Ideas

What happens to the Hessian (Burlap) Coffee Bags that transport our amazing beans from locations all over the world? Well, we are big on doing our part for the environment and recycling where we can, so we on-sell these beautiful printed bags to our customers, with half of the proceeds supporting KIVA. The bags not […]

Quest Coffee Roasters and Kiva

At Quest we like to help out where we can so when our lovely customer Lauren gave us the idea to have a look at the work that Kiva does, we jumped right in! Instead of receiving “tips”, we have a collection jar in our cafe as well as donating 50% off the profits off […]