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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

September: Kiva Update for Quest Coffee Roasters tip jar

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 and Quest August

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 […]

Quest and Kiva July Update

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 Quest Coffee Roasters loans that change lives

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 […]

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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 coffee beans

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 […]

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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

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 replace your Bialetti Stovetop Seal

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 […]

Quest March Kiva donation

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 does Altitude affect the flavour of your coffee?

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

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 […]

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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

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...

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 coffee

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! […]

Coffee and your Skin

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

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 […]

Espresso Xcellence, delivering mobile coffee to the Gold Coast

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, […]

Red Tractor Cafe

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 […]

Quest Coffee Roasters and Kiva; November update

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 […]

Daisy Days Travelling Cafe & Bar

Our “Quest” around the Gold Coast; Daisy Days

Once upon a time, a creative couple named Meg & Nick, shared a long time dream of theirs with friends who then urged them to turn that dream into reality. Their love of all things natural and authentic, combined with a heart to serve and love people with quality produce and style, brought their vision to […]

Quest Coffee Roasters and Kiva; October update.

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 […]

Coffee v Energy Drinks v Tea

How Much Caffeine is in your Favourite Beverage?

We often get asked by our lovely customers how much caffeine is actually in our coffee when compared to other favourite Australian beverages. So we thought we would do a little research and share the results with you. Coffee happens to be the largest contributor in the typical Australian diet and it comes in varying […]

Coffee Grounds

15 Cool Ways to Recycle Used Coffee Grounds

Have you ever sat back and wondered if there was a way to recycle your used coffee grounds, rather than just adding them to the garbage bin? As you can imagine, we make quite a few coffees during the day here at Quest which leaves us with quite a bit of waste product afterwards. We thought […]

Quest Coffee Roasters and Kiva; September update.

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 […]

Grind As You Go

Why Grind As You Go…

WHOLE BEANS v PRE-GROUND COFFEE BEANS We often get asked the question “Why should you grind as you go?” Coffee, like most things, tastes best when it is fresh. Buying your coffee beans whole and only grinding as you go will always produce a consistently good flavour, as opposed to your pre-ground beans. A good quality […]

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 […]

Rainforest Alliance vs Fair Trade Certified explained

Fairtrade vs Rainforest Alliance; what’s the deal?

We all like to do our part where we can and when it comes to coffee, we often find ourselves looking for Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, organic, guilt-free coffee. But do we really know what those fancy labels and certifications actually mean? Much of our coffee is from places all around the world where the environment […]

Quest Coffee Roasters and Kiva; July update.

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 […]

The History of Coffee

A short history on coffee…

Written by Therese Glowaski. With the richness of the coffee taste comes a rich history. Coffee has been in existence for thousands of years and has an interesting history that is full of tradition. Its discovery can still be considered a mystery and there are many legends and stories that tell how coffee came into popularity. […]

How to make Cold Pressed (Toddy) Coffee

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Collage from our Pinterest Page.

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 […]

Kiva and Quest August

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 […]

Connect with Quest and coffee

Let’s Stay In Touch…

If you’re reading this, then you already know about our blog and perhaps we’re already so connected, we know what’s going on in each others worlds and our relationship is all next level. But if you’re here and it’s your first time checking us out online, we want to stay in touch and ‘connect’ with […]