Unable to make a big trip overseas this year, but nonetheless keen to expand your coffee bean horizons? Bureaux, a Cremorne-based collective dedicated to coffee roasting, has organised an event called Taste Of with you in mind.
Over a series of evenings, the team will be introducing you to boutique, small-batch and interesting coffees from all over the world. Each event will be dedicated to a particular city or region, from Seoul and Tokyo to Portland and San Francisco. Among the globally adored brews you should keep an eye out are Counter Culture, Fritz Coffee Company, Heart and The Coffee Collective.
Taste Of will kick off on Thursday 8 March with a focus on Oslo, Norway. For just a few dollars, you'l get to sample coffees from a bunch of Scandinavian experts, including Tim Wendelboe, Solberg and Hansen, Kaffa, Supreme and Kaffebrenneriet.
"We didn't want to create a stuffy, industry-only cupping event, as they can be pretty intimidating; the idea is that anyone with an interest in coffee can come along," said Tim Varney who co-founded Bureaux alongside business partner Tim Williams.
All proceeds will go to Fare Share, a Melbourne-based charity dedicated to providing meals to people in need.