We competed at the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards in a field of 743 entries including 177 international entries.

Our roast was judged on taste and tactile balance as well as aftertaste by a blind judging panel.

The results? A bronze medal. We’re pretty proud and we invite you to grab a cup and judge for yourself.

Roasting

Roasting coffee transforms the chemical and physical properties of green coffee beans into roasted coffee products. The roasting process is what produces the characteristic flavour of coffee by causing the green coffee beans to change in taste. Our roast is a specially produced blend of coffees from South America, Central America and Asia. Every country’s coffee differs in strength and flavour so it’s important to get the right balance of notes based on the natural variations in the beans. And since variety is the spice of life, we switch up our roast every few months, check in today to see what we’re serving up.

Training

It’s important that you know what to expect from every single cup of LHM coffee and consistency only comes from practice. That’s why we take so much time in training our superstar baristas. They have a lot to learn about the roast, the equipment, the recipes and customer service before we let them loose on the machines. And because we can always grow and get better we make sure to have regular company cupping nights where we review and refresh our knowledge. Our baristas have a genuine passion for great coffee and customer service and we think that shines through in each cup.

Fair Trade

Our beans are always 100% Fair Trade because we value and respect the farmers who produce them.

Coffee is a highly volatile commodity, with wide price fluctuations year to year. This is due to coffee production being highly dependent on weather conditions, susceptible to disease and influenced by a range of other factors. Many farmers lack reliable market information, this coupled with often small yields leads to situations of unequal power relations where farms lack bargaining power when engaging in negotiations. Fairtrade helps bring farmers together to strengthen their position and to learn from one another, Globally Fairtrade works with 445 coffee producer organisations  representing 810,000 farmers in 30 countries to make sure they are paid fairly for their produce and work.