We roast some of the worlds best single origins
Lastest Update

We've recently implemented significant upgrades to our Probat drum roaster, in preparation to roast for Callum (our Coffee Educator) who is a Finalist at the 2018 Australian Barista Championships in Melbourne. 

We now have exceptional control of the burners, airflow and drum speed of the machine. Having also relocated thermocouples and installed state of the art roast analysis software, we now have more accurate data and variable control than ever before. This is a new era. Taste for yourself. 

Last and not least we've employed the consultancy services of international coffee legend Scott Rao and local roasting hero Josh Russell (of Cup Coffee fame) to help us roast the best coffee imaginable. 

Everything about our Probat roaster has changed for the better.

We now have the capacity to roast single origin coffee to the highest of standards. 

Over the past two years we've dedicated ourselves to this integrity mission. We want to produce truly excellent coffee. As such its with great pleasure that we offer you our Single Origin Program No.1

About our feature Single Origin Program ?

Every Tuesday we roast and deliver a limited supply of the offerings to our three stores - Thomas St, Contessa & Small Axe. Needless to say, it sells out quickly! If you get in earlty, you can secure yourself a bag of single origin coffee. Otherwise, order online now!

It's all about Ethiopia!! The three new coffee's under the spotlight are...
Feature Coffees
Ethiopia Guji Red

Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Michiti

Ethiopia Kaffa 'White'

Take The Cold-Pressed Journey
1. Grown
Richard Green: 63, Farmer
Green Cauldron Coffee Planation

How does this drink come to exist? The answer traces back to soil, sun and rain. The coffee in this bottle is the fruit of trees that grow around the world, sourced by our green bean suppliers, Project Origin. Rich volcanic soil, ideal climate and the passion of people like plantation families and staff come together to make coffee from across the globe.

3. Roasted
3. Roasted
1958 Probat Roaster
The machine, the myth, the legend.

Aged coffee beans then arrive at Blackstar’s roastery in East Brisbane. Here, Jade and Billy use our 1958 model Probat roaster to expertly roast the coffee. From a flavour perspective, Blackstar Cold Pressed doesn’t exist without Jade, Billy and their machine. Coffee roasting involves the careful input of energy over time. Sounds simple, but the path to quality is treacherously narrow. One mistake and the coffee can turn to carbon. The end goal is to achieve the desired chemical changes within each coffee bean. This process is what allows brewers to extract the finest flavours.

4. Brewed
4. Brewed
Rhys Jones
Blackstar Cold Pressed

Brewing is our most cherished past time. Years of trial and error have gone into fine tuning our Cold Pressed brewing method. Coffee is ground and immersed in ice cold water overnight, creating liquid coffee with low acidity and a pleasing, sweet depth. Our Head Brewer, Morgan, goes to great lengths to ensure the consistency of our Cold Pressed brew. He tests each batch to ensure it has the unique characteristics of Blackstar Cold Pressed. Organic and natural sweeteners are added to the brew before bottled at our HQ.

5. Milked
5. Milked
Jessy: Guearnsey Cow

We only use the best. Norco Foods was founded in Byron Bay during 1895. Now one of Australia's best dairy producers, Norco's fine award-winning products blend seamlessly with our Cold Press formula. Rich, creamy, and extremely addictive. 

6. Bottled
6. Bottled
At the Blackstar Factory

Creating that unforgettable taste since 2007, generations of bottlers (much respect * you know who you are...) have laboriously filled and capped over 400,000 of our iconic brown bottles. Increasingly we are looking to semi-automate our systems to reduce strain on our busy bottling division. Of course every drink is manufactured in accordance with strict safety and hygiene standards to ensure optimum shelf life and stability.

7. Complete
7. Complete
Blackstar Cold Pressed:
In brown bottles since 2007

Locally roasted. Ground fresh. Brewed with precision. Norco milk. Raw maple. Vanilla. Liquid gold. The end.