Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Grata Espresso and Gram Magazine.

Gram and Grata Espresso

Grata Espresso ad in this months Gram Magazine. 
Distributed free to 1000+ cafes through Melbourne.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Cameron Ling

Lingy and Grata Espresso, a great combination!

Grata Espresso and Cameron Ling

Cam knows good coffee when he tastes it!
Cameron Ling at Cafe Roubaix Bendigo.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Interesting Crema

Not a particularly fantastic photo of an espresso shot, but a very interesting one...

The sign of a great expresso shot is it has a long lasting thick crema.

Most ordinary coffee crema's have dissipated after a a minute or two.
This short cup had been left on our cupping bench.
It was picked up, it was cold, but still had this crema on it
.....after 45 minutes.
Now thats a great coffee. Get on board.

Monday, 18 February 2013

San Remo Verona S 3 Group

Brett setting up a new 3 group San Remo Verona S Espresso machine.

At Custom Coffees, we don't simply send out the new boxed Espresso machine. 

It is setup, matched to your coffee blend and grinder, adjusted and tested extensively.
When your new machine is installed by our technicians, you can guarantee its perfect for your individual needs.

All part of our dedication to coffee and our on going commitment to you and your business.

To find out more about the Verona 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Symphony Blend

Roasted as part of todays roast, Symphony.
All 160 beautiful kg's of it!
Shame you can't smell it, come in and we'll let you.

An exceptional espresso that incorporates refined flavours in a silky, thick body, and just a little bite from the high roast aromatics.
Origins include: Kenya, Brazil, Tanzania, and Nicaragua. 
Symphony is a full roast with rich, chocolate characters, that are sweet, and well balanced from front to back palate.

Of course, available at

Monday, 11 February 2013

Quarry Hill Cafe & Larder and Grata Espresso

Beautiful Grata Espresso Coffee and Chocolate & Walnut Muffins at Quarry Hill Cafe & Larder. 
(ex Spencers On Carpenter) 

Quarry Hill Cafe & Larder

Greg Harris Owner & Chef.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

San Marco TK Instant Conical Grinder

We have just received a new shipment of SMTK Instant Conical grinders. These grinders help to produce fantastic smooth,sweet espresso coffee. Very quiet and a accurate and consistent grind. Fresh coffee. On demand every time.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Nick at the Lake

Beautiful day for a walk and a Grata Espresso coffee!
Nice work Nick!

Nick at the Lake.

Top Restaurants Use Custom Coffees..


(Did you know that 4 of the 5 have Custom Coffees supply their gourmet coffee?)

Described by The Age earlier this year as Victoria’s coolest boom town, Bendigo has a thriving food and wine scene with four coffee roasters, some of the best wines in Australia, a burgeoning craft beer community and restaurants putting many in Melbourne to shame.
Needless to say, Bendigo residents are darn proud. It’s all on show online at I Heart Bendigo, the source of a recent Facebook poll of locals to find out the town’s most loved restaurants. Here are the top five…

Masons of Bendigo1. MASONS OF BENDIGO

The new kid on the block, and a very impressive one at that. When the zucchini flowers stuffed with lamb caponata were served and tasted by a patron recently, she actually clapped and cheered.Masons‘ Nick and Sonia Anthony create gorgeous food with local produce.


Another newcomer to the restaurant scene in Bendigo, the Woodhouse features a wood-fired grill that delivers awesome steak, pizza and other delights.


This warm and welcoming cucina has great service, tunes, food and a very impressive drinks list – and not necessarily in that order – all at once.

Whirrakee Restaurant Bendigo4. WHIRRAKEE RESTAURANT

Overlooking the historic Rosalind Park and View Point, Whirrakee is a top class restaurant, boasting a top class experience.


Bendigo’s finest local wine list. Tick. Historical setting. Tick. Great food. Tick. Keep ticking, and imbibing. Wine Bank on View a true bank of wine – what’s not to love.