9 Acres

Proud to be considered a community hub in their hometown of Fish Creek, ‘9 Acres’ have been running a successful cafe for almost three years.

Aside from brewing Wide Open Road coffee, their own house blended herbal teas, a range of sweet bites and savoury pies. 9 acres offer second hand books and whole food grocery, including local organic eggs, native flowers and heirloom seedlings.

Fish Creek is situated in a picturesque corner of South Gippsland (sometimes referred to as the gateway to Wilson's Prom.) So if you’re ever heading out that way, make sure to stop in for a cup of coffee and chat.

You can find them on Facebook by searching 9 acres!

or visit www.9acres.com.au

NEW FILTER OFFERING

Quetzal

Quetzal

NEW FILTER OFFERING

Delivering this friday is our new filter offering, the Las Minas from Guatemala. 

Zacapa is located in eastern Guatemala, right near Honduras. The name might sound familiar to rum drinkers, as the region also produces the famed (and delicious) Ron Zacapa Rum.

Tak brewing up a V60 of the Las Minas at WOR HQ

Tak brewing up a V60 of the Las Minas at WOR HQ

Other beverages aside, the area is extremely rich in biodiversity and climate; Great conditions for growing coffee. The landscapes go from the flattest warmest conditions lower down right up to the higher, wetter zone in the Sierra de Las Minas, a mountain range stretching 130km long by 30km wide, after which Edgar Roldan has named his farm. 

The coffee we're roasting from this area has a delicate mouthfeel, yellow nectarine and lemon cordial sweetness with a gingerbread and orange blossom finish. 

Sunny Guatemala, Photo Courtesy of Silo Coffee Importers

Sunny Guatemala, Photo Courtesy of Silo Coffee Importers

Finca Las Minas is adjacent to and connected with the ‘bosque nuboso’ (a ‘cloudy forest’ part of the biosphere). Not only suited to growing coffee, it is also the ideal habitat for the Quetzal, a beautiful brightly-coloured bird that is considered a national icon in Guatemala and from which the local currency has adopted it’s name.

Birds, rum and coffee. What more could you ask for?

Until next time,

Dylan