Pancakes! Just add coffee for a perfect start to your weekend.

Pancakes! Just add coffee for a perfect start to your weekend.

November 28, 2020

Nothing could be easier than making pancakes and I would argue that there is no more delicious start to a cold weekend morning.  They are best accompanied by a chunky diner mug of fresh filter brewed coffee and a lazy cosy day stretching ahead.

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How to store your coffee

How to store your coffee

November 24, 2020

Coffee storage is a subject that can be as complicated as you choose to make it. There is a lot of advice (and research) out there about keeping your coffee fresh so here is what you really need to know about keeping those beans in the best possible condition. 

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Gift Guide: Giving Local Experiences during a Pandemic

Gift Guide: Giving Local Experiences during a Pandemic

November 19, 2020

In addition to locally produced STUFF, there is also a wealth of creativity and talent locally which means that there are a range of wonderful life enriching experiences that you can gift to a loved one this year. 

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Fire Roasted Coffee

Fire Roasted Coffee

November 17, 2020

We recently collaborated with Alan and Abby Nash from the 'Get After It with Nashy' podcast to experiment with roasting coffee beans over an open firepit. This is how it went...

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Winter Buns

Winter Buns

November 13, 2020

Steampunk's kitchen magician Jen Inglis shares our recipe for winter buns. If you love our trad cinnamon bun you will go crazy for this seasonal update!

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Is Your Coffee Fairtrade?

Is Your Coffee Fairtrade?

November 12, 2020

Recently we got an email from a customer who asked whether any of our coffee is Fairtrade. This is a question we appreciate because it shows that our customers care about the same things we do: fair prices for producers and ecologically sustainable farming practices. But the answer is no, we don't sell any Fairtrade certified coffees. Here we explain why.

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Steampunk's Beetroot Relish

Steampunk's Beetroot Relish

November 06, 2020

Our kitchen magician Jen Inglis shares the recipe for the fantastic Beetroot relish she developed here at Steampunk to serve with our Grilled Cheese. This has been a runaway hit with visitors - now you can enjoy it at home too!

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Brew Guides

Brew Guides

October 29, 2020

There are a bazillion guides to brewing out there. Here are our starter guides to show you how to get going with three of the most popular methods: the Cafetiere, the Kalita Wave and the Aeropress.

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Entry level coffee grinding - the hand grinder

Entry level coffee grinding - the hand grinder

October 29, 2020

Getting the grind right is the first, most important step to improving your coffee experience at home. The best entry-level way of enjoying freshly ground coffee is by using a ceramic burr grinder like our Rhinowares Hand Grinder

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Hey Barista, what do you mean dial in?

Hey Barista, what do you mean dial in?

October 28, 2020

Dialling in is what we do every morning before we open the shop. We need to get the espresso tasting amazing before we do anything else.

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Ask a Barista!

Ask a Barista!

October 28, 2020

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The Steampunk Cinnamon Bun

The Steampunk Cinnamon Bun

October 28, 2020

The best way to start your weekend morning? A delicious coffee and a fluffy cinnamon bun ... just warm out of the oven and slathered in glorious creamy frosting. These were one of our most popular bakes at Steampunk and as our cafe remains take away only due to Covid they are not currently on our menu. Better get baking!

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