Getting Closer

It is all getting a little closer now to the grand opening of our expansion of The Modern Grocer. There are a few hurdles still to get over, nothing too dramatic, with the major one being a procrastinating husband! Not really, Simon is doing a wonderful job sourcing many new and exciting options sourced from the Tweed to bring you closer to their makers. A trip to Ballina saw us have a wonderful lunch at Bunnings - a great opportunity to catch up with not only mum and dad, but also with Tony from Mosquito Creek Furniture. Tony works from a huge shed in South Ballina - just a short ferry ride and about 3km down the road .. all for $11.00 return .... The captain of the Ferry is a great man,

Coffee and the Goat

Coffee quiz? Warm-up question: What is the significance of goats to coffee? “Coffee grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. There, legend says the goat herder Kaldi first discovered the potential of these beloved beans. The story goes that that Kaldi discovered coffee after he noticed that after eating the berries from a certain tree, his goats became so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night. Kaldi reported his findings to the abbot of the local monastery, who made a drink with the berries and found that it kept him alert through the long hours of evening prayer. The abbot shared his discovery with the other m