September 2022 - Quarter Acre

September 2022 — Quarter Acre

For the month of September, we're featuring coffees by the team at Quarter Acre! To learn more about Quarter Acre, head to or follow them at @quarteracrecoffee on Instagram.

An interview with Luke Hawkins from Quarter Acre Coffee:

What's one thing everyone should know about you?

We are based in Wollongong, NSW. We're a husband and wife duo. I (Luke) have been roasting for over 10 years, my first coffee roaster was a bread maker and heat gun!

What excites you about coffee?

Coffee is a massive part of our lives. It’s part of our morning rhythm as we have breakfast, it’s part of our afternoon as we sit down together and reflect on the day. It’s part of our days off when we go out to cafes. It even finds it’s way into the occasional espresso martini! Many, many beautiful moments have been shared over a coffee. We love all the flavours coffee can produce and get a massive buzz out of roasting coffees to their potential.

If you could recommend one song to listen to while drinking your coffee, what would it be?

Coffee by Sylvan Esso - for obvious title reasons but also because this song is just about the greatest song ever written and we'll never get sick of it!

About the Coffees

Six And Out

Nyarusiza Kawanziza

Where is this coffee from?
50% Brazil
50% Ethiopia

What's your favourite thing about this coffee?
It's creamy, has a lovely texture, caramel and hazelnut vibes. It's a medium roasted coffee that cuts through milk really well. It's our daily driver

What is one interesting fact about how or where this coffee was grown?
Bom Jardim Estate in Brazil is one of the 3 originating farms in the Cerrado Mineiro region and has been in grower Roberto's family ever since.

What fictional character does this coffee remind you of?
The Paddle Pop Lion.

Where is this coffee from?
Rwanda, Nyamagabe District, Kamageri Sector, Southern Province

What's your favourite thing about this coffee?
We are big on washed coffees. This one is complex and pretty, with sparkling citrus acidity and a silky mouthfeel. Flavours of green apple, cola, pineapple and lemon curd.

What is one interesting fact about how or where this coffee was grown?
The farmers who make up the Kawanziza group come from a nearby village called Gasaka. Recently they banded together and made the decision to process and market their coffees separately as a smaller, more selected lot. The benefit of this is that they can process and sell their coffee at a higher price and all reap the benefits. The group also provide each other with invaluable support, by sharing resources and labour during the busy harvest period. They named their association Kawanziza, which roughly translates to ‘beautiful coffee’ in the local Kinyarwanda language.

What fictional character does this coffee remind you of?
Sparkling and silky - it has to be Eddie Munson from Stranger Things

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