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Market Lane - 20 March 2022

Welcome to Market Lane! Finally Drop has gone national. Over the next few months you can expect not only great coffees from Sydney but the rest of Australia as well. To kick it off we have Market Lane, a staple of the Melbourne specialty coffee scene.

"When we founded Market Lane in 2009, our mission was simple: we wanted to sustainably source, roast and share the world’s finest coffees, and celebrate the incredible stories of the people behind them. We also wanted to make great coffee accessible and exciting, easy to understand and appreciate, and simple to brew and enjoy.

The coffee industry in Australia has changed radically over the past decade and a half.  Before the 2010s, finding fresh, traceable, high quality coffee was practically impossible. We wanted to help address that and, in doing so, ignite positive change in the industry by redefining what coffee is and can be, and to build a market for, and appreciation of, specialty coffee. This is important to us because the more demand there is for high quality coffee, the better off the coffee producers are, and the more sustainable the coffee supply chain becomes.

In the years since we opened, there have been many positive changes in the coffee industry both in Australia and globally, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. To that end, our values and mission have remained unchanged, and we continue to be very focused on building a more sustainable future for everyone in the specialty coffee supply chain – particularly the producers and their communities, who rely on coffee for their livelihood."




70% San Antonio

30% Nyarusiza Kawanziza

Roast date - 15/03/2022

Variety - Multiple

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Red apple & plum with a brown sugar finish

100% Marimbus, Brazil


Roast date - 15/03/2022

Variety - Catuai

Process - Pulped natural

Flavour notes - Milk chocolate & orange with a soft caramel finish.

This coffee was produced by members of the Dukunde Kawa cooperative and processed at the Nkara washing station. Over two hundred local farmers grow coffee on small plots of land and deliver their ripe cherries to the washing station at harvest time.

‘Dukunde Kawa’ means ‘love coffee’ in Kinyarwanda, Rwanda’s official language. The name was chosen to symbolise the power of coffee to improve the livelihood of small-scale farming families in rural communities.

Origin - Rushashi, Rwanda

Roast Date - 15/03/2022

Variety - Red bourbon

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Grape & apple with a caramel finish

This year marks the tenth year in a row that we have offered coffee from Santa Isabel Estate. The farm was founded in 1875 and today it is owned by Luis Valdés Sr, and managed by his son Luis Jr, whose nickname is Wicho. Growing up watching and helping his father on the farm, Wicho fell in love with coffee from a young age. He later went on to study Agriculture before returning to work on the farm in 1998.

Origin - Cobán, Guatemala

Roast Date - 15/03/2022

Variety - Caturra

Process - Washed

Flavour notes - Brown sugar & pineapple with vanilla




Espresso - 9 bar

Brew ratio - 1:2.3 (dry coffee : espresso liquid)

Temp - 94 Deg C

Time - 25-30 seconds.

*Adjust grind size to achieve the desired time


Espresso - 6 bar

Brew ratio - 1:2.75 (dry coffee : espresso liquid)

Temp - 94 Deg C

Time - 25-30 seconds.

*Adjust grind size to achieve the desired time



Temp - off the boil

Ratio - 1:14(dry coffee:water)

Bloom - 30 seconds

Flow rate - fast

*Adjust grind size to achieve desired flow rate


Temp - off the boil

Ratio - 1:12.5 (dry coffee : water)

Bloom - 30 seconds

Brew time - 90 seconds (including bloom)

Press consistently over 15-20 seconds.


Stove top

Ratio - 1-14 (dry coffee : water)

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  • So pumped you have made this move, and I LOVE Market Lane Coffee. One of the best I’ve had in Australia! Thank you!!!!

    Niel Isdale

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