This week's Roast Along brings the OneWave OG to the yard because our #Barty Milkshakes are better than yours. Damn straight... our Decaf is better than yours. We could teach you, but we'd have to charge.
It was a real pleasure to cover a bunch of topics with Sammy including where we’re at personally, and our current state of mental health and wellbeing. Also, Sammy shouts that it’s **really** difficult to articulate taste and that it's like learning a new language. You can’t often find words that describe what you're tasting... if you’ve never tasted or felt the sensation before.
It’s the same with Mental Health. You know you’re experiencing situational difficulty and/or blockers. You cannot explain or understand why they’re limiting your potential. These are all disruptive words that we’ve sometimes never heard, used or understood before. We find it hard to correlate within our known experience which makes it difficult to explain.
This four-part mini-series with Sammy, the Sam Schumacher -inator -director himself of ‘One Wave Is All It Takes’ a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health with a simple recipe; saltwater therapy, surfing and fluro. OneWave believes that everyone should have the chance to ride waves and openly talk about mental health without being judged.
Episode 9.01 & 9.02 we catch up on lost time, having not met face to face for 6 months. COVID means we speak regularly online as our schedules allow. It was good to share time, shoot the breeze and taste some amazing coffee. #Barty get’s Sammy to taste four origins and varietals to understand which specialty coffee profile best suits Sammy's lifestyle and palate.
Sammy and #Barty have known one another from way back, almost 8 years now. We met at the first or second ‘ever’ One Wave Fluro Friday at Bondi Beach in Sydney. As we're both avid surfers #Barty was always keen to share good vibes and seriously endorse the OneWave initiative, understanding the need for mental health awareness. Surfing aside, Sammy’s background and expertise is quite extraordinary; Sam is an AeroSpace Engineer, Data Scientist Consultant by-day and OneWave Mental Health advocate by-night, well under the business persona 24/7 -- it’s a real pleasure to have Sammy on the show, even though Sammy’s a good mate, these Roast Along ’s are truly about connecting, bringing awareness to #mentime #mentalhealth and sharing good vibes. Our frank conversation demonstrates to our audience that they’re not alone, and the first step is to put up your hand, acknowledge you’re not A-OK and ask for help. #winnerwinnerchickendinner
We taste the Blue #Barty a Peruvian Alto Palomar an Organic, Pink #Barty from Ethiopia Harrar an all Natural funky single as well as the 254 Whisky Gunfire Coffee in a can. To Sammy’s surprise, all amazing profiles. #Barty sends Sammy home with the extraordinary Black #Barty from Ethiopia Yirgacheffe that is well suited to his lifestyle. A super clean profile, well balanced that makes a mean double shot espresso. It’s especially known for its smoothness, with complex flavours & blueberry notes.
Again, all our profiles are single-origin's you can find in our online coffee store.
All orders are made to order from our very own micro-roastery in Darlinghurst.