A chance meeting at the wonderful Flour Mill markets in Summer Hill brought this amazing coffee (and small business) to my attention. Coffee with Mates philosophy is simple. “Do it well. Do it right. Don’t be a muppet.” That means they pay attention to every detail of the process to ensure sustainability of the end product. Not only is their coffee grown right here in Australia (in the beautiful hills of Byron Bay – meaning it’s travelled less than 1,000kms, instead of the 12,000kms or so that the average coffee bean travels to get here), but their packaging is 100% compostable, the delivery is carbon neutral, and they’ve even partnered with Greenfleet to plant one native tree for every kilo of coffee they sell. Oh, and it’s roasted just down the road in Stanmore, which means it’s seriously fresh and seriously tasty (a chocolate caramel party on your taste buds).