Before I start, I must confess that coffee isn’t really my thing. Don’t get me wrong, I love coffee and can certainly tell a good cup from a bad one, but when it comes down to individual blends and processes I tend to switch off, and I’ve never managed to make decent coffee at home. Renay has a Nespresso which doesn’t excite me, and I recently invested in a v60 pourover contraption but even failed at that.

This being the case, when the kind folks at Griffiths Coffee offered to send me two tins of their Fair Trade organic pre-ground coffee to try, I accepted without first working out how I was going to prepare it…

Griffiths Coffee, established in 1879, roast coffee in their own “state of the art” facility, and are proud to produce Just Fair coffee, the only Fair Trade organic product on the market that comes in a reusable and fully recyclable tin. Just Fair coffee is made from 100% Fair Trade and organically certified Arabica beans that are sourced from Honduras and Peru and roasted, blended and packed in Melbourne.

In the spirit of the World Cup, Griffiths have also created a limited-time, custom blend, “Mundial 14”, capturing the flavours and aromas of Brazil and South America.

A few months ago I attended the Taste of Perth festival and was lucky enough to receive a gift bag from Leaf Bean Machine, which included an Aeropress coffee maker – perfect for this job! Stay tuned for a more in-depth article on my Aeropress journey and Leaf Bean Machine’s fine Karvan coffee.

After finally working out how to assemble the thing (two of the pieces seem to be superfluous) I managed to produce probably the best coffee I have ever made at home (and better still, the Aeropress is ridiculously easy to clean). I really enjoyed both of the Just Fair blends – strong and aromatic without being too bitter, and the Mundial 14 in particular was very smooth, definitely much nicer than I have experienced before from pre-ground coffee out of a tin.

I was really impressed with the Griffiths Coffee, enough to make me consider drinking coffee at home on a more regular basis – particularly when adding the Aeropress into the equation. The World Cup blend was my favourite of the two, and I’d recommend trying that soon before it’s all gone!

Just Fair coffee retails for $12.99 and is available from independent supermarkets nationally, or directly from Griffiths Coffee on 1300 263 332.