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Benefits of Coffee Drip Bags

Posted on: October 15th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

If, like most of us, coffee is part of your daily routine, you may not have even considered the pros and cons of using paper filters versus metal filters to make your favourite cuppa joe. While we support all kinds of coffee consumption, there are certain proven benefits of using pour-over drip bags rather than a French Press (or plunger).

We hope you enjoy these little known facts about the benefits of coffee drip bags, and be sure to get in touch for questions, or additional information about online or wholesale coffee orders.

The Benefits of Coffee Drip Bags

Coffee Filtering

Because metal filters aren’t nearly as fine as paper, they often don’t capture everything poured into them. From tiny granules of coffee – called micro-fines – to unwanted oils, using a French Press often gives your coffee a cloudy, murkier appearance than its paper counterpart.

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Added Heart Health

A stimulator of LDL cholesterol levels, cafestol often seeps through metal filters and into your cup of coffee. While caffeine in and of itself is beneficial to the heart, long term use of metal filters creates an added risk of cardiovascular pathologies, especially when the coffee is decaffeinated.

In paper filters, such as our coffee drip bags, cafestol is almost entirely absorbed by the paper. In essence, paper filters = better heart health.

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Cleaner Look & Taste

Because oils oxidise easily through metal filters, the taste of your coffee will also change significantly, even over the relatively short amount of time it takes you to consume it.

Alternately, paper filters capture these small sediments and oils, and in doing so, create a brighter cup of coffee both in terms of appearance and taste. Paper filters are known to create a sweeter, fruitier, and all-around ‘cleaner’ cup of coffee.

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Easy Clean-Up

If you’ve never experienced the struggle of taking out the rubbish only to have the bag break and spill a mountain of old coffee grinds everywhere, are you even really a coffee drinker? While seasoned French Press users often opt to dump their grinds down the drain, its not unheard of for it to aid in drain cloggage.

With our convenient coffee drippie bags, it’s use it and lose it, making clean-up a piece of cake.

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Biodegradable

While yes, you could argue that single use paper filters aren’t as beneficial to the environment as reusable metal filters, we’re proud to say that our drippie bags are biodegradable! After drinking, throw them straight into the compost pile, or top it off with some soil and watch your little seedlings grow.

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Convenience

And because our drip bags are designed to be compact and easy to carry around, they are ultimately more convenient than packing a plunger on your next camping trip or even morning beach walk. All you need is hot water and your favourite coffee mug, and you’re set.

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Big thank you to everyone for reading our blog about the benefits of paper versus metal coffee filters, and we hope you learned something interesting! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest announcements and happenings on the Gold Coast, and sign up for our email list for exclusive specials.

Wholesale Coffee for Your Gold Coast Business

Posted on: September 29th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

Whether you’re a long time cafe owner, hotel F&B manager, restaurant manager or even a small or large business owner, we realise the importance of finding the right wholesale coffee supplier for your Gold Coast business.

We know how many important decisions you’re required to make on a daily basis, and we’re here to make one of the most important decisions of your morning routine (and business!) a little less stressful.

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While some companies automatically choose the wholesale coffee supplier with the lowest price, we’ve come to realise the many missed opportunities in this tactic. Below we offer some factors to consider when choosing your next local wholesale coffee supplier, with special consideration of Australia’s booming coffee and cafe culture!

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Benefits of Choosing Specialty Wholesale Coffee

When choosing a wholesale coffee supplier, it’s important to ensure you find the perfect beans for your business. While saving a couple dollars may seem appealing, you’re missing out on opportunities for growth by settling for lower quality beans.

Choosing quality coffee beans for your business ensures:

  • Added initial customer satisfaction & experience
  • Higher potential for repeat customers & referrals to your business
  • New menu opportunities – cocktails, desserts, milkshakes, etc.
  • Heightened local recognition as one of the best coffee destinations on the Gold Coast
  • Employee appreciation – Ask your barista or bartender whether they prefer working with (and consuming) quality beans!
  • Increased profit, popularity and potential for growth

If you’re going through the effort to ensure your business is serving quality food, why not provide the same quality for your coffee beans?

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Why Choose The Laughing Pug?

Our speciality is guiding business owners, managers and employees on how to make the perfect brew.

With two types of superior, delicious whole beans to choose from, both Premium Smallholder Coffees from Papua New Guinea – including our Organic Fair Trade and PNG Gold varieties – we ensure the finest, low acidic, smooth, specialty coffee on the Gold Coast.

Packed full of mesmerising, delicious chocolatey undertones and a sweet finish, The Laughing Pug Coffee is the perfect choice for espresso, drip coffee, cold brew and the ever-popular Aussie cocktail of choice, the espresso martini (aka “Pugtini”)!

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What We Provide to Our Wholesale Coffee Customers

We value each and every one of our local wholesale customers, and are here to guarantee you’re serving the perfect brew each and every time.

We guide your Gold Coast business to increased customer satisfaction and a loyal following by providing:

  • Expert Barista Training – While often overlooked, this is a vital part of ensuring our quality coffee beans shine the way they were meant to!
  • Focus on Increased Yield vs. Cost Cutting – Higher quality coffee drinks leads to higher customer demand

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Request a Wholesale Coffee Sample

Before you can decide if our beans are the right choice for your Gold Coast business, you need to sample our beans. We will happily send you a sample of The Laughing Pug Coffee in exchange for your thoughts!

Simply contact us or reach out via social media, and we’ll get a sample out to you immediately.

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Thank you for reading, and we hope you choose The Laughing Pug as your next wholesale coffee choice for your Gold Coast business. Please fill out the Wholesale Coffee Form for enquiries and orders.

Life’s Too Short For That

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

To quote no one in particular, “life is long, and then it’s not.” Sure, we may be all be on one continual journey of new experiences, people, and places, but that doesn’t mean we have an infinite amount of time to enjoy the things we’re most passionate about. Unfortunately, there are still some things that absolutely no one needs to waste their time consuming, thinking about, surrounding themselves with, and so on.

In essence, life’s too short for things that suck, and we’re just here to make sure you avoid at least some of those things.

 

Life’s Too Short For That: Our Top 5

 

#1 Bad Coffee

Uh uh, y’all. NOPE. We don’t play that. I mean sure, we may be biased and all, but life is way too short for bad coffee, and you will never ever convince us otherwise. I mean think about it… most of the time, coffee is how you choose to start your whole day. And choosing to start your day with a hot cup of garbage? Well that’s just sad, and certainly won’t get you very far. Step up your coffee game and thank us later.

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Lesson #1: Ain’t nobody got time for bad coffee.

#2 Bad Views

The world is generally a fascinating and gorgeous place, but there are still pockets of it that offer absolutely nothing in the way of beauty or interest, and you know what? We just ain’t got time for that either. Take time to appreciate the natural beauty surrounding you, and if you happen to be one of the unlucky ones born in an aforementioned ugly pocket of the world, go elsewhere, or at least make time for a road trip or seven.

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Lesson #2: Your eyeballs deserve beauty too.

#3 Bad Company

You know those few people you just absolutely cannot stand to be around? The ones that make you constantly want to roll your eyes and sigh in annoyed disbelief? The ones who make you want to start drinking espresso martinis at 1pm and curl up in a blanket in an effort to completely forget the conversation? Yeah well, say goodbye to them. Preferably forever, but at least for today.

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Lesson #3: Don’t make time for crap humans.

#4 Bad Brekkie

Despite what Australia may have you believe, there is more to brekkie than $18 avocado on toast. And if you’re going to start your day with a delicious cup of coffee, you might as well pair it with some mighty delicious food. Whether you need to brush up on your brunch’ing skills with a new cook book, start a new Sunday morning potluck tradition with friends and family, or venture out to new brekkie spots in town, just make sure you’re not paying $18 for bad food.

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Lesson #4: Life’s too short for nonsense on a plate.

#5 Bad Wine

C’mon, this is Straya mate! If you can’t find a decent bottle of wine for less than $20, you’re doing it all wrong. Also if you’re over 22, it’s probably a solid idea to only buy wine that comes in an actual bottle.

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Lesson #5: If you want to “rosé all day,” do it the right way.

 

Thanks so much for reading The Laughing Pug Blog! Don’t forget to browse our online shop to stock up on Drippie Bags, Grinds and Whole Beans.

Local Love on the Goldie

Posted on: April 12th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

There’s a lot to love about life on the Goldie. Between the sea, the sand and the sun, we are pretty spoiled for choice living in one of the most beautiful areas of Australia. Another aspect we particularly love about the Gold Coast? All the local entrepreneurs!

From our experience working at the local markets in Burleigh Heads (and elsewhere), to browsing the latest shop openings in the neighbourhood, we have been lucky enough to find several other entrepreneurs and small businesses we love recommending to our customers.

In today’s market, we understand the importance of shopping locally, and hope you’ll consider supporting these excellent local companies on your next shopping excursion in the Gold Coast!

 

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While there are many recommendations we’re sure we’ve missed, our list of favourites are always expanding. Feel free to comment with your own personal GC shopping favourites in the comment section below, and let us know we should check out next!

Main Street Burger Bar

With one current location in Byron Bay, we’re stoked to say that Main Street is opening a second location in the Oasis Broadbeach Shopping Centre next month! Serving up a delicious mix of organic burgers with premium ingredients from local farmers, Main Street also offers salads, snacks, desserts, fresh coffee (from yours truly!), shakes, specialty sodas, craft beer, wine and cocktails.

We love their menu and ambience, and can’t wait to welcome them to the Goldie soon!

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Ultra Suite Hair Bar

After years in the Old Burleigh Theatre Arcade, Ultra Suite just celebrated the grand opening of their brand new, spacious salon in the heart of Palm Beach! Located just beside Wildernis Cafe, Ultra Suite is our all time go-to for hair colour and cuts.

Owner Nicky and stylist Elise are extremely friendly and talented, and have saved us countless days, months and years of unfortunate hairdos. Grab a magazine, sit back, and let these ladies give you the Ultra Suite treatment in their gorgeous new salon.

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Mahiya

Created by husband and wife team, Alex & Ryan Hutchinson, Mahiya specialises in bohemian leather wallets, clutches, bags, footwear and clothing. We have always loved their colourful label, and the workmanship of their hand-tooled leather items is friggin’ outstanding.

Luckily for Gold Coast shoppers, Mahiya has recently upgraded from an online store to a full Showroom in Currumbin, so go for a relaxing stroll along Currumbin Creek or arvo beer at Balter, and browse their goods in person!

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StudioXphys

Offering a range of services that include Exercise Physiology, Physiotherapy and Xphys Training, StudioXphys is our local recommendation for dealing with physical pain. With a kind and talented team of pros, including Corey Rickit, Tegan McKenna and Ryan Lynd, we are thankful to have them on our team!

Located just off the M1 in Mudgeeraba, they currently offer a free initial session with their Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist to see what you think.

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Numb Skulled

Have you ever noticed that each tattoo artist always seem to have their own suggestions for how to take care of your new tattoo? Yeah well, so did we, which is why we were stoked to finally discover Numb Skulled’s line of Natural Tattoo Aftercare products.

These products are safe and made from quality ingredients, and we’re never turning back. Even better, they’ve also created a special Tattoo Scrub with The Laughing Pug Coffee, coconut sugar and pink salt!

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Burleigh Social

Located just a block off the Gold Coast Highway in Miami, Burleigh Social is one of our favourite places for brekkie or lunch. Serving up a tasty menu of acai bowls, eggs, sandwiches and burgers, we love this relaxed, indoor/outdoor space when we just can’t be bothered with cooking.

Head here with friends the morning after a big night, and be sure to thank us later.

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SIX things

Take a quick drive south to Tweed Heads to shop your heart out at SIX things, a pop culture shop that sells a bit of everything, from funky homewares to clothing, rare collectibles, and quirky items you didn’t even know you wanted. We love shopping here for gifts, and highly recommend popping by for a look at their unique items, or just to get a bit of creative inspiration.

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Thank you for reading, and please feel free to comment below with your favourite Gold Coast local businesses and shops. Don’t forget to browse our online store to get your Laughing Pug coffee products, and we hope to see you all on the Goldie soon!

World Class Coffee

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 by TheL@uGAdm1n

 

by Jane Wong (subscribe)

My dogs and I are kind of a package deal. www.instagram.com/eddythepughuahua
Published March 11th 2017

World class coffee, anywhere, anytime

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Eddy and Sam at The Laughing Pug’s stall at the Coolangatta Arts & Crafts Market.

Can you tell me a little bit about The Laughing Pug Coffee Company?

Did you know that in Papua New Guinea, coffee is more than just a delicious beverage that doubles up as a much needed wake up call – “it’s a way of life”. Did you know that the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea employs over 2.5 million people? And that coffee is Papua New Guinea’s second largest agricultural export?

The majority of coffee produced in Papua New Guinea is attributed to premium small holders rather than large farms; many of these small holders are subsistence farmers in highland tribes. Their process of producing coffee beans is considered both highly sustainable with an emphasis on quality, and of course is also a a vital source of income. Coffee beans produced by small holders are grown naturally without using chemicals, and involves being handpicked, pulped communally, centrally processed (washed), and then sun dried on patios. These quality coffee beans are graded as PSC, or Premium Stallholder Coffee – “The Laughing Pug is proud to be a part of this process”, supporting both small holders in addition to the environment, and of course supporting their consumers too by providing great coffee!

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The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s business card – both sides pictured. Loving the minimalist monochrome design!

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What products does The Laughing Pug Coffee Company have in their range?

The Laughing Pug Coffee Company have a wide range of products available; including grinds, whole beans, drippies (more on this later), and even grinders and espresso machines. Included within these choices are decaf options, organic fair trade options, and even ‘PNG Gold’ options. Wide such a wide range, there’s bound to be the perfect product for you. Oh, and if you love The Laughing Pug, feel free to purchase a The Laughing Pug t-shirt and publicly show off your newfound love to all! For their full range, click here.

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Eddy captured mid-yawn – any wild guesses as to who hasn’t had their morning coffee from The Laughing Pug yet?

Can you tell me more about The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s Drippies?

In case you’re wondering what a ‘drippie’ is, the answer is simple – it’s literally convenience in a bag. They’re “the easiest and most convenient way to enjoy a delicious cup of The Laughing Pug coffee” – drippies are perfect for the world travellers; the campers; the ones on the go and/or pressed for time; the ones craving a great coffee after whipping up a delicious breakfast at home. Drippies are individually packaged and sealed to maintain freshness, but best of all, they’re so easy to use that no coffee making skills are involved! The instructions can be found at the back of the packet, or online:

1. Tear open package and drippie pouch.

2. Pull sides open and position on outer sides of coffee cup.

3. Pour hot water over coffee until wet, let drain.

4. Pour hot water in drippie pouch until full; repeat 3-4 times.

5. Toss the pouch. Drink up!

Note: For a video demonstration of how the drippies work, click here.

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Thanks Elise for giving us some free drippie samples – these are so good and so convenient!

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If convenience was in a bag, it’d look like this. Photo taken from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s Facebook page.

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Drink it black or add your choice of milk; either way, you’ll love it!

Where can I buy The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s products?

The easiest way to purchase The Laughing Pug’s products is to shop online – why turn down an opportunity to have the products delivered right to your door? Otherwise, The Laughing Pug holds regular stalls at the Art & Craft on the Coast Markets. Although online shopping is convenient, the benefits of going to the markets including getting to chat with the lovely owners of The Laughing Pug, Elise and Dylan, and getting to learn more about their vision for The Laughing Pug. They can also recommend you the perfect product to meet your needs! Held on Sundays, these markets have rotating locations including Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta. All markets are held from 8am till 2pm, with ample parking available in surrounding streets.

Broadbeach (Kurrawa Park) – 1st & 3rd Sunday of the month
Coolangatta (Queen Elizabeth Park) – 2nd & 4th (& 5th) Sunday of the month
Burleigh Heads (Justins Park) – last Sunday of the month

 

Eddy and Sam pictured with Elise at The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s stall at the Coolangatta Arts & Crafts Market, right by the water!

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Your dog will be spoiled by lots of pats and cuddles.

Is there anywhere I can enjoy a coffee from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company?

Fancy a road trip down to Byron Bay? Well, you will now after knowing that Main Street Burger Bar uses The Laughing Pug coffee to brew perfection in a cup! In addition, there is a new cafe opening up in Broadbeach in April this year, that will also use The Laughing Pug coffee to brew up a (perfect) storm – follow The Laughing Pug on social media to stay tuned for updates.

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Photos taken from The Laughing Pug Coffee Company’s Facebook page and compiled into a collage.

Where to Enjoy Coffee on the Gold Coast

Posted on: January 22nd, 2017 by n3tB1z

Let’s face it… there’s a million places on the Gold Coast to post up, relax, and enjoy a delicious cup of morning or arvo brew. From scenic headlands to sprawling beaches, funky markets, hinterland lookouts and more, we break down some of our favourite spots on the Goldie to get caffeinated.

Don’t forget to sign up to our Laughing Pug Newsletter to receive 10% off your first online order, and we hope to see you savouring our coffee goodness soon!

 

Gold Coast Coffee Hot Spots

Tumgun Lookout – Burleigh Headland National Park

Without a doubt one of the most scenic points in all of Queensland, Burleigh’s Tumgun Lookout is the perfect place to get your morning workout with a view, followed by a well-deserved cup of coffee! An excellent spot for whale watching in winter months and generally enjoying uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, Palm Beach and beyond, we highly recommend the quick walk up the headland for a peaceful morning getaway.

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies – Bring your coffee cup, drippie bag, and thermos of hot water and you’re set!

Coolangatta Beachfront Markets

Hosted by Art & Craft on the Coast, these markets have prime locations in Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads, and everyone’s favourite southern gem, Coolangatta (aka “Cooly”). With some of the most talented Gold Coast entrepreneurs, food vendors, farmers, shops and more, you’re sure to find plenty of unique treasures, all while supporting local Gold Coast businesses.

Be sure to keep an eye out for The Laughing Pug tent, and head to nearby Greenmount Beach or Rainbow Bay afterwards for a delightful cup of coffee in the sunshine!

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Grinds 500g

 

Curtis Falls – Mount Tamborine

Located in the heart of Mount Tamborine, Curtis Falls is one of the most easily accessible waterfalls in the Gold Coast hinterland, and one of the best spots to enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of Queensland’s natural beauty. Surrounded by palm trees and lush rainforest, the easy 10 minute walk to reach this spot offers glorious views and refreshing temperatures year round. Bonus: Mount Tamborine is also home to several excellent wineries, a brewery, a distillery, cafes, bars, inns, shops, tea rooms and more, and is even ideal for paragliding and hot air ballooning!

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Recommended Products: Decaf Drippies &  PNG Gold Drippies

 

Tallebudgera Creek

Grab your SPF and kayak, and hit the creek! Located conveniently between Burleigh Beach and Palm Beach, Talle Creek is a popular local hangout for good reason. With plenty of shaded areas, calm water, sandy shorelines, gorgeous views and room to spread out, there’s a lot to love about this Gold Coast staple. We recommend brewing a cup of our finest PNG Gold to enjoy before or after your kayaking journey down the creek, and be sure to keep an eye on the wind, as it can make your paddle back much more challenging! Find your own slice of paradise, pull up the kayak, and relax the day away.

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Recommended Product: PNG Gold Grinds 500g

North Stradbroke Island

Alright, so while it’s not exactly on the Gold Coast, North Straddie is still one of our all-time favourite places to camp, take a 4WD journey on the beach, and savour a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise. A 45 minute ferry ride from Cleveland (the port town of Brisbane, just an hour’s drive north of the Gold Coast) will get you to Dunwich, and from there it’s only a short journey to popular hangouts like Cylinder Beach, Amity Point, Flinders Beach and more. Even better, you’re likely to see wild kangaroos and wallabies, and possibly a koala if you’re lucky!

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Recommended Product: Organic Fair Trade Drippies

 

Where’s your favourite spot to drink coffee on the Goldie? Let us know in the comments below, and thanks for taking the time to read!