This week on the Beanhunter Coffee Club we will be featuring a very special bag of beans that is more than just coffee.
Remember this? Just looking at these sort of photos can bring a tear to the eye. You can feel the energy of the room, the heat, the emotion. How much do we all need experiences like this right now?
At dc Specialty Coffee Roasters we are massive supporters of live music. Over the years we have supported over 500 gigs and 300+ artists. We have held our share of some amazing gigs and we are busting to get the chance to to do it again soon!
Back on February 28th 2010, a massive rally was held in Melbourne to protest against the effects of liquor licensing laws on live music venues in the city. Essentially any live music venues that played music after 1pm were deemed “high risk” and needed to employ two security guards. This ruling applied to all venues even those with just an acoustic guitarist in a bar. The costs associated with this were crippling. With many of our friends impacted, being either musicians or venue owners, we did our best to help.
Our B/Side blend was developed to help fund live gigs in some of our favourite venues across Melbourne. From B/Side proceeds, we picked up the tab for the artists and promoted them on RRR radio and through Beat magazine – having a blast at the same time! We helped where we could, met a bunch of people and rocked out.
Ever since then we have broadened the idea of what B/Side stands for. We have helped bands with albums, put on the odd shows and just kept supporting live music.
However, like a lot of things, all of that changed last year. That’s why its important that when we are able to get back to see live music, the bands and artists are still there!
So we support Support Act, Australia’s only charity delivering crisis relief services to artists, crew and music workers as a result of ill health, injury, mental health or some other crisis that impacts their ability to work in music.
With your subscription, we will be donating $1 from each pack of beans to Support Act
This week on the Beanhunter Coffee Club you will be drinking…
Flavour: raw sugar, nectarine and almond
Aroma: stone fruit and cocoa