Adelaide-based Simon Bryant is the Former Executive Chef of the Hilton Adelaide and presenter of the ABC's ‘the Cook and the Chef’ Adelaide-based Simon Bryant is the Former Executive Chef of the Hilton Adelaide and presenter of the ABC's ‘the Cook and the Chef’

Fair taste champions: coffee recipes with a conscience

Who says coffee is just for drinking? Following the release of our Oxfam fair premium coffee range, we’ve teamed with five top Australian chefs to create a bespoke series of coffee-themed recipes inspired by the new range.

Our fair taste champions are Ben O’Donoghue (Qld), Anna Gare (WA), Robert Molines (NSW), Simon Bryant (SA) and Andrew Blake (Vic).

Eager to help raise awareness of fair trade and support Oxfam, each of the chefs gladly embraced the idea of using our coffees as the inspiration to create the special recipes you’ll see below.

The range, which is certified organic and Fairtrade, is roasted and blended in Australia and caters specifically to Australian coffee tastes. Packed full of top-quality Arabica Fairtrade beans, Oxfam fair comes in five flavours and is available from Oxfam Shop, selected Coles, Woolworths and independent supermarkets.

Simon's coffee bread. Photo: Mandi Whitten

Simon's coffee bread. Photo: Mandi Whitten

Simon Bryant

Oxfam fair coffee bread

“I have tried to run fairtrade coffee in my restaurants for years and have sometimes been a little underwhelmed by the results in the past. After trying a couple of Oxfam fairtrade blends, I am finally relieved to say that there is a product that you don’t just buy with your heart and head but with your taste buds as well… it is up there with some of the better tasting beans around … love it! My macchiatos will be leaving a less bitter social impact from now on, I am converted.”

Download Simon’s coffee bread recipe

Ben's chocolate mousse. Photo: Mandi Whitten

Ben's chocolate mousse. Photo: Mandi Whitten

Andrew Blake

Oxfam fair Pedro Ximinez tiramisu

“As a chef I taste a lot of coffee. It pains me to know that so much of it is grown in unfair working conditions – I am thrilled that now there is an option to buy a coffee that compromises neither its quality of taste nor the quality of life of its growers.”

Download Andrew’s tiramisu recipe

Robert's pannacotta. Photo: Mandi Whitten

Robert's pannacotta. Photo: Mandi Whitten

Robert Molines

Oxfam fair coffee pannacotta with a salad of strawberries in balsamic

“Being Latin, coffee is in my blood, it’s a natural food in my system. Good coffee is like a good bottle of wine…Life is too short to have a bad one. Fair coffee is up there with the best, and you can enjoy it at home!”

Download Robert’s pannacotta recipe

Anna's coffee cake

Anna's coffee cake

Anna Gare

Oxfam fair coffee cake

Download Anna’s coffee cake recipe

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