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Coffee Corner: Bancroft

Grab your slippers and kick your feet up to get ready for a deep dive into our all time customer favourite blend, Bancroft (coffee education in ultimate comfort, obvs!). From the origins of the name we've come to know and love, to our top serving suggestions - read on for our insights into your morning Bancroft coffee!

1. Bancroft’s Name Origins

Surely you’ve wondered where all our unique coffee pod names come from? We’re here to give you some clarity.

Bancroft is named after Harry and Peter Bancroft - the father & son duo who, after a visit to London’s first espresso bar, secured the rights to Gaggia espresso machine and brought them over to Melbourne in 1953 for their cafe Il Cappuccino in St Kilda.

Popularity for the machine increased, and the following year the beloved Pelligrinis on Bourke St and University Cafe on Lygon St purchased their own machines. As such, our Bancroft blend is a historical nod to the family who founded the cafe culture that Australia's own Melbourne is now world-famous for.

2. What’s the perfect match for Bancroft?

Milk, milk, milk. If you love your specialty coffee to be smooth and creamy, look no further than your favourite milk - dairy or otherwise! We’re big fans of Oatly, Happy Happy Soy Boy for the soy fans, or for an almond-lover look no further than Almo Milk.

For food pairings, we recommend something on the lighter side so your meal doesn’t compete with the richness of Bancroft’s coffee beans (it’s definitely one of our most flavoursome blends and you can thank the delightful notes of nougat and molasses for that).

If we're talking brekky pairings, we recommend a fruity breakfast muffin, or for our savoury lovers, fresh avo on toasted sourdough will go down a treat!

3. Customer thoughts on their first taste of Bancroft?

It’s tricky to pick a favourite, but one of the best compliments our Bancroft coffee pods received is from Arno, who is a massive fan of how of our biodegradable coffee pods are not only good for the environment, but also taste “bloody good. First sip and I was sold!!! Thanks a million Pod & Parcel, I’m stoked that I’ve finally found some Nespresso compatible coffee pods that actually taste good.”

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