Birth of Australian Coffee Scene
Australian Coffee Roasters are some of the best in the world. Being Australian, and Melbourne based, you could say that I'm biased, but it's actually more than that. Coffee and the Coffee Roasting evolution is in the history of Australia and it shows in the quality of coffee and boutique coffee roasting available nationwide.
We all know the biggest players in the coffee industry. They are household names. I want to do my part to support the smaller, fabulous coffee roasters across the country. I want to share my favourite coffee roasters, but before I do, if you don't already know, I think it's important to start with why coffee is such a big part of Australian Culture today.
Where It Began
Australia’s obsession with coffee was born in the 1950s when a large wave of Europeans arrived on our shores. Serious about good coffee. They travelled with stovetop coffee makers. Once settled, they set out to find quality coffee to indulge their daily ritual. This really marked the birth of Australian Coffee Roasters.
Did you know that Melbourne has the largest Greek Population outside of Greece?
PLUS in the 1950s post war era Melbourne was the no.1 Australian destination for Greek, Italian and Yugoslav immigrants.
It's no wonder Melbourne is now considered Australia’s coffee capital.
The 70’s saw big companies pushing instant coffee to the masses. Meanwhile European immigrants, first generation new Aussies, many whom settled in Melbourne, were at home roasting their own beans.
Taking The Plunge(r)
The 80’s saw plunger coffee take off. Australia’s coffee scene was beginning to rumble.
Meet You At A Coffee Shop Nearby
Espresso Coffee exploded in the 90’s. The post war 1950s immigrants families were now in their 2nd and 3rd generations and the coffee roasting at home was evolving into big business.
Now 6,700 businesses operate in the $4.3 billion cafe and coffee shop industry.
Quality Coffee Where Ever You Are
Lavazza Coffee, St Ali Coffee and Vittoria Coffee are all household names. Make no mistake, they are all great blends, but it truly is incredible to see the new boutique blends appearing in the market too. What's becoming clear is that customers want and expect quality espresso coffee whether at home or at a cafe and coffee roasters and cafe owners are determined to meet and hopefully exceed this expectation.
Coffee Roasters in Australia.
There are so many amazing coffee roasters in Australia. Busy roasting their own beans.
Coffee has always been a massive part of my life. My morning coffee is on my mind the moment I wake. Making good coffee at home is serious business, especially when most of Australia is in lockdown. Being coffee obsessed and establishing Stay tray. I am well positioned to make this list of amazing Coffee Roasters. Check them out. Go to their roastery for a coffee. Tag along on a tour. Or pick up some of their beans online for your next cup.
Coffee Roasters in Melbourne
Initially set up in a Melbourne garage in 2010 by brothers Steve and Trevor Simmons. Industry Beans roasts high-quality specialty coffee in a carefully curated environment of transparency and accessibility. Offering the ultimate coffee experience to their Melbourne community. In 2013 they opened their first venue in Fitzroy. Industry Beans has grown to now roast coffee and operate cafes in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Padre Coffee was born in the explosion of specialty coffee in Melbourne in 2008. Firmly focused on ethical and sustainable growth. Padre are always seeking to raise the bar with everything they do. Padre Coffee is focused on quality produce, sustainability, and fostering long term committed relationships throughout their supply chain.
Operating from Kensington. Rumble Coffee Roasters are dedicated to supplying knock-out coffee to individuals and businesses who are keen for service with soul. Following decades running some of Melbourne’s most awarded cafes. Rumble founders established the business with a vision to do things differently. They felt there was so much more coffee roasters could be doing to support their cafes and coffee suppliers. Rumble Coffee Roasters are all about quality, consistency and a no-nonsense policy.
Coffee Roasters Sydney
Established in 2003, Single O are forever sourcing, sampling, cupping, roasting, measuring, calibrating, tweaking, blending and tasting. Their fruit driven blends are roasted in their Botany Roast Works and served in their Surry Hills café & brew bar. Single O try to source ethically & environmentally sound beans, products & produce.
Based in Manly Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Seven Miles are on a journey to redefine the next chapter in the evolution of coffee. Where art meets science and exceptional coffee is given its rightful moment to shine.
Slowly and steadily, Sample has made big waves in the Sydney coffee scene. These folks take things seriously. They have always got an exciting mix of blends and single origins from around the world on the go. All the coffee is roasted on restored vintage German roasters and they're big believers in transparency and sustainability.
Coffee Roasters Brisbane
Merlo Coffee began more than 28 years ago with a simple philosophy. Freshly roasted coffee served by people who are passionate about coffee. Merlo’s philosophy has never changed. They take great care in sourcing the highest quality coffee beans from around the world. Merlo Coffee roast daily so customers can enjoy their coffee at its very best.
Back in 2010, Fonzie Abbott founder Dan Pappas set out to create a business he was genuinely passionate about. A lifelong lover of coffee. Dan decided a good place to start would be to brew a batch he'd want to drink every day. As the years passed, the roastery paved the way for a brewery, which paved the way for a distillery.
Elixir Coffee is built on a passion for specialty coffee. Founded by Jason and David Narciso in 2007. Elixir Coffee draws on expertise and high standards from being exposed to the fine art of coffee roasting from two generations. In their early 20’s, Jason and David owned and operated a number of successful cafes in Brisbane. In 2007, they returned to their roots of roasting fresh speciality coffee.
Coffee Roasters Perth
Leftfield Coffee Roasters was founded by Kamran Nowduschani and Louise Gordon. Leftfield create complex and richly flavored coffees. From the farmers, pickers and processors. To the roasters, baristas and tasters. Leftfield Coffee Roasters work with a large and diverse supply chain they care deeply about. When you buy Leftfield, you can expect delicious quality coffee. Expertly sourced and roasted with love and care.
Gesha Coffee Roasters was established in 2014 by Carlo Landucci and Daniel Pano. Gesha provide the highest quality coffee with exceptional flavors. Roasting beans daily from their facility located in Bibra Lake. They roast using green coffees sourced from the finest origins around the world.
Ever heard of Five Senses Coffee Roasters? No. I’ll bet you have tasted their delicious coffee at your local café! When Dean Gallagher started Five Senses Coffee, his reasoning seemed crystal clear. He had friends in PNG growing delicious coffee. He knew he wanted to create a workplace that was fun and he wanted to geek out with cafe owners who got as excited coffee as he did. Five Senses Coffee has grown over the years and they are so excited to be working with incredible cafe owners all across Australia
Dante Coffee Roasters is a proud Perth family business. Their goal is to provide the highest quality coffee from around the world. Roasted and blended to perfection.
Coffee Roasters Adelaide
Cirelli Coffee Roasters are a creative boutique coffee roasting company. They provide lovers of great coffee with the blends and tastes that get people talking.
Rebel Alliance Coffee Roasters are big on quality, consistency, transparency and sustainability. Connecting with some of the best coffee producers from around the world. Their mission is to support and progress a truly transparent supply chain which promotes sustainability. As an artisan specialty coffee roaster, they pride themselves in being consistent and delicious, every single cup.
Grind Roast Masters was originally established in the 1960s as a tea and coffee outlet. It began as a small family business and has continued to operate as a unique family affair. Grind Roast Masters offer authentic, regional, estate, organic, fair trade and forest alliance coffees. They specialise in creating new and individual coffee blends for the home and office.