This page is designed to showcase local Coffee Roasters on The Northern Beaches and North Shore to help buyers and cafe owners become more aware of the options available to them.
I have added this page as I am often asked for suggestions and recommendations from people buying cafes as well as existing operators who may be shopping around for a new bean or better deal.
The roasters listed on this page are all companies that either I have worked with directly or my clients work with currently.
As with anything it pays to shop around when looking for a coffee supplier and, your decision to work with a particular roaster should be based on many different criteria.
It is quite likely that whoever you chose are going to become one of your biggest suppliers so you need to make sure that you feel that you can work long term with the roaster and that they will support you on an ongoing basis.
Whilst I am a great advocate for driving margins and reducing food costs wherever possible the price per kilo should be lower down your list of questions when speaking to roasters. In my opinion it is far more important to see how you will be able to work together to grow your business, after all the better you do the better they will do.
Many roasters will help you out with equipment, training and branding in return for agreeing to buy from them for a certain period of time, currently this seems to range from 1-3 years.
One of the best things I can suggest for you to do is to go and visit all of the roasters that you are considering. Meet with the owners, sales reps and roasters and get to know the company, decide whether they are the type of company that you can see yourself working with long term.
Once you have visited a few roasters and of course tasted more espresso than you thought possible then you can start thinking about price.
In most cases the price per kilo will not vary greatly between like for like roasters, you should really be motivated by taste of the coffee and your feel for the company when making your final decision.
As coffee is likely to be one of the mainstays of your business and your customers will vote with their feet if it is not good enough then opting for an inferior bean to save a couple of dollars per kilo will hurt the top line more than it will help the bottom line.
I hope this page helps you become more aware of some of the great Coffee Roasters on The Northern Beaches that you have to choose from, if you have any questions, comments or feedback please feel free to get in touch anytime.
Quattro Coffee Roasters
2/3 Apollo St Warriewood NSW 2102
P: (02) 8919 2125
Quattro Coffee Roasters is all about the highest quality coffee sourced from around the World and Roasted in Australia. Time is spent on cupping to ensure just the right roast profile is applied so the coffee is just right for the best cup of coffee possible.
We are called Quattro because not only do we believe in the heritage of coffee we believe that there are 4 really important aspect to creating the perfect cup
– it starts with People critical at all stages
– then the Bean is selected direct from farms in the coffee belt
– the green bean is then Roasted with care and attention
– finally it’s down to the Brew, whether it’s a stove top, a Siphon or an Espresso machine get the grind right and brew away…
9 Bar Coffee
Factory Unit 6/4 Hayes Street Balgowlah NSW 2093
P: (02) 9949 3275
M: 0414 527 663
9Bar Coffee are a service company located in Sydney’s Northern Suburbs offering service for most makes of espresso coffee machines and coffee grinders. 9Bar also trade new and used coffee equipment Australia Wide.
Jason Marks, owner operator of 9Bar Coffee has over 20 years experience within the coffee industry.
Jason’s passion for espresso coffee has led to the creation of a premium coffee brand 9Bar Coffee and more recently the revolutionary espresso machine espressoDECK .
Jason believes that proper training, fresh coffee and well-maintained espresso equipment improves your coffee standard, he sees it as a proven way to a better cup and increased coffee sales.
Feel free call or email Jason any time to see if he can help you with your espresso coffee needs.
Little Italy Coffee Roasters
18/8 Tilley Lane, Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
P: (02) 9453 2009
Little Italy Coffee Roasters has been established since 2012 and since then they have built up a loyal following of wholesale customers.
Brothers Adam and Guy Bortz who run the business pride themselves on offering a bespoke roasting service tailored to their clients specific needs. Little Italy have move than 15 different blends available and, they also work with their customers to develop individual roasting profiles if required.
Many of the house blends that you see in Sydney cafes packaged with the cafe’s logo come from Little Italy’s purpose built facility on The Northern Beaches. In addition to personalising the coffee packaging Adam and Guy also offer bespoke printed cups which can either be co branded or printed with just the cafe’s logo.
A wide range of coffee machines and grinders are available as part of the supply agreement and different options can be put together to suit any budget.
Complimentary barista training of all levels is also available to customers either in store or at Little Italy’s premises in Frenchs Forest.
Shop 1/ 61 Middleton Rd
Cromer, NSW 2099
Telephone: 1300 44 26 33 (24 hours)
The Background Coffee journey began back in 2009 when Lecio (owner) set up his first café serving speciality coffee in Manly.
After successfully operating the business for 12 months Lecio decided to install a 2Kg top bench roaster inside the shop. The locals loved the flavours of the high quality speciality coffee and the café became a huge success.
From there the demand for Lecio to supply other cafes began to grow and in 2012 Background Coffee was established. Since then the wholesale business has grown significantly and is recognised as one of the leading roasters on the Northern Beaches.
Background take a wholistic approach with their clients and in addition to providing barista training and equipment maintenance Lecio and his wife Patricia also use their experience of buying and selling cafes to help owners improve profitability and systems in their cafes.