Broome café The Good Cartel has revealed it makes approximately 15,000 cups of coffee a week, more than the town’s population of almost 14,000.
From its beginnings as a small food truck, The Good Cartel says it has grown to become Broome’s go-to destination, an alfresco dining and drive-through restaurant.
“We first started by dropping off sandwiches at the Broome Heliport, winning work with energy company Inpex directly, but soon enough other operators on the fly in, fly out route became our customers,” The Good Cartel Co-owner Jack Kain says.
“This arrangement was extremely important for us because of this steady reliable income from the natural gas industry’s food supply requirements we were able to raise capital for our restaurant.”
The Good Cartel use Perth-based coffee roasters, Pound Coffee Roastery, a small, local operation which supplies The Good Cartel with 130 kilograms of coffee beans each week.
The Good Cartel uses The Pound Blend, described as like “a warm hug from your nanna”.
Jack launched The Good Cartel with his siblings Kitty and Joe in 2014. He says it has since become Broome’s first “community incubator”, employing 31 locals and encouraging community engagement with local programs and artist performances.