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Origin Traders, founded in 2005, has literal roots deep within the coffee industry. The family of Origin Traders owner, Rajeev Ganapathy, has farmed coffee in India for generations and owns plantations in the Coorg district, growing Robusta and Arabica beans.
Luigi Anselmi, Origin Traders National Sales Manager, says Rajeev first moved to Australia as an engineer but decided to return to the family traditions by setting up Origin Traders as a green bean distribution company. In addition to the beans grown on his plantations, Origin Traders also supplies many varieties from 18 origins, where Luigi says it has developed strong relationships with growers. Read more
Brothers Carlos and Felipe Arcila started Cofinet with high ambitions and realistic expectations.
Their first test was to try to sell one container of Colombian coffee in four months. They sold it in 28 days. Read more
Achieving longevity in any market can be challenge, but Cofi-Com’s secret to 31 successful years as an importer of quality coffee comes down to three core values: delivering competitively priced coffee, quality beans, and personal service.
This was the philosophy of Andrew Mackay and his business partner when they founded Cofi-Com in 1987, and it remains a large part of why the company has such long-standing relationships with roasters throughout Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and Asia. Read more
For Bennetts Managing Director Scott Bennett, trading coffee and tea has always been part and parcel of what his family does.
The company was founded by Scott’s grandfather Horace Albert Bennett in 1918 to import coffee, tea and cocoa, following in the footsteps of his own father who had been in the industry since 1881. Read more
Brothers Tercio and Thiago Borba were not born farmers, but they are born Brazilians who have established a deep love and respect for the Australian coffee industry.
“This is the country we launched 3Brothers. It’s where we found our passion for coffee and it’s where we want to focus our energy,” says Tercio. Read more
In the past year, café owners across the country have reassessed the environmental impacts of their processes and products. For many, this has involved buying organic coffee, or a change in paper cup manufacturer or the way leftover coffee grounds are collected. But what about the packaging materials used to sell wholesale bags of beans? Read more
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When most people look to purchase a new coffee machine, they think about the pressure, the boiler capacity, output volume, design, and price, but what about safety? Selecting a machine with the right certification is critical if you want to keep your staff safe and products in peak condition. Read more
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If you’re someone who has an eye for detail, then cup tasting is for you. It’s one of the less hyped coffee competitions, but cupping is one of the most crucial skills for any green bean buyer, roaster, or barista to assess the characteristics of a coffee. It’s the way in which you strip a coffee to its bare bones and identify the complexities that lie beneath the crust. Read more
Few would announce coffee roasting as a deliberate career move after finishing high school. Not even I would have ever considered it a possible moneymaker – graphic design and visual communication were on my list of likely career paths. Read more
Australia is a strong brewing country. Demand for filter coffee is high, and so is the standard served in cafés across the country and at competition level. Our roasters are commended for the quality of filter roasts through various competitions and increasingly, customers are interested in understanding what specialty brews are, as well as making and drinking them. As such, there’s no reason Australia can’t be considered among the top tier of coffee brewing nations. Read more