June 04, 2014

Santa Felisa Pre-Auction Coffee Cupping

We're proud to announce that Industry Beans will be hosting the Annual Pre-Auction Coffee Cupping by esteemed Guatemalan growers Santa Felisa Coffee. Primarily aimed at coffee roasters interested in bidding on green coffee at Santa Felisa Coffee's upcoming online auction, this event provides an opportunity to cup twelve lots from this renowned estate and observe the diversity and complexity offered by different varietals and processing methods.

The evening will be held at our Fitzroy Roastery on Thursday, June 12 at 6pm. The cupping will be hosted by the crew from MTC Group

To attend please RSVP ross@mtcgroup.com.au

May 30, 2014

We're looking for an experienced Coffee Roaster to join the team at Industry Beans

A position has opened at Industry Beans for a coffee roaster with a passion for sourcing, roasting and brewing specialty coffee. In joining the team here at Industry Beans you'll be working with an experienced, professional crew and a wide range of equipment in a great environment. This is a position for serious, career-minded applicants only.

The position offers:

• Working in a specialty coffee wholesale roastery and cupping facility
• Development in profiling and roasting skills
• An innovative and exciting approach to specialty coffee
• Good remuneration
• Day time hours
• Potential for greater responsibility and career development

The successful applicant will have:

• At least one year’s experience roasting coffee in a specialty environment
• Extensive cupping experience
• A positive and professional demeanour
• Strong barista skills
• A good work ethic
• A manual drivers licence
• A true passion for specialty coffee
• Effective communication skills

Please forward your cover letter and CV to contact@industrybeans.com

May 28, 2014

Filter is the new black? An interview about filter coffee with Industry Beans barista Gareth Sobey.

Claire Botsy from Feast Melbourne recently visited the Industry Beans Roastery to get our take on the growing popularity of filter coffee in Melbourne. In this interview with Industry Beans barista Gareth Sobey the two discuss the differences between the specialty coffee scene in Australia and the United States and the trend among local coffee drinkers to be more adventurous in what they order.

"Melbourne is leading the way in a well-thought approach to roasting coffee in new and exciting ways" says Gareth. "With filtered coffee, Melbourne roasters are well-regarded for exploring different flavor profiles and complexities and having a more nuanced, more thought out approach".

Asked about how Industry Beans approach filter coffee he explains that "we are excited by what we can do with a scientific approach, using our curiosity to obtain reproducible results, recording and replicating it so there’s consistency... We've always been very passionate about the possibilities offered by filter brewing and we’re very glad Melbourne has decided to get excited about it. Filtered coffee is a different approach to coffee, you can let it linger and the taste evolves, flavors open up, increasing complexity. Drinking espresso can be a quick experience."

Read the full interview here.

Industry Beans Cafe Fitzroy

Photo by Lana Bishop.
May 23, 2014

Feature Wholesale Partner: Scarvelli Cafe, Balwyn

Located in Balwyn, Scarvelli is bringing a truly specialty coffee experience to Melbourne's eastern suburbs - and serving Industry Beans coffee! An exclusive wholesale client of ours, Scarvelli use our signature blend - the Fitzroy Street Blendsmooth and honey-sweet, with bright lemon acidity, notes of blackberry and chocolate and a hazelnut and caramel finish. They also serve a range of Industry Beans single origin coffees on espresso and cold drip, as well as Chocolate From Industry Beans.

Climb on board the 109 tram to get there, it stops at the front door. The cafe's atmosphere is warm and professional, serving breakfast and lunch, with an open courtyard. Connect with Scarvelli on facebook or follow their head barista, Chris Fahy, on instagram and watch his ongoing experimentation with latte art.

Scarvelli Cafe
145 Whitehorse Road
Balwyn, VIC 3103
(03) 9816 8887

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May 12, 2014

Industry Beans at MICE

Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2014
Where: Showgrounds, Flemington When: May 15 – 18

 MICE is on for another year, as part of the event Industry Beans has partnered up with a couple of our favourites put on a show.  Please see the schedule below.

Hopefully everyone can make it down, we look forward to seeing you there!

April 16, 2014

Auto Espresso now serving Industry Beans coffee at Emporium Melbourne

New fashion mecca Emporium Melbourne opened this morning and Auto Espresso was there to provide for the centre's specialty coffee needs - with coffee from Industry Beans! The only specialty coffee bar in the CBD exclusively serving coffee from Industry Beans, Auto Espresso is located in on the lower ground floor of Emporium Melbourne in the new flagship store of designer fashion label Autonomy.

Alongside our rich, delicious Rose Street Blend the white powder-coated La Marzocco Linea PB at Auto Espresso also features a variety of single origins from Industry Beans - they're currently using our fantastic single origin from Carmen Estate, Panama. Emporium looks set to become the shopping destination in Melbourne's CBD and we're thrilled that this stylish new espresso bar is serving Industry Beans coffee! Check out Auto Espresso, get yourself a cup of the Rose Street Blend and go on a spending spree.

April 10, 2014

Carolina now serving Industry Beans coffee!

Housed in an old shoemaker's shop, Carolina is one of our favourite hangouts in Melbourne's inner north - a cozy coffee house and brunch hotspot by day, a chic art-deco bar by night. We're proud to announce that Carolina is now exclusively serving Industry Beans coffee! Carolina are featuring our new blend - the Rose Street Blend - on their espresso machine, a full bodied, rich espresso experience, balanced with subtle lemon brightness and a long satisfying cocoa finish. They're also planning on serving filter coffee soon, using filter roast single origins from Industry Beans.

We'd highly recommend that you hop on the Nicholson Street tram and check out this lovely gem of a cafe. Chill out with an Industry Beans coffee in the cafe's inviting front room, with its exposed brick and scandavian wood or spend a lazy afternoon in the leafy courtyard. For the nocturnal crowd, Carolina also serves local boutique beers and ciders, a carefully selected range of Australian wines and top shelf liquor alongside an evening bar menu.

Carolina Cafe
11 Nicholson St,
Brunswick East VIC 3057


Phone Number:
0425 731 315


Opening Hours:
Mon - Tue: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat: 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sun: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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April 09, 2014

On the Industry Beans jukebox this Autumn...

With the Industry Beans Roastery operating seven days a week, we always keep the tunes on our (digital) jukebox fresh. Here's a sample of some new music that's been pumping from the speakers at our Fitzroy warehouse this Autumn...

King Krule - Borderline

Banoffee - Ninja

Chet Faker - Talk Is Cheap

War On Drugs - Red Eyes

Yumi Zouma - The Brae

March 22, 2014

We've been shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards

The Industry Beans Cafe and Roastery warehouse has been shortlisted for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards! We'd like to pass on our congratulations to Matt Rawlins and the team at Figureground Architecture for designing this vibrant and fluid space that allows us to transparently showcase our whole operation of sourcing, roasting and brewing of specialty coffee.

March 20, 2014

Introducing our seasonal blend - the Autumn Roast

Missing the sunshine? We've got the perfect cure for your seasonal blues: the Autumn Roast, a rich and satisfying espresso blend. 

A limited release seasonal blend, the Autumn Roast features two single origin coffees: a microlot from Santa Felisa Estate, one of Guatemala’s most respected growers, blended with a bold, refined coffee bean from Wahana Estate, one of Indonesia’s most innovative and progressive estates.

We have a direct relationship with Wahana Estate and continue to be blown away by the quality of their coffee. Located in the village of Lae Mungkur near Lake Toba in the Dairi district of North Sumatra, Wahana Estate's processing mills are leading the way in the processing of specialty grade Indonesian coffee. Santa Felisa estate, meanwhile, has been owned by the Meneses family for four generations and has a fantastic reputation. Located in the high altitude region of Acatenango, Guatemala, the estate has ideal microclimatic conditions for coffee growing. This particular microlot is from the San Antonio plot within the estate, grown on trees that are around 40 years old.

The two coffees blend together for a rich espresso experience with a very full, syrupy mouthfeel, a bright lemon acidity, notes of orange and apricot, and a long dark chocolate finish. We'll be serving this delicious blend on the espresso machine at the Industry Beans warehouse until winter arrives.

Order the Autumn Roast from our online shop and we'll post it to you, freshly roasted, anywhere in Australia.