THE JOURNEY SO FAR
Over the last two decades, a wave of coffee roasters across the globe, known as the Third Wave, redefined ideas about sourcing, roasting and brewing coffee. Abandoning old approaches, these pioneers saw coffee as a natural product with many possibilities, recognising that different varietals, growing conditions, processing methods and brewing techniques could each yield something distinctive to a final cup.
Inspired by this movement, brothers Steven and Trevor Simmons founded Industry Beans in Melbourne in 2010. Their vision was to roast high quality specialty coffee, in a carefully curated environment of transparency and accessibility, to offer the ultimate coffee experience to their community.
In 2013 they opened the first Industry Beans venue: an all-under-one roof coffee roastery and brew bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne. There, they won over coffee lovers and everyday brunch-goers alike, and became internationally recognised for their innovative approaches to coffee roasting, and commitment to creating unique hospitality experiences.
Almost ten years on, Industry Beans has grown to now roast coffee and operate cafes in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
In Fitzroy our original flagship continues to offer imaginative coffee and brunch from a warehouse conversion housing a coffee roastery, cafe, brew bar and courtyard all under one roof. Heading towards Melbourne CBD, city goers can enjoy an expertly made espresso, batch brew or Bubble Cup delivered with speed and a smile at our Lt. Collins cafe - home of Australia's first full Modbar.
In Sydney, York St,. takes pride of place behind a heritage sandstone facade in Sydney's bustling CBD. There, the Industry Beans Modbar set up first created for Lt. Collins shines centre stage again, beneath pressed metal ceilings and surrounded by a small but bustling dine-in area. A curated brunch menu fusing favourites from Fitzroy with bespoke Sydney dishes is served seven days a week, along with a rotating coffee offer including the Industry Beans Bubble Cup and Fitzroy Iced.
In spring 2019 we look towards Brisbane, where the opening of Industry Beans Newstead already has many hands working. With a coffee roastery, cafe-restaurant, coffee training facilities and Brisbane's first coffee greenhouse, we can't wait to welcome you into our most immersive coffee experience yet.
Every Industry Beans venue is unique to its location and community, and share the same commitment to quality, transparency and accessibility upon which the business was founded.