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 in the 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, becoming internationally recognised for their innovative approaches to coffee roasting and commitment to creating unique hospitality experiences.
After ten years, 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 Coffee Bubble Cup delivered with speed and a smile at our Lt. Collins cafe - home of Australia's first full La Marzocco Modbar.
In Sydney, our York St. café takes pride of place behind a heritage sandstone facade in the bustling CBD. There, the Industry Beans Modbar set up shines centre stage again, beneath pressed metal ceilings, surrounded by a small but humming dine-in area. A curated brunch menu fuses favourites from Fitzroy with bespoke Sydney dishes and is served seven days a week, alongside a rotating coffee offer which includes the signature Industry Beans drinks, the Coffee Bubble Cup and Fitzroy Iced.
In Newstead, our Brisbane flagship brings together coffee roasting with a restaurant-style café, coffee education facilities, an immersive all-day dining experience and bespoke functions & events. Our Newstead café re-defines the idea of ‘crop to cup’ with a coffee greenhouse, roasting and brewing all under one roof in the converted warehouse. Here you can taste the full range of blends and single origins roasted on site by our Brisbane roasting team.
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.