Our Story

The coffee company story

Since 1969, the aroma of The Coffee Company’s hand roasted coffee beans has filled Carlisle Street, and welcomed generations of customers. After 50 years of artisan roasting, we’ve become an iconic destination for serious coffee and tea drinkers, and dedicated home baristas.

In our store, every day, we hand blend and carefully roast, a selection of specialty beans from leading growers worldwide. We offer over 50 single origin, blended and green bean coffees, and over 100 loose-leaf teas and infusions, through our Carlisle Tea label.

We are a family run business, dedicated to offering our customers speedy shipping, personalized customer service and expert advice. We believe that everyone should be able to enjoy the freshest artisan coffee and teas, everyday.

Marlon & Joel Dubs
Proprietors & Roasters
The Coffee Company & Carlisle Tea

We Hand Roast Daily

Our Artisan Hand Roasting

We’ve been hand-roasting coffee in our store everyday since 1969. Come in and see the process and savour the aroma - as beans spill out of our small batch, Vittoria International, cast iron drum roaster. We aim to unlock each coffee’s true potential by manually controlling each roast. Unlike computerized manufacturers, our hand roasting technique allows us to adjust each roast with meticulous attention to detail, so that outside variables like humidity and temperature never impact upon our coffees. Our artisan process is hands-on; we respond immediately to sights, smells, and sounds, in order to capture the peak of flavour in each coffee - at just the right moment. Our retail store is equipped just like a manufacturing roastery. Our unique nine silo green bean handling system, pneumatically loads green beans from the silo area prior to roasting, and carries them directly to the roaster. We hope you’ll visit our store and see the process first-hand.

Our Freshness Promise

We roast daily to meet demand; the same coffee that we retail, we also wholesale. In fact, we don’t warehouse any coffee at all! Each day our roaster plans a new roast list, according to what coffees are required to meet wholesale, retail and internet customer demand - that very day. The coffee you order today will be freshly roasted, every time!

The Finest Produce at the Best Price

Our Specialty Produce

We select only the finest quality specialty green beans and loose leaf teas, from select growing regions across the globe, including; plantation, co-operative, organic, ethical and eco-friendly crops. Our specialty coffees and teas have been through a meticulous selection process, and represent the top grade produce available each season.

Our Single Origins and Unique Blends

Our superb single origin coffees form the base of many of our blends, and are exceptional tasting coffees in their own right. Each one is precisely hand roasted, to unlock the best characteristics of each unique geographical region, estate or farm.

Coffee blending is a craft based on finding the right balance and proportion, for optimum flavour. Our roasters carefully blend various coffee varietals and origins, to create full character flavours. Some of our much loved signature blends, like Java Express, have been around for decades, and new customer favourites like Karamel Tiger, have been developed to meet changing palettes. Coffee is a passion for us that is always evolving and changing.

Our Best Price Promise

We aim to keep our prices lower than our competitors, so you can afford to enjoy the best specialty coffees and tea everyday. How do we do this but still offer the highest produce? We directly manufacture our own coffees and have a high turnover - so there are no extra costs or margins added to our prices.