Thursday, 31 October 2013

Big Friday Roast!

Grata Espresso Roast Floor
About 1/3 through....

Part of todays roast...nearly 1000 kg's of it!! Phew!!. Public holiday Wednesday (Bendigo Cup Day) threw a spanner in the works! We normally roast two to three times a week getting through 1.4 - 1.6t a week, bout the same again to do on Monday!!  ARRGGHHHH!!!

Fortunately, beautiful industrial equipment to work with makes it relatively easy.
Incredibly consistent results from our 40kg Vittoria Inter Commercial Industrial Hot Air Roaster, it gets through a lot of roasting quickly. Love it.

Symphony Blend

Grata Espresso Roaster
40kg Roaster at Custom Coffees Bendigo

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

New Custom Coffees Retail Area

Grata Espresso HQ
Set to go. CCHQ in Mayfair Park Bendigo.

After a lot of planning and work over the past 12 months or so, finally our new Custom Coffees / Grata Espresso  / Nuova Caffe larger retail area is up and running. 

The domestic retail sector has always  formed a small but growing part of Custom Coffees overall customer base over the years, so together with the increasing demand online for our products, this expansion allows us to better cater for those growing markets and also importantly frees up valuable floor space in the factory area that we are fast running out of.  

Nine very dedicated CC staff work tirelessly to bring all our coffee partners around Australia the very best in Artisan Gourmet coffees, together with everything else our wholesale customers have come to expect and deliver  the superlative level of service they deserve.  

All at Custom Coffees look forward to seeing our domestic customers in our sparkling new retail area.  

Some teaser pictures below...


Grata Espresso San Remo Torino
San Remo Torino in the cupping / tasting room.

Grata Espresso San Remo Torino 2

Grata Espresso New HQ
Our first customer after opening the doors...Zoe serving.

Grata Espresso Display Wall
Part of the new display wall..not finished.

Grata Espresso Blend sampler
Small blend sampler.
This will be updated weekly cycling though all 22 blends with weekly specials as well.

Grata Espresso Glass Panels
Glass panels installed this morning...

Grata Espresso Door
Door through to roastery / factory area.

Vincent Van Gogh. 'Cafe Terrace At Night' 

Grata espresso glass panel

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Custom Coffees New Blend List

Grata Espresso New blend list page 1
Page 1

Grata espresso new blend list page 2
Page 2

Download the full brochure here.

As Artisan coffee roasters, we ensure our wholesale coffee beans are sourced from premium coffee growing regions in countries throughout the world. We produce a range of classic blends, organic, single origin, and Fairtrade coffee and offer gourmet roasted coffee across our three long-standing labels: Grata, Nuova, and our signature ‘Custom Coffees’ label.

Since 2000, Custom Coffees, Bendigo, has been providing wholesale coffee to cafes, restaurants and clubs, and our coffee bean blends and popular brands are prominent not only locally, but throughout Melbourne, Regional Victoria and Interstate. Now we’re offering our custom gourmet coffee for sale online, providing a convenient way to buy quality coffee beans online—whole or ground—and enjoy flavourful, artisan-roasted coffee at home.     

Free postage Australia Wide. Order online here.

Golden Plate Awards 2013 & Custom Coffees

     Congratulations to all the winners of Golden Plate Awards for 2013 in Bendigo.
Special mention to to Adam Nicoletti owner of Bendigo Corner Store Cafe for winning the inaugural Bendigo's 'Best Barista' category sponsored by Custom Coffees. 
Congratulations Nick! 

Custom Coffees are proud to be assoacied with and supply quality gourmet coffee to the following Award recipients:

Best Restaurant Relaxed Dining

Best Restaurant Casual Dining

Best Hotel

Best Restaurant Comtempory Dining (Highly Commended)

Best Licensed Cafe

Congratulations from all the staff at Custom Coffees. 

We appreciate your custom and your continued commitment to local businesses.



Thursday, 10 October 2013

New Grata Espresso Designs

custom coffees new bags

Our exiting new range of Grata Espresso Coffee Bags, Mugs, Cups and Take-Away cups.

It's been a long time coming. Anyone who's gone through the process of new branding will know that the design, organisation and implementation is the best part of a 12 month project. Getting it all together is no simple task.

 Custom Coffees are proud to showcase to you these great new product designs.

PS. New showroom is all coming together...think the new designs are good? 
Wait till you see the showroom.