At Peaberrys Coffee Roasters, we love what we do every day for two big reasons – we love coffee and we love sharing the experience good coffee offers with the world.
So much more than a dark and friendly drink that welcomes the beginning of each new day, coffee has become as much a part of our lives as our family…and is sometimes more understanding. It wraps around you like a big warm hug and brings people together…how many relationships, friendships, partnerships and ideas began over coffee?
It’s that lure of something much greater than just a bean that inspired the creation of Peaberrys Coffee Roasters.
Adrian became mesmerised by the coffee experience, from field to roastery to liquid
goodness, as a teenager living and then visiting the laneway cafes of Melbourne. After travelling around Australia and overseas to compete in cycling, Adrian took an active role in supporting his dad’s wholesale business in Newcastle.
But that love for coffee kept brewing.
In fact, it took him to Italy where he became surrounded by and embraced the coffee culture, learning as much as he could about Italian coffee roasters.
In 2,000 and at the young age of 26, Adrian with the support of his now wife, Debbie, founded Peaberrys Coffee Roasters. At the time, coffee was pretty low key in Australia and certainly in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. After testing the market and finding that Australians felt that special connection with coffee too, our story began to grow.
The pair worked tirelessly to share the love of coffee and quality, speciality coffee beans, working 7 days a week on the business, markets and on supplying coffee to local cafes.
From selling bags of coffee at the original Rail Shed Honeysuckle Growers Markets, opening a roastery and cafe in New Lambton and out growing the café to relocate the roastery Tighes Hill. Today we’ve grown into our new, open plan coffee cellar door in Islington, Newcastle.
While our passionate team and presence has grown, our commitment to consistently good quality coffee and small, family business values haven’t changed.
It’s news to many people that coffee isn’t actually a bean, but rather the seed of a fruit – the coffee cherry. The typical coffee cherry has two seeds (beans), however sometimes the cherry forms one, smaller seed known as a Peaberry. A little bit different, just like us.