The Sustainable Coffee Company: Specialty Coffee Roasted in Melbourne

The Sustainable Coffee Company is one of the original specialty coffee roasters in Melbourne – the heart of the world’s most progressive coffee culture.

Our vision is to offer incredible coffee and to be at the forefront of sustainable business practices.

Our retail brands include:

Cirrus Fine Coffee logo

Cirrus Fine Coffee: evocative of high altitude and pristine air, offering superb specialty coffee blends and Single Origins for medium-to-high volume clients with more complex supply requirements, including full equipment leasing options.

Trade Coffee Roasters Port Melbourne logo

Trade Coffee Roasters: our working coffee for clients interested in specialty coffee blends and Single Origins without a full service contract.

Southside Roasters logo

Southside Roasters: offering a range of specialty coffee blends reflecting our Port Melbourne heritage – south of the Yarra River in the Melbourne vernacular! Small volume roasting of premium specialty coffees, perfect for cafes looking for a niche partner with the option of tailored blends to suit their establishment.

We’ve been roasting specialty coffee in Port Melbourne for more than 15 years on our high quality Joper. Our business has always been centred on sustainability and environmental best practice, without losing a commitment to quality specialty coffee.

We aim not just to partner with our customers to lift their sales through great coffee, service and training, but also by involving them in our sustainability practices. This may mean offering up-scaled high-end machines, productive cafe herb farms, participation in Reground’s collection scheme, or carbon offsetting as part of our coffee supply partnership.

We combine great service and technical support with high quality blends and single origin coffees.

About half of our coffee is sourced directly from a small coffee co-operative in Colombia, where we commit to an annual purchase of most of their crop. Our senior management team has visited and got to know our grower partners over the years and we are pleased to have a farmer direct relationship that allows good payment for their crop and great quality coffee for our customers.

Mission

The Sustainable Coffee Company is committed to providing cafes with coffee excellence and real solutions for a sustainable future and healthy planet.

Coffee excellence

We source and roast speciality grade coffee, and cup and test our roasts daily to ensure consistently excellent roasts.

Sustainable pathways

We’re passionate about quality coffee, excellent service, and sustainable business. Whether it be urban farms, upcycling equipment or recycling by-products, The Sustainable Coffee Company is committed to helping cafes lighten their carbon footprint and increase their sustainability.

Innovation

Innovative thinking is embedded into everything we do. Through creative thinking and a commitment to ongoing improvements, The Sustainable Coffee Company is always changing and adapting to market trends in coffee and sustainability, and providing solutions to our customers to improve their profitability and environmental performance.

Community

Our aim is to build a community of cafes who are setting examples of new and efficient ways to tread a lighter carbon footprint. By working in partnership we are creating a community who leads the cafe industry for a brighter and more sustainable future.

Packaging

We offer the choice of 100% compostable bags, or returnable bulk bags for coffee supply to our partner cafes.

Reground coffee solutions

We support our clients with a used coffee grounds collection service. Our partner – Reground- redistributes the coffee grounds to farms and gardens in Victoria. We also reuse 100% of the coffee grounds used at our roaster for growing vegetables in our car park urban farm.