We are celebrating 25 years of coffeehere at Byron Bay Coffee Company. We are so excited about reaching this milestone ~ so we went through some old boxes of photos to share some of this incredible journey with you!
This photo shows the very young coffee trees and an even younger Annie and Franco ~ with their daughters and friends on their property in Newrybar in 1991. Our trees went into the ground in 1990.
Another view of the farm and the young coffee trees. They had their first fruit after three years.
Nonno Francesco Ivancich with the coffee trees while they are bearing fruit. The trees are about four years old here.
Francesco and Franco sun drying our coffee here in Newrybar. They would turn the coffee by hand.
Our first Roaster! Here is Franco roasting in the factory we rented from the mid 90’s until we built our own factory on our property in 2004.
Once we started supplying cafe’s in the mid 90’s it was time for a bigger roaster and for the team to grow. Bertrand Pommier comes from three generations of coffee roasters in Dieppe, France. He began roasting in 2003 and was with us until 2008. We have continued to hire roasters which has allowed Franco to focus on our blends.
We are dedicated to the art of blending and roasting. Coffee is a wonderful natural product that we are so passionate about.
All these years later and our appreciation of the coffee industry continues to grow. We are excited for the next twenty five years.