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another coffee blog

yeah, but this one’s ours! cool stories told by our crew from all over the country, fresh coffees, brew guides, our sustainable initiatives & exciting news all in one handy place. we’re sure there’s something here that’ll tickle your fancy…

Eco Warrior Community Initiatives Fund - Children's Ground

children’s ground

Meet our Autumn donations recipient, Children's Ground: a First Nations-led organisation working with & for First Nations communities in Australia.

community initiatives

We donate 5% of sales from Eco Warrior beans & merch back to the community. We'd love to introduce you to the organisations we support...

beyond blue

meet our Summer donations recipient, Beyond Blue: working with the community to help people in Australia achieve their best possible mental health.

Festive AF Christmas Blend - Lifestyle 1

festive af

We are beyond excited to bring back our Christmas blend: Festive AF! Tastes just like Mum's Christmas pudd.

carbon positive aus - cranbrook visit

carbon positive

Meet our Spring donations recipient, Carbon Positive: an Australian charity restoring degraded land through native tree planting programs.


Meet our Winter donations recipient StreetSmart: supporting vulnerable Aussie's experiencing homelessness or escaping family violence.

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the real mvp

Our seasonal blend was designed to blow your mind. We don’t play favourites but if there’s a Most Valuable Player, this blend is it!

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streetsmart wrap-up

A wrap-up of total donations to StreetSmart via our community initiatives fund & our involvement in CafeSmart 2022.

melbourne coffee expo

Welcome back Melbourne! We're re-capping the awesome ride that was Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2022!

EWCIF-Carbon Positive Aus- Tree Plantin

ewcif spring update

this Spring, our community initiatives fund is proudly supporting Carbon Positive Australia's native tree planting programs.

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givit wrap-up

A wrap-up of total donations to Givit Australia from our Community Initiatives project via Eco Warrior sales throughout Autumn.

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manos juntas: colombia

introducing an anaerobic Colombian from Manos Juntas with a fresh melon sweetness, bright acidity and a rich toffee finish.

ewcif winter update

this Winter, our community initiatives fund is contributing to StreetSmart in support of vulnerable Aussies experiencing homelessness.


javier martinez: guatemala

we’re excited to add this delicious Guat from Javier Martinez to the espresso line-up. with a fresh apple acidity, smooth body & a clean finish.

beyond blue wrap-up

a wrap-up of total donations to Beyond Blue from our community initiatives fund & via eco warrior sales throughout Summer.

diary of an olympic barista

Jacob's first-hand account of his time in Beijing as the resident barista for the Aussie Winter Olympic team. Did he fuel them to gold?

EWCIF - Flood Relief: Houses under water in Lismore

ewcif update: autumn

an update on our eco warrior community initiatives fund: this Autumn, we're supporting those affected by the qld & nsw floods.

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climate council wrap-up

a wrap-up of total donations to The Climate Council from our community initiatives fund & via eco warrior sales during Spring.

EWCIF Summer Update

ewcif summer update

an update on our eco warrior community initiatives fund: introducing our summer partner, beyond blue & supporting Aussies mental health.

PNG: Baroida Estate

baroida estate: png

we've been lucky enough to score this PNG coffee as a natural, washed & honey. naturally, we've popped them side-by-side in a tasting flight!

streetsmart wrap-up

a wrap-up of total donations to StreetSmart via our community initiatives fund & through our involvement in CafeSmart.

oreti estate: kenya

this beautiful washed Kenyan is smooth & round with flavours of raspberry, brown sugar & lime, and a lasting, sweet aftertaste.

the climate council

this spring we're supporting the climate council and their push for urgent climate action on the back of the latest IPCC report.

ewcif spring update

an update on our eco warrior community initiatives fund: introducing our spring partner, the climate council & discussing all things climate change.

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arsosala: ethiopia

this beautiful washed Ethiopian is a round, sweet coffee with a lingering, floral aftertaste & flavours of earl grey, lime & peach.

Eco Warrior Community Initiatives Fund - Children's Ground

children’s ground wrap-up

a wrap-up of total donations to Children's Ground through our community initiatives fund & making new friends along the way.

ewcif winter update

our new eco warrior community initiatives fund, this winter's fund recipient StreetSmart Australia, and how they're tackling homelessness.

gakenke: burundi

this natural Burundi from Gakenke Washing Station is a fruit bomb featuring flavours of strawberry, apricot & nectarine with a cane sugar sweetness.

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eco warrior

this blend is organic, fair-trade & supports sustainable farming. it also contributes to orangutan conservation AND donates to worthy causes.

el pescado: colombia

this juicy washed Colombian features flavours of orange, red apple & plum with a balanced acidity & a juicy mouthfeel with tropical fruit sweetness.

kanyege: rwanda

this versatile natural Rwandan coffee features a delicate acidity, smooth body & sweet aftertaste with flavours of peach, cherry & mandarin.

kedamai: ethiopia

this beautiful washed coffee from Ethiopia boasts flavours of peach, pink grapefruit & guava, with a lively lime acidity and lingering floral finish.

kusillo: bolivia

this washed 100% caturra from Bolivia features a fresh red apple acidity with a smooth body and a rich chocolatey & nougat finish.


community initiatives

an update on our eco warrior contributions, where we're donating our dollars & how we're working with our local communities to create change.

pedra grande: brazil

this delicious natural Brazilian brings a smooth, buttery mouthfeel & long, lingering sweetness with flavours of apricot, milk chocolate & honey.

wolichu wachu: ethiopia

this beautiful natural coffee from Ethiopia features a round, creamy body with a smooth, intensely sweet aftertaste & notes of raspberry, orange & caramel.

el puente: honduras

read more about Honduras coffee legends, Marysabel Caballero & Moises Herrera of Finca El Puente & our ongoing partnership.

single orange-gin

this one's a different style of brew guide - introducing our favourite summertime coffee cocktail ft. gin & orange - the single orange-gin!

PNG: Baroida Estate

baroida estate: png

we've been lucky enough to score this PNG coffee as a natural, washed & honey. naturally, we've popped them side-by-side in a tasting flight!

kainamui: kenya

a perfect example of a typical washed Kenyan. this coffee is complex & juicy with crisp acidity & flavours of white grape, blood orange & rhubarb.

responsible packaging

We sourced packaging materials we felt would have the least impact on the environment & most aligned with our core values.

we’re carbon neutral

Our roastery is solar powered & we’re proud to be a certified carbon neutral business…we even have the fancy certificate to prove it!

The Real MVP_In the lab

the real mvp

our newest blend will knock your socks off! beautifully balanced with a smooth body & lingering sweet aftertaste - this blend is next level!

ultimate wingman

the perfect all-rounder. this blend has notes of caramel, dark choc, and hazelnut. and just like any great wingman, it’s always got your back.

community initiatives

orangutan coffee project

The Orangutan Coffee Project is a 360-degree program that connects rainforest & wildlife conservation with sustainable, organic coffee cultivation.

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eco warrior

this blend is organic, fair-trade & supports sustainable farming. it contributes to orangutan conservation AND donates to worthy causes.

original gangsta

super clean acidity, lingering sweetness & a creamy mouthfeel. adventurous, unique & a bit of a trailblazer - you can't go past an original.


celebrating 10 years of cafesmart, where the coffee community comes together to take action against homelessness.

the clever dripper

the clever dripper is easy to use & combines the flavour you get with full immersion brewing with the clarity of the drip method.

community initiatives

some info on our eco warrior contributions, where we donate our dollars & how we work with our local communities to create change.

chania estate: kenya

this exceptional french mission Kenyan is naturally processed. with flavours of black cherry, strawberry & brown sugar, it's incredible through filter.

v60 pourover

the v60 has quickly become one of the most popular brewing methods, partly because of its practicality. it also produces a really clean cup!

Bobolink - FAF Coffees

faf: brazil

delivering consistently great coffee, faf aligns perfectly with our ethos. that's why we moved our sourcing relationship to them in 2018.

ethical sourcing

Our in-house guidelines for sourcing green coffee, thoughts on transparency & building ongoing relationships with the farms we buy from.

aeropress like a pro

great for beginners, the aeropress is not only simple to use, it’s also small enough to take with you anywhere & our go-to travel brew companion.

yemen pre-auction cupping

we’re hosting an industry cupping of all the Yemeni sample lots before bidding opens on the auction! read on for more details...

el fuerte: bolivia

introducing the first ever Bolivian single in our rotation and she's a beauty. with notes of milk chocolate, apple & nougat, it tastes amazing as an espresso.

we’re heading to perth

we're heading to Perth to talk all things coffee & holding a series of coffee-focused events...head this way for info & ticket links. see you soon, Perth!

recycleme™ cups

We converted to Detpak's award-winning RecycleMe program. The first takeaway cup on the market that can be properly recycled.

finca el mirador

this single is something a little different! from young & innovative coffee producer, Elkin Guzman, it's a delicious mix of red apple, plum & brown sugar.

locale x mazzer: launch party

we're hosting the launch of Mazzer’s new Kold S + Robur S grinders this Melbourne coffee week! read on for event & ticketing details...

buena vista

featured next is this fruity pink bourbon that's perfect for the hotter months. a refreshing mix of passionfruit, lime & cherry cola flavours.

las lajas micromill - costa rica - chacon family

los angeles

this beautiful black honey produced by las lajas micromill is next up on the roster of our favourite coffees. supply is limited so get in quick!


next up on the rotating roster of epic coffees is this exceptional Kenyan from windrush estate. can confirm it tastes as good as it sounds.

jhone milanez lacerda – Lot #2

we're excited to introduce this experimental 'slow natural' lot - it's certainly not what you'd expect from a typical Brazilian coffee!

wa lab party

we had the best few days with our Perth fam! read on for launch party details, latte art smackdown winners, epic giveaways & more…


join the fam

We have mad love for our coffee community & we’re humbled that some of the best cafes around the country choose to serve our coffee. If you’re looking to go steady with a roasting partner, we’d love to have you join the ranks.

Here’s a rundown of some of the key things that we bring to the table…


We want to team up with like-minded people to create long-lasting partnerships. We’re focused on building a positive & supportive coffee community that can go the distance.

We love nothing more than helping our café partners grow their business & celebrating those wins together.

great coffee.

We could talk about our top quality, ethically sourced, sustainably farmed coffee program all day long (head to the blog to nerd out with us!)

Our head roaster: Ben Toovey (2018 Australian Coffee Roasting Champion) is consistently roasting some of the best coffees from around the world. With 4 incredible blends to choose from & a rotating roster of single origins, we’ve got you covered!


At Locale, we’re also extremely passionate about the environment & a sustainable future for all.

Our Coburg roastery is solar powered and we’re a 100% carbon neutral business, aiming towards carbon positive through additional tree planting programs. Learn more about our sustainability journey here.


We believe ongoing training & education is essential for any venue who’s serious about coffee. Whether you’re just starting out, or looking to perfect your latte art skills, we can tailor a program to suit your needs.

Our team are also on hand for troubleshooting & technical support. We’ll take you as deep into the coffee weeds as you’re willing to go.


Chat to us about your business needs & how we can best you support you with industry-leading coffee equipment.

We’re also proud to be the authorised Australian distributor for Loveramics crockery and would love to help you find the best vessel to create the perfect customer experience in your cafe.

get in touch

Feel free to drop us a line via email, call or fill out the form below & we’ll contact you…we love a chat in any form!

Call: 1300 189 746 or email: info@localeespresso.com.au

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