ST. ALi // Specialty Coffee


Posted in ST ALi. // Latest news by mattjohn on December 22, 2009

This year has been monumental.

We hosted Geoff Watts from Intelligentsia in Chicago (and LA) and Meiko the Siphon champion from Tokyo, we made loads of new friends and reacquainted with some old ones. Tim Varney and Tim Wendelboe in Oslo, the boys from Giesen in The Netherlands, the guys from Schuilenburg in Brussels, Mr Schmidt from Probat, Flori form Mercanta Coffee Hunters in London, Anita Le Roy from Monmouth Coffee in London, James Hoffmann from Square Mile in London, to mention just a few.  We also had the pleasure of drinking coffee from the most silent of machines by Gwilym Davies the current WBC champion and all round nice guy.  Our team went on loads of field trips in search of the best coffee and thirst for knowledge to continue our strive for excellence.

Eric Perkunder had faith that we would take care of his beloved Slayer. He was a very generous host to Matt, who still hasn’t stopped talking about the wrestling. Ryohei-San and the guys from Hario, their beautiful products are being enjoyed by many.  Mr Horiguchi gave us access to some rare micro-lot coffees through his coffee buying group, Coffee Lovers Family.

We helped many such as The Brood Box, the Final Step and Globe cafe enter the world of specialty coffee, we opened Outpost, which Matt Preston loved, Sensory Lab at David Jones, which is “bringing good coffee to the masses”, and featured guest coffees from Square Mile, Tim Wendelboe, Monmouth, Seven Seeds and others.  We also had our coffee guest featured overseas including Fernandez and Wells in London.

We worked with Street Smart to help street kids, we did some nice things (including sponsoring the Golden Bean Awards and spending some face time with Andrew Ford at his Mountain Top plantation in Nimibin).  We also need to especially thank Ben Cooper and Toshi Ishiwata who both demonstrated a relentless commitment to coffee and food pairing and in so doing have championed this space in Australia and possible the world.

Ben would also like to thank Bob Hart for his continuing support and belief in his food.  Thanks also to Paul Wilson who was a guest chef at one of the country of origin dinners.

… and 2010 is so exciting with the opening of our green bean warehouse and new roastery.

And finally, we are open right through because we want to keep the love going except for Christmas day (because our mums want to see us) and New Years day (because we will be obliterated).

The St Ali Family

/Related article: Sal, Toshi and Bruce’s coffee tour


ST. ALi – Trading Hours for Xmas & New Year

*We will be closing at 3pm on 24th of December

  • CLOSED: Christmas Day (25th Dec) & New Years Eve & Day (31st Dec – 1st Jan)
  • OPEN: 26th of December – 3rd of January 8am-3pm
  • Normal trading hours will resume thereafter

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