Coffee Brothers

Award winning coffee at new café in Mona Vale

Award winning coffee at new café in Mona Vale A passion for sourcing the finest coffee beans directly from growers in Vanuatu is at the heart of Coffee Brothers, a café opening in mid March in Mona Vale on Sydney’s northern beaches.

“We travelled to Tanna Island in Vanuatu and met the people growing these fantastic coffee beans,” said Coffee Brothers’ co-owner Tony Macri. “Since then,we’ve been importing the green coffee beans directly to Australia and roasting them freshly onsite.”

The quality of Coffee Brothers’ blend has been recognised recently in the bronze medal awarded at the 2012 Sydney Royal Easter Show for their Vanuatu Gold Blend in the category of Espresso Class.

“Vanuatu Gold Blend is what we will use at Coffee Brothers café,” said Tony. “It’s a full body espresso with a really great aftertaste. It gets a very enthusiastic response from my customers.”

Tony has an extensive background in the café industry and he also supplies coffee beans and coffee equipment to Sydney businesses through his other company, The Office Café.

He first came to know Caféideas several years ago when he attended a trade show and visited their stand. Soon after, he began receiving Caféideas’ emailed newsletters and liked what they had to say, finding the content helpful and interesting.

When Tony and Coffee Brothers’ co-owner Mark Tyler decided to launch the café, they sought the help of Damien at Caféideas.

“Damien was very flexible in his dealings with us and he put together several options for us to choose from for each of the products we were looking for,” said Tony. “Because Caféideas has such an extensive range, they can cater to all needs, from budget to midrange to high-end equipment. That made it easy for us to make an informed choice and get exactly what we wanted at a price we were happy with.”

For Coffee Brothers café, Tony and Mark purchased a stainless steel work bench, sink bench, sink bowl cover, knee operated hand wash basin with splash back, noodle bar fridge, glass canopy, chopping board, cake & food display equipment, under counter fridge and under counter dishwasher.

“Damien and the team have been very helpful throughout the planning stages, and as expected, the goods we ordered have all arrived on time,” said Tony. “Caféideas have been excellent to deal with and I will be very happy to recommend them to others in the industry.”

Coffee Brothers will be open Monday to Friday from 5.30am to 4pm and from 7am to 2pm on Saturdays from mid March 2012. It will serve coffee and refreshments, breakfast and light lunches. Coffee Brothers is located at 54 Darley St, Mona Vale and their web address is