Black Sheep Coffee has grown from a grass-roots roastery operation that sold at exclusively markets to one of Brisbane’s most popular coffee roasters and distributors. Since emerging as top-dog, Black Sheep have needed to match demand for their product so they opened a roastery in Woolloongabba which also houses a chic espresso bar. As well as offering a takeaway cuppa for movers and shakers on the go, Black Sheep also sell their freshly roasted beans which are typically distributed wholesale. Black Sheep serve not only your usual latte’s and espresso coffees but also serve iced varieties, chai and specialty coffees using different filter techniques such as syphon and pour over coffee which can be sampled on site. Every week, Black Sheep will be rotating their seasonal bean of the week – drop by and sample some of the high quality single origins on sale or take a seat and relax with a freshly brewed blend of your choice.
UPDATE: There are some big changes currently in the works at Black Sheep Coffee Roasters. Owners Mark Gloftis and Katie Daley have announced that the Woolloongabba-based specialty coffee operation would be closing operations at its long-running hub on Norman Street in anticipation of a move across to the other side of the road early next year. The business will also be undertaking a rebrand, reopening in the new space next year as Joyce Coffee – a name that the duo believes will better reflect the company’s attention to sustainability, community, approachability and innovation. Joyce’s new home is being designed by award-winning architect John Ellway, who will be taking a minimalist Japanese-inspired approach to its aesthetics – think charred cedar, black steel and raked concrete. An internal garden – filled with plants indigenous to the area – will separate Joyce’s production and storage area and coffee bar, with the latter featuring a dedicated filter bar as well as a larger espresso counter (which will also serve baked goods and artisanal treats from Sprout Artisan Bakery and Floss Bakes). Home brewers will be stoked to hear that Joyce Coffee will also boast a bean deli, stocking more than 90 varieties of high-end coffee available to purchase in 20-gram portions, giving home brewers an opportunity to sample exceptional coffees without having to buy in bulk. Joyce Coffee will open in 2022. Click here for more details.