There are three Subiaco coffee roasters, all staying open during lockdown to provide takeaway coffee and beans for budding home baristas.
Brew-Ha The Ritual
Opening their doors in 2000 as the first coffee roaster in Subiaco and actually one of the first in Perth, Brew Ha The Ritual gives life to the simple ritual of consuming a good cup of coffee. They strive to bring out the unique qualities, delicious aromas and flavours of their 100% Arabica coffee beans.
They offer a huge range, with beans sourced from Kenya and Ethiopia to Papua New Guinea and all the way to Guatemala. Plus, by roasting their beans according to the ‘Six Phase Roasting Method’ they pride themselves in overseeing the entire roasting process from bean to cup.
Blacklist Coffee Roasters Concept Store
Opening their second store in Subi in 2019, Blacklist Coffee Roaster’s Concept Store has since established its place in Subiaco as an award-winning specialty coffee roaster. At Scoop, it’s the boss’s absolute favourite.
Winning gold for their Killer Bee ‘Queen Bee’ coffee beans in the 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards, Blacklist are at the top of their game. Offering a wide range of thoughtfully sourced green beans, their coffee collections consist of both high-end and rare, single origin varieties. Prices begin at $15 for 250g and all beans are ground to suit your brewing method of choice.If brewing from home, their store also sells a wide range of quality brew equipment.
At their Concept Store, for $9pp, you can taste a range of blends and single origins, including some coffee varieties and brew methods you may not be familiar with. If you’re just passing by, they also offer regular takeaway.
From Feb 2-5, Blacklist are offering free metro delivery of their coffee beans in an attempt to minimise contact with customers.
Community Coffee Co.
If you’re an early bird seeking an early morning coffee, small hidden espresso bar and coffee roastery Community Coffee Co is the place to go. A relative new-comer but already a popular favourite with locals, Community is hidden away in the laneway off the carpark sitting between Barker Rd and Churchill Ave in a re-purposed warehouse.
Beans are available for sale in 250g or 1kg bags, both online or in-store.
Beans are sourced almost exclusively from South America, including Peru, Mexico, Bolivia and Colombia, and all roasted on-site.
Community also serves up toasties, fresh muffins and Greek sweets for you to enjoy with their specialty roasted coffee. You may even find yourself lucky enough to score one of the famous North Street Store cinnamon buns, which they stock from time to time. Even better, on Fridays they occasionally cook up lamb on an open spit for lunch, starting around 12pm and selling out by about 12.30pm, so be quick.