From day one, we’ve been trailblazers
In the 90s we carved our own path, exploring new horizons that paved the way in the Australian specialty coffee industry.
Fast forward to today, and we’ve been awarded the 2018 and 2019 Champion Australian Roaster by the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA). In 2020, we were rewarded with a further 20 medals across all brewing categories at AICA.
It tops off a record haul of 81 gold, silver and bronze medals in recent years, winning Gold in all categories including Filter, Espresso Blends, Single Origin and Cold Brew.
In 2019, we celebrated 25 years of innovating the specialty coffee industry and 20 years of teaching baristas and coffee lovers about flavour-filled coffee.
Although COVID-19 has changed the landscape this year, our accomplished team continue to bring a fresh approach, always unearthing new flavours for you to experience at home, in your office or at a Danes cafe.
Flavour is our focus
Passion for flavour is what drives us. It guides every element of our roastery, retail, training and café supply. Our consistency in roasting, flavour profiles and sourcing only the most premium beans allows us to create our award winning coffees.
We want to help to show you how coffee flavour can vary through the expression of sweetness, aroma, body and finish – to help you define your favourite flavour.
You can use the flavour pentagon on each bag of our coffee to quickly get an idea of how each roast will taste.
And you’ll also find our brew guide with ratios, temperature and key info so you can make amazing coffee at home or at the office.
2020 Danes wins 20 medals in AICA and reaches the roaster’s best ever medal haul recognises versatility and consistency.
Danes opens first Drive-in Specialty Coffee experience
Add – Danes roastery goes solar, adding to our sustainability program
Most awarded coffee roaster in New South Wales, with 17 medals awarded at the Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA)
International Grand Latte Art Championship held
DSCI became a SCA training campus and an official SCA Training Partner offering SCA internationally accredited coffee courses
Danes Home Barista Competition begins at Danes-supplied cafes
2001 Danes Grand Barista Championship started
2000 Maestros Espresso brand launched
1999 Danes Specialty Coffee Institute launched (DSCI)
Danes opened its first specialty coffee house with over twenty coffees to choose from
Paul Jackson buys Danbrew, a coffee bean supplier for offices around Sydney
Join us at our flagship Sydney CBD store, Infusion on Clarence or the Danes Drive In at our Brookvale Roastery and explore our signature menu. Or drop into our Brookvale roastery and showroom for an amazing coffee experience brewed up by our Danes Barista Guild trainers.
We’d love to chat with you over a cup of Australia’s best coffee.