Gold Coast coffee maestros Blackboard Coffee Roasters have a motto that we can stand by: Good coffee, good people. We sat down with Kyle Graham, General Manager, for a virtual catch-up about Australia’s love for at-home coffee and what goes into the perfect cup. 


After discovering a love for coffee in Melbourne, Blackboard Coffee Roasters’ founder, Nick Pearce opened the Burleigh Heads coffee roastery in 2013. 


Nick developed a taste for delicious coffee made on our La Marzocco commercial coffee machines and set out with the aim of educating people about coffee—where beans come from, how they are roasted, and what to look for when drinking a freshly poured shot. A commitment to quality and taste quickly put Blackboard on the map.


The coffee community plays a big part to Kyle and his team. Cafe locals feel more like family than customers and it’s the friendly everyday interactions that keep the team inspired.


 “Coffee is so much more than the brew in the cup. A chat with a mate over a morning brew in a humming cafe will put a smile on your dial every time.”


Being on the coast, a lot of Kyle’s routine centres around enjoying the beach, either surfing in the early morning or relaxing by the ocean with his family after work. Blackboard’s customers often bond over this good life that the local area affords them. Great coffee, food, wine and weather make for an enviable existence.


“I’m seeing a lot more interest in people wanting to make good coffee at home.”


However, it’s not all about kicking back and making do. The roastery’s team are continually looking for the best tasting coffee from around the globe, supported by sustainable and ethical practices. 


Every fortnight, a different single origin coffee is used for Blackboard Coffee Roasters’ in-house espresso and filter coffee. For those looking for something to enjoy at home, the seasonal coffee blends bring together the team’s pick of coffee beans in a unique roast. This season, it’s a threefold blend of Colombian Mezcla De Acevedo washed beans, Brazilian Dois Irmaos natural beans and Ethiopian Guji Danse Momora beans to create a rich everyday coffee.


Order café quality coffee beans for your La Marzocco Home coffee machine direct from Blackboard Coffee Roasters via their website.