There’s a new roasters in the North East and it’s called Sixpence Coffee. This new establishment started about 15 months ago, and are based in Bright in what was the original State Emergency Services (SES) shed.
A family owned and run small batch roastery is the brainchild by owners Luke and Tabitha. They roast on site and are open to the public so you can try before you buy and check out their goodies to go with your latte.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that this place is located in the more industrial pocket of Bright, the streams of people ordering their morning coffee indicates this is one place to stop by for that much needed morning fix. The shed has undergone a simple renovation turning this place into the ultimate coffee roasting man cave.
It’s simple industrial style is uncomplicated, rustic and oozes charm and character. Upon entering, you can feast your eyes on the shiny copper commercial coffee machine sitting on a recycled brick bench.
“We wanted to keep the essence of the space closely around the fact that its a shed. We wanted to keep the space clean and easy to operate in, as our space remains a commercial roastery.” Luke | Owner of Sixpence Coffee
It really is impressive what can be achieved when you start with a shed, but with simple ply cladding, exposed copper pipes, timber tables and mis-matched stools this place has a great relaxed air.
“My father did some great custom pieces including the front counter built from vintage Wandiligong red bricks and industrial tables from a demolition in South Australia. All our lighting came from a local interior design shop Bowerbird.” Luke | Owner of Sixpence Coffee
The garden space is also used for customers to enjoy their coffee and cake outdoors as they choose, with a collection of vintage and recycled furniture scattered on the grass with nearby apple crates re-purposed as raised garden beds. Externally the shed has benefited from a new door, some cladding and of course the Sixpence Roasters signage.
Given the space is primarily for commercial roasting it was important for the space to still feel really open and Luke has certainly achieved that with his roaster on full display.
Luke’s favourite element of his space is the custom made pieces and also his copper cased coffee machine. His favourite coffee to make is the humble Flat White.
Be sure to stop by Sixpence Coffee Roaster at 35 Churchill Ave, Bright.
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House of Home would like to thank Luke for sharing Sixpence Coffee Roasters and your time with us