Godfather Vodka by That Spirited Lot

That Spirited Lot and Commonfolk have joined forces for a collaboration of biblical proportions. Come along and taste our Godfather distilled Vodka, along with Stouchtini and deliciously paired food. A mixture of ground and macerated coffee alongside whole roasted beans in their botanical basket to produces a deconstructed version of the Godfather blend that we love!

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Bec VandeHoefEvent
Strong coffee is good, but strong culture is great.

Our story isn’t an uncommon one; we’ve had to overcome challenges, commit to the quality of our coffee, prioritise customer service and aim for consistency in all things we do. We’ve learnt a bit over the last few years (ok, a lot), and while the dream continues to unfold, we’re astounded by the growth and success of the Commonfolk family. Because of this, we’ve been able to partner with heaps of local businesses as they commence or continue their dream too! While there’s no secret formula to running a business in the hospo industry, there are some non-negotiable aspects that we’ve learned have to be a high priority to keep your business baby alive. Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of what we know to be important for a great cafe culture.

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BlogTroy McDonagh
Commonfolk's Got Worms

At Commonfolk we are always looking for new ways to be green. We have always thought it is our duty to reduce, where possible our waste. We started to do this with our chefs taking home all the raw veggie scraps for composting or feeding to their chickens! It was when our new Head Chef Phil Edwards came onboard and shared the idea of the ‘Worm Farm’ that we realised there was a genuinely viable way to reduce our waste, and improve our garden without having to expose our customers to huge composting bins.

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Luke Hagel
Zukuka Bora Launch

Earlier this year the Commonfolk hosted an event celebrating a truly amazing accomplishment: After four years of blood, sweat and tears the first ever harvest of Zukuka Bora coffee arrived in Australia.

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Sam Keck
Journey to Origin - Guatemala

 Earlier this year I had the privilege of travelling with the team from First Crop Coffee to visit a number of farms in Central & South America. The purpose of the trip was to develop stronger ties to the farms we support, build relationships with the farmers, their families and workers, and to search for exciting new coffees to roast and serve at Commonfolk.

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Sam Keck
Journey to Origin - Nicaragua

 Earlier this year I had the privilege of travelling with the team from First Crop Coffee to visit a number of farms in Central & South America. The purpose of the trip was to develop stronger ties to the farms we support, build relationships with the farmers, their families and workers, and to search for exciting new coffees to roast and serve at Commonfolk.

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Sam Keck
Journey to Origin - Colombia

This year I had the privilege of travelling with the team from First Crop Coffee to visit a number of farms in Central & South America. The purpose of the trip was to develop stronger ties to the farms we support, build relationships with the farmers, their families, and workers and to search for exciting new coffees to roast and serve at Commonfolk.

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Sam Keck
What's Normal?

My experience working in bars, cafes, and restaurants in my younger years revealed to me that there is enormous pressure on women to be ‘put on display’ and we have to just smile and please no matter that the situation.

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BlogLaura Pintur
Women in the kitchen

At Commonfolk we believe in equality for all, regardless of gender. Check out our latest blog featuring interviews with some of the amazing women connected to the Commonfolk family. Each of these women are forging their own paths and identities within hospitality. 

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Sam Keck