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.Read More
Great question. My official title is client relationship representative but that massively undersells how awesome my job is. Basically I mentor and train baristas and cafe owners to produce the best version of Commonfolk coffee possible.Read More
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.Read More
The coffee industry has also undergone a dramatic evolution over the last decade or so. Gone are the days when your barista would struggle to tell you what coffees were in the their blend, or enthusiastically proclaim that their coffee was the best because it was roasted in Italy.Read More
Ever wondered how to start a cafe? We guide you through what Commonfolk coffee have learned along the way of building a successful cafe and coffee roasters business.Read More
Phew, so the first fully-fledged harvest season for Zukuka Bora Coffee Company is pretty much done. The green coffee is in a container on its way to Melbourne, and we’ve just had our first delivery of Ugandan-roasted coffee for us to sell domestically. It’s a great time to reflect back on the season.Read More
It is pretty simple why we do what we do. We love exceptional coffee and we love sharing it with people.
Everything that you need to make your coffee service world class, can come from us. Equipment, comprehensive training, full service support along with world class teas and chocolate.Read More
Commonfolk turns 3 years old on January 26th, it's amazing to look at where we came from!Read More
Erin and I competed in this year’s regional Victorian Coffee Competition.
Yes, there are coffee making competitions, and in the industry they are taken very seriously! It's the equivalent of the Olympics... without the lycra.Read More
Commonfolk Coffee Company is excited to announce that with the funds raised through 'The Cup That Counts' we have officially established a coffee demonstration farm on Mt Elgon in the Ugandan highlands.Read More