Boy from Dain­tree roast­ing his way to top of cof­fee tree

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FOR­MER Dain­tree lo­cal Roger Bright caught a cof­fee bug which is spread­ing around the world.

The owner of Supreme Roaster re­cently won three bronze and a sil­ver medal at the Na­tional Golden Bean Awards.

“We won more awards in espresso and milk cat­e­gories than any other roaster and an award in ev­ery cat­e­gory we en­tered. It’s an amaz­ing ac­com­plish­ment,” Mr Bright said.

The se­cret to his busi­ness is of­fer­ing cus­tom blends and em­pow­er­ing baris­tas with ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing.

Mr Bright was born in Moss­man, at­tended Moss­man State High school and moved to Cairns when he was 18 where he found his pas­sion for cof­fee ex­per­tise.

“I was born in Moss­man but I also grew up in the Dain­tree. I love it and I think grow­ing up in a small com­mu­nity has shaped me to be who I am to­day,” he said.

“Cof­fee re­ally ap­pealed to me be­cause there was so much skill in­volved .it wasn’t just about how many tea­spoons you use it was the dif­fer­ent kind’s of blends you can make, where it is grown and how it is served.”

He later moved to Mel­bourne, the espresso cap­i­tal of the world, and de­vel­oped a small cof­fee van where his cof­fee bug turned into a cof­fee fever.

“I love it. I can see my­self do­ing it in 30 years time. It’s some­thing I love do­ing and it’s some­thing I’m good at,” he said.

Supreme Roast­ers cof­fee is sold in the Dain­tree, Moss­man and Port Dou­glas through Pecorino’s, Cross Roads Café, Big Bar­ra­mundi and Ori­gin Espresso.

Supreme roaster: Roger Bright

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