Boy from Daintree roasting his way to top of coffee tree
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