Local roasters excel on national scale
“The business started almost seven years ago and started roasting coffee straight away; we started entering the competition for feedback purposes and we’ve just so happened to have won an award each year,” Mr Ryder said.
“We had an olive grove down at Woolshed Falls and that was getting commercial yields for oils and the like.
“In the back of my wife, Lyn, and my mind was we wanted a little deli or coffee shop to sell our product.
“A mate of mine said you’d be mad to run a coffee shop, there’s too many variables, and that we would be better off becoming a coffee roaster.
“We bought a coffee roaster and we’ve gone from there.”
Mrs Ryder began the roasting process and Ben needed to step up after his wife broke her shoulder just eight weeks out from their inaugural roasting competition. She is now the chef at the café. The Ryders wished to thank the community for their support following the awards.