As you will likely be aware, we recently opened our first interstate Torrefazione (Italian for roasting house) in what is widely accepted as Australia’s coffee capital – Melbourne!
Needless to say, as a roaster, I didn’t think twice about the opportunity to head south to experience the coffee culture and the life here in the south.
One of the major reasons for Merlo setting up a Torrefazione here is to better service our expanding wholesale customer network in Victoria.
So we have installed a brand new Brambati roaster capable of supplying both our valued wholesale customers as well as the on-site café here at Queen Victoria Market.
One of my first tasks was to liaise with the Brambati electricians, engineers and software technicians. This involved making sure that the roaster was set up correctly and working as expected. Think lots of valves, sensors and probes etc. which all have to operate in the correct way at the correct time.
Once that stage was completed, certification was obtained from ‘Energy Safe Victoria’ to confirm that everything was compliant. Due to Brambati’s exacting standards (one of the reasons we’ve selected their coffee roasters) we passed all these tests without a hitch.
So, then onto the fun bit… roasting. Well, actually, not just yet.