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Our Story

Numero Uno is not about us being number one, but about every individual along the coffee supply chain being valued and put first. 

 We are a specialty coffee roaster who helps purpose-driven individuals build a local community founded on great coffee. We continually seek coffees that are ethically and sustainably grown. We develop relationships with, and buy directly from, origin small-holder coffee growers and cooperatives. 

The story of who we are is woven by the people who have partnered with us over the last 18 years. We help hundreds of coffee lovers realise their dream of opening and operating a coffee business. These are a few of their personal stories:

 

 

 



Numero Uno Coffee Roasters was founded in 2006 from humble beginnings in my garage in Sydney. I am thankful every day to be working with incredible people and beautiful coffee.

My mission has always been to improve the quality of the lives around me and the industry; investing in the team around me, my customers, suppliers and the partnerships of small holder farmers. To me, they are number one which is how I named my business.

I’m constantly looking for more ethical and sustainable outcomes that nourish communities locally and globally, and protects the health of the planet. If something isn’t working, I will make the necessary changes until it comes back to being harmonious. Above all, I appreciate the importance of relationships and that they take time, respect and have to be nurtured.

I only source green bean through direct-purchasing to ensure better prices for farmers. We select for quality and non-GMO, defect-free green beans.

- Gina di Brita, Founder.

 

Judging

Gina and the Numero Uno team are experienced coffee judges. We travel to origin to source great coffee directly from farmers, and to support coffee nations advance their specialty coffee industry. We participate in national coffee quality competitions as judges to cup quality, as well as offer roasting and retail training sessions. We have participated in the following:

2019 Timor-Leste Festival Kafe Timor National Coffee Quality Competition - judging and sample roasting 

2018 Timor-Leste Festival Kafe Timor National Coffee Quality Competition - judging

2017 Timor-Leste Festival Kafe Timor National Coffee Quality Competition - judging

 

Awards

 

Women In Coffee Awards - ASCA 2019 Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee Woman of the Year.

Eleonora Genovese Australian Coffee
Woman of the Year
2019 

 

The Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition

GOLD

2010 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Organic Espresso

 

SILVER

2015 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Decaffeinated (Milk) 

2013 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Decaffeinated (Latte)  

2008 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Champion Espresso 

2006 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Champion Espresso 

 

BRONZE 

2012 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Organic Espresso   

2008 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Champion Australia 

2007 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Champion Organic 

2007 Golden Bean Coffee Roaster Competition Champion Milk Based