What We Do
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Carlini Coffee is a multi-award winning coffee roaster based in Melbourne, Australia operating exclusively in the specialty coffee segment since 2007.
Whilst no a small or micro-roaster company, we comfortably sit by volume in the Australian top 20.
This is almost an ideal size to provide the right combinations of consistency and flexibility.
One of our key strengths is the ability to customize solutions to meet just about any roasted coffee requirement.
Whether it's fresh roasted quality whole beans, ground, ESE pods or Nespresso classic capsules.
We do it all in-house and that's a major point of difference to our competitors - Carlini Coffee controls the entire end-to-end quality lifecycle.
You would be surprised how many coffee brands outsource their products, especially portion control pods and capsules.
We can offer up to 1.5 tons per day of roasting and packaging (depending upon pack types) along with over 500kg per day of grinding.
All our coffee products are manufactured under strict temperature controls that ensure the highest quality outcomes.
Did we also mention that we are amazingly fast !
Our facilities are specially engineered industrial Tier-1 - superior to the majority of our peers or competitors in the coffee industry.
This enables us to apply extreme levels of focus on quality across our three(3) purpose built sites in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, all fully owned by Carlini.
Enterprise clients demand high levels of consistency and security of supply and with business continuity arrangement in place we can provide an almost non-stop availability.
Our quality management involves every stage of the product lifecycle. These days everyone must do it.
Sourcing of raw coffees from approved, domestic QA-certified brokers, storage in our climate controlled environment, expert precision roasting, accurate packaging and rapid distribution.
Each step and process has it's own quality metrics which are measured, managed and optimized continuously.
You simply don't get that same level of expertise, experience or consistency from small roasters operating from a shop or limited facility.
With so many suppliers of roasted coffee, it's important to keep your product evolving, improving at all times to stay ahead of the competition and this a key focus at Carlini Coffee.
Only Specialty Grade
Whilst this statement is not intended to be any form of criticism, it's a well known fact that most of the larger private label and contract roasting companies play at the bottom-end of the coffee quality segment.
Think cheap, commodity/commercial grades mass produced by volume. This is an environment where a difference of 50 cents per kilo can make a huge impact upon profitability.
The only way to survive in that segment is by scale and efficiency and sourcing the cheapest. It's a game of concessions.
Instead of racing to the bottom, Carlini Coffee has a different strategy.
We focus on the quality segment for clients seeking a better performing coffee product in what is now a highly competitive Australian retail coffee market.
Our range of quality Single Origin coffees is curated from carefully selected small micro lots, single estate coffees that exhibit exceptional characteristics, traceable Rainforest Alliance certified, FAIRTRADE certified and a range of highly-ranked specialty lots for specific requirements.
As a general rule, we don't engage with clients seeking low quality offerings and the "cheapest price in town". There are many other suppliers that can fill those requirements.
We know from experience that poor tasting coffees from the cheapest ingredients do not sell well in the Australia market place, regardless of the distribution channels or circumstances.
You can appreciate that nobody wants to be left stranded with unsold raw coffees, therefore if clients require "cheap green coffees" we can structure our engagement on the basis of the client sourcing the raw coffees. We do this by setting up the sourcing channels, offering advice and recommendations within reasonable limits.
We are happy to talk and work with companies, brands and cafes that successfully demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality coffee.
For these clients we can deliver exceptional value by focusing on a better grade of raw coffee prepared at a competitive price point.
Those clients that desire something unique and distinctive (which by the way is getting harder to achieve in the coffee market), allow us to apply our 38+ years of coffee experience in designing a customized solution for your coffee needs.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Carlini Coffee offers total discretion in our dealings with every client.
Your brand and business is important and you don't want someone hijacking that success with their own marketing initiatives or agenda around self-promotion.
So this means at all times, our services and facility remain secure and confidential - we won't share our business arrangements with anyone and we don't use social media. We also don't have visitors or members of the public into our premises.
You can be assured of complete privacy.
How we do it
All our coffees are roasted using precise automated profiling on our best-in-class, fully computerized, modern roasting platforms.
Our infrastructure is fully redundant and considered among the best in Australia - ultra clean, cool, controlled and always precisely accurate. It's also private.
We roast every day, 5 days a week, 51 weeks a year - proudly maintaining our perfect record in daily shipments of fresh roasted coffee beans to clients all around Australia.