Mel has been experimenting with coffee beans from across the world for three years to achieve the perfect blends.
“We use Ethiopian coffee as a base on all our blends, and work with beans from dozens of countries,” said Mel.
“Diversity gives us good blends.”
Trading on Nicholson Street for 11 years, Mel has been diversifying and growing his business.
“We started by selling green coffee beans and later transformed the business into a café and restaurant. Now we roast on premises, run the café and provide mainstream Australian and Ethiopian food,” said Mel.
“We are the only roaster in the west, and we’ve started to supply our blends to cafes across Melbourne,” he said.
You can buy your own Footscray roasted beans to take home or grab an espresso made by Mel in store.