Seven Seeds Coffee Roasters, Carlton
Serving You Since '07. Seven Seeds is a roastery and coffee shop in Carlton, Melbourne.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Mark & Bridget were some of the first to break away from the Italian coffee roasting style in Melbourne. Seven Seeds on Berkeley St, Carlton was born in 2007 initially to roast coffee for Brother Baba Budan established a few years earlier, with Seven Seeds developing into a cafe-roastery model. The goal was simple - to source directly and explore the best brewing practices.
Carlton was bursting at the seams, so a dedicated roastery & HQ was established in 2016. We’ve come a long way, but remain rooted in the sustainable principles that guide the decisions we make.
TRANSPARENCY & THE FUTURE OF COFFEE
2018 marked a statement of intent for us. A statement to make sure that people growing exceptional coffee are still doing so in decades to come. A statement that exposes the traceability that coffee producers deserve, and discerning drinkers demand as the new norm. So, we started publishing the price we pay directly to producers, it's called farmgate. We're proud we can publish this for both our single origins and blends. We believe in the future of coffee.
OH, AND THE NAME
Seven Seeds takes its name from the precious cargo which Baba Budan smuggled out of Yemen and into India during the 17th century. By strapping seven seeds of fertile coffee to his waist, Brother Budan broke through the tightly regulated system which had, until then, kept coffee cultivation within the confines of the Arabic world. Because of Baba Budan and his determination to spread coffee around the world, we are now able to source beans from the Americas, Africa and Asia.