We are proud to be working with Dimitri Piliouras, The Artisan Coffee Roaster with over 25 + years experience gained from first hand experienced growing up surrounded by the hospitality industry after being raised by parents who owned and ran successful establishments for decades. Being ingrained with the skills of a savvy hospitality leader from a young age, and embracing wholeheartedly in further learning about customer service and quality product, the wheels were set in motion for expanding the knowledge base outside the industry for a boarder picture.
With a break in between owning and running cafes, a lengthy international trip for a few months through Hong Kong, Spain, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, France, United Kingdom, Peru, Mexico, Cuba and the USA, saw an international examination of culture, food, coffee and experiences that expanded the vision of The Artisan Coffee Roaster.
In 2012 marked the full time immersion into the coffee roasting field working as Head Roaster for a large mass-produced roasting factory for a few years in Brisbane. With an industry network of friends outside of that role, who were specialty coffee roasters, green bean importers, competition baristas on a regional, and nation level, the decision was made in leaving that position, to peruse the avenue into the Specialty Coffee Industry.
The Artisan Coffee Roaster is a small batch micro roaster who sources coffee from green bean importers who operate with direct supply contracts with specialty coffee estates and farmers, ensuring a personal connection all the way from plantation to roaster to the coffee drinker. Since 2014 The Artisan CoffeeRoaster has won Awards from The Golden Bean Competition and The Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards for our various blends in Espresso and Milk Based Categories.