Relationships are important to Zest; connections built with coffee farmers and coffee lovers are valued equally.
Zest is invested in helping café partners grow their coffee businesses. We have built a team of skilled, creative and experienced coffee professionals – enthusiastic about your success. Our mission is to build patronage for your café through providing your clients with wonderful flavour experiences, education, efficiency, training, knowledge sharing, developing coffee appreciation through our passion for flavour discovery.
“My coffee journey started when I worked in my parent’s shop. A cafe opened next to us and the aroma of black coffee aroused my interest. Since then I have worked every single job there is in a coffee roastery, from packing coffee bags to roasting. Now, my wife myself, and our Miniature Schnauzer, ‘Salvador’ have been living in beautiful Warragul. Since starting with Zest I have had the opportunity to roast high-quality coffee, picked coffee cherries, processed them, and share them with friends. My journey is currently 25 years in and I am only just getting started.”
Aryan brings an extraordinary level of coffee knowledge to our team. Having been with our team for over 4 years and a half now, Aryan spends most days either helping or training our cafe partners or roasting your micro-kot coffees on the white baby Deitrich! Aryan is also a Judge for Brewers Cup competitions. He is also an advocate for healthy eating and runs a marathon or two from time to time!
“I got into coffee for the reason it brings people together and it was a tradition in my household where we would all gather and share a coffee and spend time together.
Another reason was for the experimental side and the ability to always learn. I was a barista for two years before I started training and educating regional hospitality staff as well as helping businesses create procedures and better workflow, so they could create better tasting coffee and a more successful business.I then decided to open my own espresso bar inside the local Wagga brewery (Thirsty crow ).From there, I came across an opportunity with Zest so my girlfriend and I decided to move down to Melbourne where we are both loving life and enjoying all the good parts the city has to offer.”