Listen closely to the background sounds at Nessun Dorma Coffee Roasters, and chances are the same-named aria by Luciano Pavarotti will be playing.
Nessun Dorma is the latest venture for Roslyn Gibbons-Munch and Matthew Aplin, who after more than 11 years in the coffee industry have decided to roast their own blends.
“We thought, lets take our passion and experience and apply it to a roasting facility,” says Co-Owner Roslyn. “We decided to develop a well balanced coffee that would appeal to many but is unlike anything currently available.”
The pair has created a sensory experience where customers can view Matthew roasting during café hours on their 10-kilogram Turkish Has Garanti roaster. “We wanted people to see the whole process of coffee production, from the roaster to the cup. It’s also a great way to open dialogue between roasters and customers and interact with them about the coffee we serve,” says Matthew.
Matthew and Roslyn spent months perfecting the Eduardo blend, which won a bronze medal the inaugural Australian International Coffee Awards in May. This blend consists of three different beans from Brazil, Colombia, and Rwanda.
“This smooth blend has a beautiful chocolate body, blueberry and vanilla flavours from the Rwandan beans, and fantastic medium acidity,” says Matthew.
An Organic blend is also available. This is a more complex coffee with cherry flavours, citrus, and spice notes. Single origins rotate frequently, with popular favourites including beans from Colombia, Kenya, and Papua New Guinea. These are great options for pour over and cold drip coffees.
Nessun Dorma sports a custom-made power green Ruggero Expobar machine and a calming interior with warm lighting and colours. The café serves breakfast and lunch, including their popular Belgian waffles with bacon and ice cream. “The people of Yeronga are loving the fact that they have a boutique roaster in town. People’s expectations are that they’re going to get a really good coffee from a roaster, so that’s the standard we have to achieve, and our strong customer base consolidates that,” says Roslyn.