Our approach to wholesale specialty coffee supply is based on the simple tenets of quality, consistency and accessibility. We want the coffee that you serve to be the very best it possibly can be.
Our espresso blends are a product of years of refinement and have been developed with the aim of providing a high quality, year-round stable blend. As some growing regions come into season and others move on, we rework our blends gradually and deliberately to ensure the highest quality and absolute consistency throughout the year.
We roast fresh daily in Melbourne on Loring Smart Roasters. The Loring is the most technically advanced roaster in production, and was designed from the ground up to be the most energy efficient roaster ever made.
Successful coffee businesses do not happen by chance. Along with providing the best coffee to our clients, we work on building long term relationships that foster success.
Dukes’ wholesale service includes:
– Personal delivery in Melbourne and Perth
– Equipment and coffee bar consultation
– Coffee program design
– Comprehensive barista training
– Advice and supply of accessories, brewers and tools
We are available around the clock to assist our wholesale customers with any question or concern.
If you would like to learn more about any aspect of our wholesale service, please get in touch with us.
ph. (03) 9417 5578
The best craftsmen have the best tools. As coffee roasters first and foremost, we focus primarily on the coffee rather than the machine. That said, we know that the right equipment is necessary to produce consistently excellent coffee.
For that reason, we recommend and provide in-house support for La Marzocco espresso machinery as well as a range of other mechanised and manual filter brewers. From equipment specification and supply through to setup and on-going upkeep, we are able to help get your cafe up and running as effortlessly as possible.
Using the knowledge we have gained through setting up and running our own coffee bars and cafes, we can equip both new and established businesses with the skills to make their coffee program exceptional.
Balancing quality at high volumes is a delicate exercise that requires constant attention and ongoing training. We have the skills and experience to provide that balance. We offer on-site and in-house barista training programs, big-picture workflow and systems training and off-site workshops and education sessions.
Our training program focuses on the specific needs of each business, and we work on building a strong and consistent team of baristas to get there.
Our wholesale training centre in Richmond offers the perfect space for barista training, workshops, systems training and educations sessions. With the capabilities of a fully functioning speciality cafe, we can help you find the best staff, improve bar workflow, implement systems, and continually hone your team’s skills.
Aside from business specific training sessions, we run regular cupping and coffee education sessions, to keep you up to date with all that we have to offer.
We offer our wholesale partners the unique service of on-site barista training. This style of training has many advantages, the first and foremost being that we can show you how to get the best out of your set-up and equipment.
Learning in a lab or training room is great for technical and detail-oriented training, however many of those skills can be quickly forgotten once transferred back into service.
More than just espresso…
Coffee education spans far beyond making espresso-based drinks. Equipment setup and maintenance are vital aspects of a barista’s work that are often overlooked.
Our trainers will teach you how to keep your equipment running fine and dandy, and will provide preventative maintenance and rotate consumables on a regular basis.
We are also masters of filter brewing in many different forms, from single cup pourover service to large scale batch brewing. We can provide coffee education courses to help fully understand coffee as a crop, bean and, ultimately, beverage.