Friday Frienday #22 - Dawn Patrol Coffee Roasters

Dawn Patrol Coffee Roasters

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Adelaide’s burgeoning specialty coffee scene has new cafe's and roasters sprouting up in all sorts of locations.

Some of the greatest ideas have been created, developed and delivered from cafes. Our generation’s dissatisfaction with the 9-5 office lifestyle has found us wanting something different. Something more. Co-working spaces are cropping up all over the place and a cafe with Wi-Fi is a gold mine for the creative.

With new cafes opening up every month in Adelaide, it’s easy to find a new favourite. Some of the new places we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with use the beans roasted by two of the nicest gentlemen you’ll ever come across, and people we're very humbled to call our friends, Dom and Nick of Dawn Patrol Coffee Roasters.

Their roastery is a 45-minute drive South from the Adelaide CBD, or a nice windy drive through the Adelaide Hills, and is nestled between the beautiful vines of the Yangarra Estate Winery in Kangarilla. And it’s not just specialty coffee in the sense that it’s delicious, their focus is on ethically sourced, high quality coffee beans.

“Our customers know that when by purchasing our product they are supporting a process that treats everyone, including the bean growers, fairly.”

Nick and Dom are from the UK. They made the move to Adelaide after falling in love (not with each other, though there is an obvious bromance in the air). They are dedicated to getting the best from their product and ensuring that everyone in the whole supply chain is looked after, from grower to consumer.

That’s why on Sunday’s they open the shed in their backyard, where they roast the beans, to the public for tastings or, simply, to enjoy the sunshine and natural flora and fauna.

“That is definitely the funnest part. The distance away from all the hustle and bustle serves as a filter which often encourages people to take their time, have a conversation and enjoy their experience."

Most recently they’ve been collaborating with the Wirra Wirra Winery on their Church Blend, that pays homage to their flagship wine Church Block. It’s available for tasting now at their Kangarilla home.

While you’re there, say g’day to Alfpaca the Alpaca who was bought to keep Dorothy, their resident sheep, company and of course, enjoy the serenity.

Happy Friday Frienday, Dawn Patrol!