The Bun Coffee Story
A love of coffee, an appreciation for those who grow this incredible crop, a passionate vision and a leap of faith was the inspiration for David to create Bun Coffee in Byron Bay. From that very first roast in 2005 to today, our love and excitement for the coffee industry hasn’t wavered, only increased (if that’s possible?)
As a boutique, speciality roaster we source the highest quality beans to handcraft and roast our blends and single origins to our specific recipe ensuring the consistent taste and quality for which we’re known and loved.
From the beginning we have always committed to sourcing beans that are Organic, Fair Trade, or Rainforest Alliance. For us the question of sustainability is a case of ‘why wouldn’t you’? Our takeaway cups and lids are also fully compostable and biodegradable. It’s our bit in the ongoing support and protection of the environment and people that are at the forefront of the industry we all love so much.
David is currently studying Certificate of Advanced Studies in Coffee Excellence from the Coffee Excellence Center at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
The course has been developed by experts at the Coffee Excellence Centre of the Zurich University of Applied Science. As a world-class research Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology, experts will support and guide you through the learning journey to achieve the following broad academic goals on completion of the course:
- Acquire in-depth knowledge and a comprehensive overview of the science of coffee from crop to cup
- Apply a multidisciplinary scientific and practical knowledge of all processes involved in the coffee value chain
- Take a fact-based approach and critically examine all aspects of coffee
- Integrate knowledge on selected coffee topics into professional contexts
- Enlarge your professional network and make contacts with experts in the coffee sector.
Experience Bun Coffee at one of our partner cafes, selected retail stores, our online store or at our coffee roastery in Byron Bay.
We hope you enjoy your Bun Coffee as much as we love making it for you!
The Bun Team
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Bun story of origin. What’s in a name?
We often get asked about the story behind our name Bun. The name Bun originated in a French patisserie is the Sydney suburb of Glebe back in the late 1980’s. David opened the patisserie in 1988 under the name of Le Chocoreve (The Chocolate Dream) with his brother. With a team of European pastry chef’s the quality of the product was second to none and a wholesale business grew rapidly. David’s more larrikin friends started to refer to the shop as the “sticky bun shop” and pretty soon David assumed the moniker of “sticky” or “bun” or sometimes both! So for David, founder and master roaster, his new coffee roasting business name was always going to be Bun!
Interestingly, in Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee where arabica coffee grew wild in the forests of the Kaffa region, coffee is called “Buna” or “Bun”!