our story

At ONA, coffee is our passion.
As Canberra’s largest specialty roaster and supplier, we’ve always had one simple goal: creating the best coffee in the world.

Welcome to our passion.

We believe that coffee is more than just a drink. Like a great wine, truly great coffee tells a story. It’s a story of community, history, culture, climate, time and, above all, passion. That’s where the ONA story began. With one man’s passion for the perfect cup of coffee and his obsession to find it.

Almost a decade later, after humble beginnings in 2008, we at ONA Coffee now proudly celebrate three cafés in Canberra and supply exceptional, locally-roasted coffee to over 100 more.

Via the ethical trading company, Project Origin, we source the highest quality green beans produced in the most sustainable ways possible, deal directly with producers and empower communities in Ethiopia, Colombia, Honduras, Rwanda, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and India, among others.

Through this close collaboration, coffee producers in developing countries receive a minimum of 30%, and some cases even 90%, more than the price offered by Fair Trade and the Rainforest Alliance, and they no longer need to rely on the New York Coffee Exchange.

Back home, our coffee blends have won numerous awards over the years including best roast and best espresso. In 2016 ONA Coffee barista, Hugh Kelly, won the Australian Barista Championships and the year prior, our founder, Sasa Sestic, won the 2015 Australian Barista Championships and was also proudly named World Barista Champion in that year.

Even so, Sasa still strives tirelessly to create that perfect cup of coffee.