About

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 and most sustainable 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 four cafés in Canberra, one in Sydney 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, El Salvador, Panama, Nicaragua and India, among others.

Back home, our coffee blends have won numerous awards over the years including best roast and best espresso. In both 2016 and 2017 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 named World Barista Champion several weeks later after winning the world title in Seattle.

We work with the motto ‘Connecting Communities, Sharing Flavour’ because we believe that perfection isn’t a destination; it’s a journey, and one we want to share with you.

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