‘The Financially Sustainable Coffee Business’, with Sasa Sestic and Nadi Elias

‘The Financially Sustainable Coffee Business’, with Sasa Sestic and Nadi Elias

‘The Financially Sustainable Coffee Business: The Steps to Building a Successful Café’

What makes a successful cafe? Is it a nice fit-out, an Instagram-able menu, or a menu of expensive geisha coffees? Or, is it none of these?

Join former World Barista Champion and business owner, Saša Šestić and CEO of Equus Partners and Caffeine Advisory, Nadi Elias as they discuss how to operate a financially sustainable and successful coffee business.

Sasa and Nadi will explore how to achieve success in the coffee industry – from producer to cafe owner – and how it all starts with the cafe owner running a financially sustainable business.

Joining Sasa and Nadi on each stop of this speaking tour will be local business owners and professionals, who will participate in an open panel following a presentation.

Be prepared to take away key insights to the method to running a successful business. It doesn’t matter where you are on the business journey, you’ll be guaranteed to leave with an action list of key things to implement in your business.

To register for this event, visit the Eventbrite page.

ONA Marrickville to host ‘CM Selections’ cupping

The ‘CM Selections’ are a limited series of experimental, carbonic macerated coffees created by collaboration by green bean company Project Origin and various coffee producers around the globe.

“The [CM] Selections came about as a result of collaboration with dedicated producers, who are excited to lift their coffee to new potentials,” said Project Origin founder, Saša Šestić.

“After the work on the carbonic maceration method with the Sudan Rume I used at the World Barista Championships in 2015, we have kept looking for new ways to improve cup quality.

We are exceptionally proud of these coffees and are excited to finally share them with the public.”

The coffees will be shared in a public cupping session on the evening of October 2 at ONA Coffee’s Sydney shopfront, ONA Coffee Marrickville.

Manager of ONA Coffee Marrickville, Isaac Kim says that the event presents a great opportunity for the public to engage with the speciality coffee industry outside of a consumer-driven setting.

“We’re really excited to be able to invite people in to enjoy these world-class coffees,” he said.

“It’s not every day that you get to taste coffees that have been in the World Barista Championship finals, let alone the coffee that was used to win it.”

In addition to the cupping session, ONA Marrickville will be selling gift boxes of three CM Selections coffees:, roasted for espresso, milk-based and filter. This box will include the Ethiopia Diamond 1318, which was used by Polish Barista Champion Agniezska Rojewska to win the 2018 World Barista Championship.

More information about the cupping session and admission can be found here: CM Selections Cupping Session

For more information, contact social@onacoffee.com.au


‘CM Selections’ Cupping Session
Where: ONA Marrickville, 140 Marrickville Road NSW
When: October 2, 6pm onwards
Cost: Ticket prices vary: $10 – $75


ONA Coffee Masterclass July Tour

We are excited to announce that during late July, members of the ONA Coffee team will be touring several cities in Australia, holding educational Masterclasses with baristas and coffee enthusiasts.

These Masterclasses will take place in Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Sydney between July 18 and 26.

Join industry professionals such as current Australian Barista Champion Hugh Kelly and multiple Australian Brewers Cup Championship winner Devin Loong, as they explore topics concerning Brewing and Extraction Methods and Theory.

The Masterclasses will take place at the following venues:

July 18 – Melbourne, VIC
Venue: Manchester Press
Time: 1800 AEST
Address: 8 Rankins Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000

July 19 – Hobart, TAS
Venue: Vilicia Cafe
Time: 1800 AEST
Address: 39 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000

July 20 – Adelaide, SA
Venue: Devour Cafe
Time: 1800 AEST
Address: 52 Davenport Terrace, Richmond SA 5033

July 26 – Sydney
Venue: Espresso Room, Circular Quay
Time: 6.30pm
Address: Gateway, Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000

To attend one of these events, register at the event page.

For more information, email social@onacoffee.com.au

National OCD Tour with Hugh Kelly

The Australian Barista Champion for 2016/17, Hugh Kelly, is touring Australia during May 2017 to give demonstrations of the ONA Coffee Distributor (OCD).

The ONA Coffee Distributor (OCD) was first developed by Sasa Sestic in 2011, as a means of combatting channeling in espresso extraction. Sestic is the founder of ONA Coffee and won the World Barista Championship in 2015.

The ONA Coffee Distributor Version 2 also won the People’s Choice Category in the Product Innovation Awards at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) 2017. In front of a crowd of hundreds, the OCD tool was announced as the people’s choice in the Product Innovation Awards at Australia’s largest coffee event, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo.

Over the course of several  days, Hugh will visit several locations in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne, giving demonstrations of how to properly use the OCD tool, discuss test results, do blind tastings, give presentations and answer a Q&A session. The schedule will be as follows:

May 8 Sydney
Espresso Room, 6pm
Gateway Sydney, Gateway, Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000

May 10 Brisbane
Dramanti Roasters, 5.30pm
94 Tingal Rd, Wynnum QLD 4178

May 11 Perth
The Daily Espresso, 5.30pm
119 Claremont Cres, Swanbourne WA 6010

May 15 Melbourne
Plug Nickel, 5.30pm
7 Peel St, Collingwood VIC 3066

May 16 Melbourne
Plug Nickel, 5.30pm
7 Peel St, Collingwood VIC 3066

If you are interested in attending one of the events, please register via onacoffee.com.au/ocd