About Us

Welcome to Single O, formerly known Single Origin Roasters. (A bunch of café customers named us ‘Single O’ shortly after we opened and in the good Aussie tradition of shortening names, we came to use it for everything from answering phones to social media handles, so it’s good to have made it official.)
 
Here’s a quick rundown of our nifty operation.
 
We opened in 2003 in Surry Hills & spun a few customers out with our fruit driven blend, affection for our then-roaster named Boris & coffee beans served as single origins. Thankfully people warmed to it all & today, in addition to our Surry Hills café & brew bar, we have a small and stellar array of undertakings, namely our Botany roastworks where we roast for passionate hospitality folk locally & interstate.
 
We are forever sourcing, sampling, cupping, roasting, measuring, calibrating, tweaking, blending & tasting. For all our joking-around, we take our coffee damn seriously.
 
We’re not saints but we try to source ethically & environmentally sound beans, products & produce. Our roastworks runs on solar power & we had a hand in creating The Juggler, the world’s first purpose built café milk on tap system.

Finally, we have a rocking team of people with a love of their craft, a palate for quality & a penchant for fun. Our door is always open to coffee crazed passionate people, great beans & new ideas. (Even if they are inclined to spin a few people out.)

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