Our Team

Our mission is to partner with premium cafes that are dedicated and passionate in producing quality and consistent coffee. We offer our friendship, coffee expertise, machine calibration and maintenance, barista training and work together to build your cafe to be the best in town. But most importantly, we like to provide old fashioned service and have fun along the way. It doesn’t have to be all business.

 

DANIEL – OWNER

For me personally, building lasting relationship with my customers and chatting to people about good coffee is what really motivates me. It is such a personal experience! I have been in the industry for over 12 years now and have seen many changes in this time. These changes have been driven by our customers who push us to create better and more consistent coffee and I love this. I enjoy the roasting process, cupping, training and providing constant education to customers and staff so that they can enjoy the nuances of coffee as much as I do.

When creating Above Ground we had to ask ourselves, who do we want to sell our coffee to?

The answer was fairly simple – Everyone! Not because we are greedy, but because we are so passionate about what we do.

Coffee is a personal experience. From espresso, to filter, to aeropress, to percolator , to automatic machine made coffee, people like different things. The one thing we will not do is capsule coffee.

 

SCOTT – MASTER TECHNICIAN / EVERYWHERE MAN

 

Scott’s main role at Above Ground is to service our customer equipment to keep the coffee flowing at its best. Scott has an extensive technical background, and is more than competent in repairing Espresso machines, grinders and Super automatic coffee machines. He is also known to jump behind the machine and pump out some mean coffee shots when required. A recent stint at a trade show, saw him pump out 7kg’s of spectacular coffees in just over 4 hours. He is good for a laugh, loves a joke and has even had a go at stand up comedy! So if you have any good jokes, let him know.