A GROWING demand for quality coffee combined with a love of the beverage has seen Corlette residents James and Angela Axisa start up their own business specialising in the product.
The couple recently launched Bay Beans in Port Stephens, offering a variety of blends on their website www.baybeans.com.au
According to Mr Axisa, Bay Beans is unique in that its beans, which are predominantly sourced from New Guinea, are roasted to order.
“By the time you buy even the quality stuff on the shelf at the supermarket it is almost 12 months old,” he said.
“With us we will roast it and grind it if you want us to, when you want us to, so it is completely fresh.”
The company, which offers Brazilian, Columbian, Kenyan blends among others, has been steadily growing since its website launch and Mr Axisa said it was only a matter of time before the company had a shop front.
“To have a shop is one of our major goals,” he said. “But we’re also selling at the Anna Bay Markets and the new markets at Murray’s Brewery as well as delivering to homes.”