Leaf Bean Machine is a family-owned coffee roastery, located South of the river in Bibra Lake, and this year they’re celebrating 14 years in business. The team have built a reputation for spoiling hospitality with service and support while also providing café partners and alike with specialty products like their KARVAN coffee, exclusive and locally mixed PURE TEA and their delicious Vegan and Gluten Free S.O. Choc. Chances are you might have already tasted their products since they are served up at iconic locations all over WA, but now you can experience these and more by visiting their roastery café and retail space opened a little over 12 months ago. They serve up food and drinks for stay or takeaway, weekdays from 7.30am till 3pm with the retail space selling beans direct to the public at wholesale prices till 5pm. Need a new brew device? no problem, they have that too.

With all this in mind, as Sonshine’s content team got ready to start a brand new year on-air for 2024, Content Director, Jeziel Andersen, decided to take them for a roastery tour and coffee tasting session with the Leaf Bean crew. With a bunch of self-proclaimed coffee connoisseurs on the Sonshine team (we’re looking at you Dan!), this was always going to be a popular choice! The team started with some coffee tasting, before taking a tour of the amazing roastery facilities, learning all about the delicate art of roasting the perfect coffee bean, how the weather in different parts of the world affects the taste and quality of the beans from year to year, and all the ins and outs of what goes into that coffee they all love to drink.

The tour was followed by more tasting, and even non-coffee drinking Jeziel was catered for, with what he described as “the best hot chocolate I’ve ever had!” As you’ll see in the video below, the team had a whole lot of fun, and came away with just a little bit too much caffeine in their system. But it was the perfect way for them to get their brains going to create fun content ideas for the year to come.

Leaf Bean Machine’s Karvan Coffee beans are what the Sonshine team uses every day in our office to keep us well caffeinated, and if you’d like to see what all the fuss is about you can visit Leaf Bean Machine at 1/12 Horus Bend, Bibra Lake from 7.30am weekdays.