Owner and coffee roaster Richard Emery opened The Bean Barn on 20 April 2005 with a 5kg Probat coffee roaster and one part time staff member. The original shop seated only six people. Over the years that followed, Richard built The Bean Barn into an award winning specialty coffee roastery situated in the heart of Ballarat. The shop moved from one side of Sturt Street to the other, and the 5kg Probat was replaced with a 12kg Dietrich roaster. With a central location, and offering customers a choice between award winning house blends and single origin coffees, The Bean Barn became a popular meeting place and cafe.
Now, after almost 11 years of operating as a cafe seven days a week, The Bean Barn is moving into the next phase. The cafe part of the business has been closed to allow Richard to focus completely on roasting specialty grade coffee beans for our wholesale and retail customers. It also means he can have a day or two off during the week.
Retail customers can buy coffee beans through our online shop. If you are interested in talking to us about wholesale coffee beans, please contact us.