Nestled alongside Kedron Brook in a diverse neighbourhood of light industrial manufacturing, cross fit gyms and specialty retail, Q Roasters is more than just a coffee roastery. By day you can enjoy a coffee with freshly baked bagel by Ray the resident artisan baker accompanied by the smell of freshly roasting beans. But at night Q Roasters event space often transforms from day-time yoga shala into a venue hosting private functions, art exhibitions and fundraising events.
One such event was the Australian Coffee Traders Association (ACTA) networking dinner, Thursday 5 September. As an ACTA board member, it was with great pleasure that Q Roasters director, Lachlan Hosking hosted the dinner for the first time in Queensland.
Since 1940 ACTA has taken care of the business of coffee by assisting and improving standards, promoting the image of coffee and providing a platform for networking and further education. Through liaising with media and regulative bodies ACTA has provided a united voice for the coffee industry over issues such as the impact of GST, coffee cartels, Fair Trade and Rainforest Alliance. Sustainability is at the forefront of their work with many of their members addressing how they can address sustainability in their operations with the adage of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’.
Guests were treated to an incredible barbeque smorgasbord cooked up by Rees & Sons and listened to presentations by:
Zeta Grealy – Coffee growing in Northern NSW, Australia.
James Drinnan - The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of the Australian Coffee Industry. Horticulturist, Horticulture and Forestry Science
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Thank you to our event sponsors; Cofi-com Trading, Grinders Coffee, MPM Marketing Services.