About Us

Our Green Bean Beginnings

Custom Coffees was first established in late 2000 as ‘Grata Gourmet Coffees’. The original owners, Scott and Merrill Macleod, initially intended to open a store front in the Bendigo CBD, but market for their wholesale roasted coffee beans blossomed so quickly, they moved directly to the current, larger location at Mayfair Park Estate. This rapid embrace of premium quality, locally roasted beans, reflected a growing cultural appreciation and enjoyment of coffee.

In 2010, Andrew and Sharon McDonald took over operation of the business, building on the strong base of Custom Coffee blends while infusing the company with new energy. Both Sharon and Andrew have long history of hospitality business management, a penchant for perfection and a long standing passion for all things coffee. The perfect fit. The McDonalds together with their knowledgeable team, some of which have been with Custom Coffees from inception, today foster both the artisan roasting methodology and a genuine service ethos in their coffee brands and staff culture.

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Slow Roasting for Deep, Rich Flavour

Custom Coffees is regional Victoria’s first coffee roaster. Roasting and wholesaling our select coffee beans outside the metropolitan area, allows us to provide our clients with the freshest coffee through small-batch roasting and meeting delivery expectations difficult for industrial roasters. Located in Bendigo, we are fortunate to be both ‘local’, yet within easy reach of most Victorian regions, and delighted with the commendation of ‘innovative and exciting’ by Melbourne coffee drinkers.

The owners and staff at Custom Coffees have an authentic appreciation for the complex characteristics of coffee, together with absolute attention to detail when roasting and blending bean varieties. These are the traits that make Custom Coffees a standout artisan coffee producer. Once you've tasted our coffee, you'll understand why we're not just regional Victoria's first coffee roaster, we're regional Victoria's premier coffee roaster.