Dario Scilipoti – Bluebird Coffee Roastery

We meet Dario Scilipoti, founder of Durban’s award-winning Bluebird Coffee Roastery, at one of our favourite places in Kloof, Makaranga Garden Lodge, where Dario shows Holger how to make coffee like a true Barista. Filmed on location at Makaranga Garden Lodge.

Please listen to our Podcast interview with Dario Scilipoti.

Bluebird Coffee Roastery was awarded the coveted Best New Roastery award at the prestigious FNB Coffee Magazine gala event recently.

Dario talks about his journey and explains the technical aspects of roasting coffee. Coffee supply chain is very complicated and not very transparent. Dario hopes to change this.

The way that coffee is being traded around the world is really unsustainable. Coffee is often traded at below the cost price. The commodity price of coffee has actually decrease over the last 20 years.

As a roaster, Dario wants to support as supply chain that is sustainable.

Dario explains that the big brands are masters of consistency whereas the specialy brands are masters at offering a flavour experiences.

Dario explains: Third wave coffee – connecting the consumer directly with the coffee Gourmet Coffee – marketing term Specialty Coffee – rated at more 80 by Q-raters

Bluebird Coffee is available at: Hillcrest Kwikspar Salt Rock Coffee company

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