Welcome to Industry One Coffee Roasters

We roast specialty fairly-traded coffee in small batches and sell espresso from a warehouse located in Portsmith, 3 minutes drive from the Cairns CBD.  We specialise in supply of coffee beans for home and wholesale, such as cafes & offices.  There are no big egos here, just a group of people who love coffee, learning about coffee and serving it with some sparkle. Our philosophy is this -

Seasonally select the best green coffee from the best growing regions in the world, producing the highest quality roasted coffee that is honest, refined & distinctive.

Our products

Our services  

Espresso Bar

About our coffee

Our core principles focus on quality, appreciation and understanding of the beans we purchase, roast and serve; meaning our coffee is honest, refined and distinctive – you can taste the love! 

We offer a range of carefully blended & single origin coffee beans. As with any good coffee roaster, we purchase green beans seasonally meaning blends change slightly, single origins are here and then gone & from time to time a bean or blend is unavailable. This is a good thing.

We love what we do and happily share it with you. We believe there are no secrets in coffee and knowledge is power – power for positive change. We ask you to test our knowledge, make us grow & make us better; all for the benefit for specialty coffee. 

If you would like to discuss having our coffee in your cafe or business please contact David on 0459647273 or email.

Beans & Blends


A little bit more about us

Industry One Coffee was born out of a desire to develop the Cairns coffee culture alongside cities such as Melbourne, Wellington etc.  In achieving this we believed it was necessary for Cairns to have its own Specialty coffee roaster;  a roaster focused on the art of hand-crafted small batch coffee roasting, while developing new and emerging roasting trends. 
As a result Industry One Coffee came into existence in July 2010, bringing a new sense of urbanity to the traditional industrial hub of Bungalow, Cairns.  In 2014 we expanded the roasting operation into a purpose built warehouse with espresso bar in Portsmith. The cafe site in Bungalow was sold to a new owner in April 2016 and is aptly named, Industry One Cafe. 
We roast on a 1988 LN-series 12 kg Probat – she truly is awesome & after months of scouring the globe we found her in Echuca Moama, Victoria. We made the phone call and bought her over the phone sight unseen. Bursting with excitement during one of Cairns’ heavy wet season down pours we could hardly contain ourselves knowing we had just committed to making an idea, reality. We have only been impressed by her ability roast beautiful coffee & thank Rebecca, her previous owner, for passing her on to us.  Please come and visit us at roastery - 4-16 Tingira St, Portsmith, Cairns QLD 4870.

Our ethical values

Industry One Coffee Roasters supports all initiatives that work towards a fair and equitable exchange between coffee seller & coffee buyer.  We are humbled by the commitment & work carried out by coffee farmers all over the world, who bring us truly amazing coffees each and every year.

We take great pride in knowing the coffees we purchase, all of the highest quality, have been fairly traded & the coffee farmer has been rewarded for an outstanding product. We believe the growth of the micro-roasting movement has been monumental in bringing about positive change in the green coffee market, and in turn changing the lives of coffee farmers.  We urge you to buy "specialty" coffee from a local roaster and you can be sure your purchase is making a difference to lives near and far.

Our long term goal is to establish our own close to home (i.e. PNG & Sumatra), direct-trade relationships with coffee farmers to ensure the best possible returns for their produce.  

If you own a coffee farm and want to talk about direct trade, we would love to here from you.  Please email us here.