20 years ago Dean Merlo began roasting coffee at the first Merlo Coffee Torrefazione ‘roasting house’ on James Street in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.
This roaster and café has since become the spiritual home of Merlo Coffee.
To celebrate its 20th anniversary, it was fully renovated with a brand new cafe downstairs next to an open-plan space for the store’s original artisanal roaster, which is still used today.
Upstairs is home to the new state-of-the-art Merlo Training Centre with a gallery of modern, coffee-inspired artworks.
IN THE PRESS
Merlo celebrates 20 years, Indulge Magazine, 19 April 2016
Merlo – Aussie for Coffee, The Magnificent Life, 18 April 2016
Merlo returns to 20 years ago, in the Valley, Weekend Notes, April 2016
7 News Flashback: Queensland’s coffee fascination, 7 News Queensland, 6 March 2016