a coffee supplier
5 Reasons to choose Merlo
- We have no contracts, that’s right no contracts whatsoever. We have no fear that our product and machinery will be the best you have ever used, and we put our money and reputation behind this without reservation. We give you 100% guarantee.
- We have more reps on the road around Australia than virtually any other coffee company and offer a 24 hour 7 days a week service. If your machine happens to let you down on that bustling Saturday morning, Merlo will not let you down with a rep on call 24/7.
- We provide 27 years worth of experience. We roast over 20 tonnes a week of nothing but excellent coffee week in and week out. We cup all the coffee that enters our Torrefazione and we only blend up in quality never down.
- We choose to slow roast our profile and we roast every day so the coffee is fresh and sent out daily. Only merlo coffee carries a date stamp of the date roasted so that you can rotate your coffee beans to serve the best fresh espresso! We also have a bean of the month program to highlight one country’s finest plantation harvest each month. Your coffee fanatic customers will love the exotic offering each month.
- We are nimble and flexible enough to understand and personalise your blend and packaging unique to you. We can accommodate a special blend with a blank or personalised labelled bag to create YOUR blend.
Quality & consistency
Merlo in your café
At our roasting house, quality control is paramount. We work to invest in the highest quality green beans from around the world, with each shipment cupped upon its arrival from origin to ensure they are of the highest standard. From these origins we have created seven blends with unique flavour profiles to suit a range of tastes.
Our Brambati roaster is state of the art, with everything from temperature, drum speed and roast time meticulously tracked and recorded.
Quality coffee is our passion and we work hard to share it with you. We’ve grown substantially over the last 27 years, but have remained independently owned. This allows the freedom to focus on the two things that have taken us this far – quality and service. We are a family business and value our community of loyal customers. To come on board please get in touch using the form at the bottom of the page.
TRAINING & SUPPORT
The perfect cup
Our account managers are happy to pass on their knowledge and industry experience both in the lead up to opening day and as part of our ongoing support.
Whether you prefer to train at our facility in Fortitude Valley or onsite in your cafe, we are here to support you and your staff in preparing the perfect cup of coffee for your customers.
We will calibrate your machine and grinder and provide training on how to maintain your equipment to keep everything running smoothly.
In the event of a breakdown, our account managers will do their best to fix it and if they can’t we will bring someone in who can.
We have a network of technicians to service and fix any major breakdowns and offer a 24/7 hotline (0410 653 370) for any emergencies that may occur after hours or on the weekends.
ONE STOP SHOP
Making it easier
For over 27 years Merlo has been supplying cafes and restaurants with a range of products and equipment that can help make running your business easier.
We stock everything you need, including:
- Takeaway cups and lids
- Takeaway trays
- Cleaning products
- Chocolate powder, and
We also stock retail products for you to on-sell to your customers, such as coffee beans, pre-ground coffee packs, chocolate coated coffee beans, Merlo branded water, KeepCups and our cold press coffee (delivery area restrictions apply).
You can place your order via email or by speaking to our customer service team. We pack and check each order individually. Our purpose built dehumidified cold room keeps the beans in perfect condition until they leave us to go to you.
South East Queensland – Order before 12:00pm for next day delivery, by close of business. Orders received after 2pm may not be shipped until the following business day.
Northern NSW – Order before 12:00pm for next day delivery, by close of business. Orders received after 2pm may not be shipped until the following business day.
Townsville – Order before 12:00pm for delivery within 3 business days. Orders received after 2pm may not be shipped until the following business day.
Adelaide / Cairns – Order before 12:00pm for delivery within 4 business days. Orders received after 2pm may not be shipped until the following business day.
Sydney – Order before 12:00pm for delivery within 2 business days. Orders received after 2pm may not be shipped until the following business day.
Melbourne – Order before 10:30am for next day delivery, by close of business. Orders received after 11:00am may not be shipped until the following business day.
Delivery estimates for Western Australia and regional areas can be requested when placing an order.
OUR PARTNER'S STORIES
Anouk is a Brisbane breakfast café institution in the eclectic suburb of Paddington, proudly serving Merlo Coffee.
Owner and chef PJ McMillan speaks about why he chose Merlo Coffee as his coffee supplier.
An efficient, friendly and bustling inner-city cafe, Espresso Engine is dedicated to making great coffee.
Frequently asked questions
There is a minimum order of 5kg for our wholesale customers.
If you are ordering less than this, you can always order Merlo Coffee as you need it from this website.
Online orders over $39 to Australian addresses receive free shipping!
To establish a wholesale account with Merlo Coffee, we do ask that you pay for your coffee order by credit card.
Merlo Coffee roast and deliver Monday to Friday to ensure you receive the freshest coffee available.
Here is a handy guide to our order-to-delivery timeframes:
South East Queensland – Order before 12 noon for next day delivery.
Northern Rivers / Sydney – Order before 12 noon for delivery within 2 business days.
Melbourne / Townsville – Order before 1pm for delivery within 3 business days.
Adelaide / Cairns – Order before 1pm for delivery in 4 business days.
Delivery estimates for regional areas can be requested when placing an order.
Yes! We also offer a wide range of teas and coffee-related products at competitive wholesale prices. Ask us for a brochure when you get in touch.
6-8 weeks for whole beans
3-4 weeks for ground coffee
Each bag is date stamped with the day the beans were roasted and packed in air-tight bags with a one-way valve to let gas out without letting moisture or other gases in. We recommend all our customers order smaller amounts regularly for the best flavour.
There are a lot of variables which can affect this figure, but we’d generally say you can make around 70 cups of coffee with every kilogram of whole beans.
GET IN TOUCH
Here at Merlo Coffee we are always keen to hear from enthusiastic business owners who understand the importance of serving quality fresh espresso coffee and strive to maintain consistency in their product. If this sounds like you, please contact us on 1800 637 567 or complete the form below and one of our friendly Account Managers will be in touch shortly.
Please note if you are an existing customer and have an emergency, please do not use this form to contact us – please contact our after-hours number on 0410 653 370.