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Our Philosophy

Sam Holman & Eli Rami

The Black Lab Coffee Co. is the creation of two crazy coffee aficionados in Eli Rami & Sam Holman, who have both been in the coffee industry long enough to warrant heart palpitations. With a deep love of hospitality, the idea was to find and distribute top quality blends and single origin coffee beans, designed to be brewed in new and creative ways. Eli and Sam wanted to share their passion for telling stories through coffee, and much like a good whiskey or wine the way coffee is brewed plays such an important role in discovering its hidden flavours. The farmer, the altitude, the process of harvesting and the brew style all add to the story behind the cup.

For us, we felt that the craftsmanship of brewing coffee and the time & patience it takes to fully uncover the hidden uniqueness in each bean was lost in todays culture of fast in-and-out cafes. We wanted to bring back the theatre of brewing techniques and share with people our passion for telling stories through coffee.

Today Eli and Sam focus on two main areas; sourcing some of the best beans on the planet, and training and educating baristas in brew techniques to uncover the unique characteristics of each individual coffee. Contact them anytime, they are always happy to have a chat over coffee.