There’s something unique about Leaf Bean Machine, although only a small coffee roaster and tea supplier, they’ve got a strong presence in the hospitality world in Western Australia.
The Perth small business is run by the husband and wife duo Brad and Fleur. They’ve been up and roasting for 10 years now! For Leaf Bean Machine, it’s more than offering an exceptional product and service, “it’s about building community, strengthening connections and simply having a good chat over a good coffee. That’s what life’s about” (Brad).
Brad and Fleur’s Karvan coffee beans and Pure Tea blends are spread all across WA – being the first choice for many Perth cafes, and coffee and tea lovers in Australia. “We create affordable products of an extremely high quality. We want everyone to be able to enjoy one of life’s simplest pleasures” (Fleur).
Over the last decade, the business has steadily grown, winning awards consistently for their Karvan Blend #2, Blend #4, as well as their decaf. The Perth coffee roastery attribute the business’s success to the dedicated and passionate LBM team. “It’s more like a family. We work closely with one another, support each other, celebrate the successes and bound together for the challenges. Each employee is such an important piece to the business, we couldn’t feel more grateful” (Fleur).
“The family extends beyond the business’s walls. It includes the cafes we supply to, the customers we serve and the wanderers who simply pop in to have a look.” (Fleur).
“We stand with open arms to each and every coffee and tea lover” (Brad).
Upon first entrance, walking into Leaf Bean Machine you instantly feel the family embrace as you’re greeted by smiling faces and offered a coffee.
As you walk past the front desk, you’ll be greeted by Anna who works in accounts with a big mug of flat white by her side.
Next, you’ll be stopped in your tracks as you witness Fleur’s impressive collection of teacups in the kitchen. Then, you’ll come across Summah in the Barista Training room with a glamorous set up of 5 shiny Wega coffee machines.
In the roastery, there are the Karvan roasters Marte, Savannah, and Yuki who will go out of their way to give you a wave and excitedly answer anything and everything coffee related.
Past the roastery, you’ll arrive in the warehouse where the coffee technicians look up from their machines with a big smile and friendly handshake.
If you’re lucky, you might catch Jon the delivery driver who’s always up for a chinwag and a laugh. He goes in and out of the coffee roastery delivering to popular cafes all across Perth.
From the entry, to the exit – you couldn’t feel a warmer welcome. Just be warned, you might not want to leave!
“A strong team is the backbone of our business. We all spend so much time at work that it has to be a warm and welcoming environment.” (Brad).
“Brad and I have always encouraged an environment that is relaxed but productive. You can have as many coffee and biscuit breaks as you like as long as at the end of the day your work is done.” (Fleur).
“We lead by example and at the end of the day we feel it is a fun place to work.” (Brad).
“We are big believers in looking after our team. Little things like celebrating birthdays with cake and our best teacups go a long way” (Fleur).
Popping in for a visit, it’s no wonder Leaf Bean Machine has grown in popularity. Their attention to detail in their products, the synergy and communication in the business itself, and Fleur and Brad’s kind and uplifting attitude: it’s more than coffee, it’s a whole community.