In-house roast is Typika’s boast

Stephen Kenyon in the roasting room at Typika. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie d403142
Stephen Kenyon in the roasting room at Typika. Pictures: Andrew Ritchie d403142

Combine the two and you’re onto a winner, which is exactly what Typika Artisan Roasters owner Stephen Kenyon did.

Known for his work with Perth caf� favourite Cimbalino, the 31-year-old opened the coffee roasting facility-cum-caf� in April after struggling to find a suitable roaster for his cafes.

The coffee connoisseur and father-of-three said after going from one roaster to another, he decided to put his money where his mouth was and opened his own facility with a custom-fabricated, computer-controlled coffee roaster in partnership with his father.

‘It took about eight years to get to that point and eventually we thought ‘well, we know that whole side of the industry’ and went looking for our own machines and premises and thought we’d start our own wholesale company,’ Kenyon said.

‘I was getting fed up with roasting companies who really had no idea what your everyday caf� is going through or what a caf� owner wants.

Kenyon said he was currently going through 165kg of coffee a week and since opening the establishment, he had been extremely busy but was confident in his product and how they were coming along.

‘I’m tired of the average service and product in Perth, so if you want to see what the brand represents you can come to us and experience Typika, from the food quality to the service,’ he said.

‘It’s a transparent company, that is why the roasters are on display. You can see the beans and what type of beans they are ” you can see it all.

He believes the controversy over the price of coffee has the wrong emphasis.

‘No one ever asks if it’s value or not, they kind of just put a price on it,’ he said.

‘The price and value are two different things. I can walk into a takeaway place and pay $4.60 for a coffee and take two sips and throw it in the bin.

‘You can come to us and pay a few cents more and get a great coffee, a waitress who is happy to see you and consistency every time you go back, that has got to be worth something.

‘It depends on how you weigh it up ” it all comes down to the package.’

Typika is on the former Claremont Fresh site at 331 Stirling Highway.

It seats 150 and is open seven days a week from 7am to 4pm.

They are currently not taking bookings.