Brewing up business

Debbie Hawley and Shaun Kane are excited about the prospects of Kalamunda’s newest coffee shop.
Debbie Hawley and Shaun Kane are excited about the prospects of Kalamunda’s newest coffee shop.

The siblings have both traded in long-standing careers for the love of lattes.

Mum of two Ms Hawley (46) was previously a primary school teacher and qualified accountant. Mr Kane (40) worked as a banker in Europe.

‘Our love of coffee and people made it easy to take the leap,’ Ms Hawley said.

‘My brother and I were looking for something different for which we had a real passion. Bringing The Coffee Club to Kalamunda ticked every box.’

Ms Hawley and her family left a farm in Zimbabwe 12 years ago when the country was wracked by political strife.

Finding a home away from home in Kalamunda, the now locals have not left since. Mr Kane migrated from Britain last year on Debbie’s strong recommendation and loves being a part of the tight-knit community.

‘Kalamunda is such a friendly place to live,’ Mr Kane said.

The pair said once the business was fully up and running, they intended to ensure it became an integral hub and major part of all the community.

‘We will be supporting a different local community group each year; whether that be a charity, sporting group, school or rotary,’ Ms Hawley said.

Coffee Club Kalamunda will open its doors for the first time on Tuesday.

It will be open daily from 7am till 7.30pm (7.30-8.30 Thursdays) at shop 10, 39 Railway Road, Kalamunda.