Caffeine injection into town

Shenae Tornatora at Muzz Buzz in Bullsbrook, just down the road from RAAF Base Pearce. Picture: Matt Jelonek d417565
Shenae Tornatora at Muzz Buzz in Bullsbrook, just down the road from RAAF Base Pearce. Picture: Matt Jelonek d417565

Bullsbrook became the base of the search for the MH370 wreckage on March 18, bringing in an unprecedented flurry of customers to the quiet town of Bullsbrook.

Local coffee business Muzz Buzz has ensured the surge of military officers, security guards and journalists at the nearby air force base got their caffeine fix in the midst of the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane.

Shop manager Shakiri French said her team of baristas broke a store record last Friday.

‘It’s just been insanely busy; usually we just have our rush in the morning but the busy period is running right up until lunch,’ she said.

‘We’ve had some really big orders to deal with from the ‘RAAFies’; they really love their coffee.’

Meanwhile, the Mean Bean Cafe has been twice as busy as their steak burgers prove a hit with international journalists, according to owner Meagan Waters.

‘We’ve been absolutely flat-track; the staff is doing double shifts and there’s three staff working at one time.’

‘It’s sad that it takes a tragic event like this to bring in the extra business.’

The local supermarket had not noticed a difference in turnover other than increased bottled water sales.