Jl. Petitenget No.1A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung Bali
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There are few people that can claim knowing coffee as well as Shae Macnamara.
He is a bit of a legend when it comes to the world of coffee. A career that traces back more than 16 years, Shae has travelled the world to learn all there is to know about coffee, opening a cafe in Venice, consulting on the openings of numerous others, was the National Coffee Ambassador for Australian coffee giants, Grinders, and has now settled in Bali to begin his next chapter at Expat. Roasters.
Knowing where Shae’s passion lies, it is no surprise that Expat dedicates itself 100% to coffee. The cafe is clad in concrete, filled with sleek wooden chairs and tables and dotted with greenery. However, the action takes place around Expat’s custom designed La Marzocco PB, parked up on the striking cement front bench. This baby is a barista’s dream, boasting all the bells and whistles including built-in auto brew ratio scales and independent boilers, making it one of the most technically advanced machines on the market.
Keeping their island origins close to heart, the Expat. team works closely with a collection of local Indonesian farmers and producers to source the finest quality, local products to complement their nomadic collection of coffee beans. While this does allow for them to create some of the finest coffee in Indonesia, Shae also looks at Expat. as a way to educate locals and foster a new approach to the coffee industry.
Coffee is king at Expat. The house blend has fittingly been dubbed ‘Nomad’ and is a combination of three Indonesian-only coffee beans – two different beans from the Kintamani region in Bali, and the other from Arche Gayo from Sumatra. All three beans are processed differently, providing a perfectly balanced flavour in every cup. Trained baristas pour your coffee at your seat and guide you every step of the way with your coffee choice.
Expat. Roasters is continuously working to foster the burgeoning coffee and barista community of Bali and their future is more than bright, it is absolutely glowing. Expat’s wholesale business is taking Indonesia by storm and they are also set to open a coffee-centric cafe and bar in Ubud in 2018. Having successfully introduced the culture of making a good brew across the island, these guys are now the top dogs when it comes to coffee in Bali. Visit Expat’s Seminyak brew bar to see what all the fuss is about.