Maverick Coffee is an artisan roaster and coffee bar serving freshly roasted and deliciously aromatic coffee to all who are drawn to its coastal location.
Coffee aficionado, Andrew Gibson, began Maverick Coffee in an effort to share his passion for specialty coffee with the world. While this is Andrew’s debut hospitality venue – he is an industrial designer by trade – he has a wealth of experience as both a barista and a coffee roaster, which he gained while living in Europe.
Andrew worked as a barista in many cities across the continent before starting an apprenticeship as a coffee roaster. This was an incredibly influential time for Andrew and saw him aspire to open his own coffee roastery – a dream that became a reality with the opening of Maverick Coffee in early 2015.
The name Maverick Coffee was not chosen lightly; Andrew wanted the name of his brand to be a representation of his personality and character. Steering clear of coffee adjectives and clichés, Andrew decided on Maverick, adding title that he feels truly represents him.
As the first artisan coffee roaster in the region, Maverick Coffee plays an important role in the community. The specialty coffee attracts people from near and far, while the passionate and friendly staff members make the space welcoming and interesting, ensuring customers return time and again. The coffee bar provides two blends of espresso every day, as well as a rotating single origin coffee.
Maverick prides itself on creating roast profiles that bring out the best in each bean. This means every coffee on offer is full flavoured and of optimal quality. The process begins at the on-site roaster, where Andrew roasts the beans to perfection.
With only a small indoor stonewall separating the roaster from the coffee bar, the roasting process is always in the spotlight – the wall even features seating from which customers can observe the entire process.
While the focus is clearly on coffee, Maverick also provides a small menu of baked goods – think warm homemade muffins and cookies – sourdough toasties, and share platters comprising ingredients from local producers and growers. The coffee bar also stocks a full range of coffee beans for sale, equipment and local produce.
These products are stacked in front of black and white walls on timber shelves, tables and stools. The design showcases Andrew’s talent as a designer and can simply be described as urban. With hessian coffee bags adorning the walls, a blackboard with the day’s specials behind the counter, and much-appreciated splashes of greenery, the venue keeps your mind entertained while you wait for your caffeinated pick-me-up. A plush brown leather sofa also provides comfortable seating for those awaiting a beautiful coffee cup to take away.
Maverick Coffee embodies Andrew’s passion for specialty coffee. The industrial space is simple yet beautiful, while the coffee is full bodied and delicious. Nestled on Australia’s beautiful east coast, Maverick Coffee is as much an anticipated stop for road trippers as it is a haunt for locals.