Expat.Roasters’ Specialty Coffee

International award winning Barista Shae Macnamara and Australian entrepreneur Adam McAsey have joined forces to create Expat. Roasters, a specialty coffee brew bar and wholesale business located in the heart of Bali.

International award winning Barista Shae Macnamara and Australian entrepreneur Adam McAsey have joined forces to create Expat. Roasters, a specialty coffee brew bar and wholesale business located in the heart of Bali.

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JUST RIGHT NEXT door to the island’s favorite cafe and McAsey’s other venture Sisterfields in Seminyak, Expat started as a passion project for two Aussie lads who were driven by a desire to produce an exceptional, unpretentious brew –  from the ground up.

Co-founder and Australian Coffee and Good Spirits Champion 2016, Shae Macnamara believes that what set Expat apart from other coffee joints is their approachable ethos around all things coffee alongside their heavy focus on education and training.

“We specialize in high quality specialty coffee, yes, but the whole reason for doing this is to bring a new approach to the coffee industry in Indonesia. We want to collaborate within the industry and educate coffee lovers along the way,” said Macnamara.

Coffee is first and foremost on the menu which include espresso and their chosen form of alternative brew method, the V60, also known as a pourover. Amongst the raw, concrete interior you’ll find Expat treats designed to match the brew being served including house-made banana bread with single-origin espresso butter, Wonderboys – think two brownie cookies hugging flavored buttercream – and everyone’s favorite, filled donuts. All made fresh, daily.

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The Brew Bar was cleverly designed by Melbourne-based Travis Walton Architects, alongside 21-19, an award winning brand and communications agency, both are behind all of the 8 Degree Projects venues in Indonesia.

On the center of the cement bench sits a custom designed La Marzocco PB with built in auto brew ratio scales and independent boilers, one of the most technically advanced machines on the market.

As residents of ‘the island’, Expat.Roasters work closely and respectfully with local Indonesian farmers and producers to source the finest quality local product to compliment their nomadic collection of beans from around the globe. Additionally, Expat.Roasters wholesale their specialty coffee across the Indonesian cafe market.

“Our house blend, Nomad, is a combination of three Indonesian coffees, an Aceh Gayo from Sumatra and two local Balinese beans from the Kintamani region. All three are processed differently to give balance in the cup. As for our singles, we are really excited with what’s out in the market and the speciality brokers we will work with.

“The perfect bean is a delicate combination of both art and science – recognizing a superior product from the point it’s hand picked to the myriad of scientific processes that determine its final flavor. A delicate balance of hand, head, and heart,” Macnamara explained.

So, next time you’re passing through Seminyak, be sure to stop by for your coffee fix!

EXPAT.ROASTERS
Jalan Kayu Cendana Block C003, Seminyak, Bali
T: +62 361 738 454
Instagram: @expatroasters
Facebook: expatroasters
www.expatroasters.com


Written by FoodieS Photographs by AKI November 6, 2016.

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