About us

Why First Fruits?

First Fruits are historically known as the best of the harvest. The bible talks about a Jewish feast where the first fruits offering needed to be given before any of the crop could be harvested.

In the New Testament, James 1:18 says; “Of His own will he brought us forth by the word of the truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of His creatures.”

First Fruits Coffee is built upon God as our foundation.

Our Story:

Our head roaster is Dan Smith. He first developed a passion for coffee while still serving in the Army. Forced to retire from infantry due to back injuries, he worked in the club attached to the 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment, the beginning of his passion for coffee. When he entered the club he quickly took on the role of head barista, serving about 16kg per week. By the time he left a year later he had become assistant manager, the club now serving 40-50kg of coffee a week as well as craft beers and a selection of foods.

Coffee is an art form.

Like many art forms, there are a lot of ways to express your love for coffee. We believe in ensuring our beans are ethically sourced. We do our own research and don't take the "ethical trade models" at face value, as some of them aren't working towards the best interests of the farmers. We believe that the coffee you buy should be 100% great product, with no low grade beans to "fill in" the roast. We have a passion for coffee, and want to ensure that all baristas that serve our coffee and represent our brand are highly trained. We are also committed to ensuring the home consumer can enjoy our coffee at the same standard, and are working on videos to teach everybody the secrets to extracting the maximum potential from our unique flavours.

 

When we began in 2014 we started experimenting with new ways to roast coffee. After years of failed experiments we found we finally made some that was incredible. We could roast coffee light and still have that full body development. Not only that but because the new roasting style is less damaging to the bean our coffee can age for months longer than regular roasts and we have even have fantastic results age testing coffee over 12 months old. We usually reserve this special technique for our Single Origin beans and also have some great blends that we produce.

We aim to not just give you a beverage, but a unique experience. Thank you for using our products and sharing our passion for coffee. 

 

“Speciality coffee is defined as a crafted quality coffee-based beverage, which is judged by the consumer (in a limited marketplace at a given time) to have a unique quality, a distinct taste and personality different from, and superior to, the common coffee beverages offered. The beverage is based on beans that have been grown in an accurately defined area, and which meet the highest standards for green coffee and for its roasting, storage and brewing.” Coffee will usually get grade between 1 - 100 and Specialty Coffee will sit above 80 points. This makes up only the top 2% of coffee produced in the world.

 

Hi! I'm Daniel...

I’m a multiple award-winning coffee roaster and the owner of First Fruits Coffee. I’ve been a professional barista and café owner for nearly a decade now. My passion for coffee began in Brisbane while still in the army and directly transitioned into the cafe life, never looking back.