Black Coffee is an ongoing, ever evolving experiment showcasing outstanding coffees in environments that are both accessible and exciting to the public.

In The Beginning

Black Coffee began on Good Friday, April 22, 2011 with a couple of Facebook posts and a group text urging friends to forego the crowds at the few cafes that were open and instead enjoy a home brew in the studio front room of founder Mark Free. Word spread quickly of this unique event and soon enough we were invited to curate a 10 day pop-up in the Somewhere Store gallery that August. Since then the Black Coffee banner has been applied to a number of events and concepts including service at the 2011 Victorian Barista Championship, the Black Coffee Orphans Xmas, the inaugural Lowdown workshop at Lowlands espresso and a four day pop-up in Outré Gallery Sydney. In addition to this Black Coffee operates weekly @ no fixed address, alternating between new and exciting venues around Melbourne and beyond.




Now and Next 

From here Black Coffee will continue to cultivate a new culture of amateur and professional coffee connoisseurs through ambitious events and well curated web content in the hope of becoming a leading resource for coffee appreciation in Australia and worldwide.