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A little about Moto Bean


Located in a rustic, industrial barn between Kyneton and Castlemaine, Motobean Roasters crafts bean to machine, one carefully roasted cup at a time in an idyllic setting opposite the Botanic Gardens.

The passionate pair behind the project are husband and wife, Laura and Lachy Evans. Making the move in 2014 from Melbourne to Malmsbury, they packed their love of coffee in their suitcases. As regulars of some of Melbourne’s best coffee haunts and keen participants in the coffee industry, Laura and Lachy were keen to open their own cafe and roastery.

Lachy is Head Roaster and responsible for coffee sourcing and buying.  His commitment to overseeing the entire coffee making process also sees him working behind the machine with his team of experienced baristas. He works with a number of suppliers to source the best product all of whom operate ethically and sustainably and align with Motobean’s Fair Farm policy.

Grab some coffee today and you be the judge.



Fancy a latte by the norton?

In the café the kitchen team sources tasty ingredients for the Melbourne-inspired food menu locally from a region full of quality produce and from their very own kitchen garden grown right on the café’s doorstep.

Being an all-year kind of place you can enjoy sunny days, iced lattes and an avo smash on the deck overlooking the botanic gardens , while in winter the stacked stone fireplaces make for a cosy spot to enjoy a long black and sumptuous lunch.

Motobean has a verve for all things moto and a need to feel the ride buzz, so swap your friends and lunch with Motobean’s collection of classic motorcycles instead, which are all on display within the café-roastery.


A taste of Malmsbury

Lachy and Laura’s commitment to their rural community extends beyond coffee as well.

Malmsbury is more than a place of work, it is the pair’s long-term home and they collaborate with and contribute to local community groups in an effort to work together to grow the town.

You can check out the great work these community groups do here:

www.malmsburytownhall.com.au

www.malmsburyvillagefayre.org.au

www.malmsburycfa.com.au

home.vicnet.net.au/~malmhist/

Crafting Bean to Machine

Roasting coffee for the rhythms of the daily grind, Motobean is ground in creating a coffee culture both locally and around the world.  Crafting bean to machine for caffeinated relationships.

With this commitment, Motobean undertakes the entire coffee making process in-house, with coffee sourced, roasted and extracted by a team of professionals who push the boundaries of quality and innovation.