Cherry Black Coffee Roasters​

Unit 1/12 Sunset Avenue, Barrack Heights. NSW. 2528. Open by appointment only – 0415 439 150

How It All Started


10 years ago Paolo Dicembre started roasting coffee on a little 200gm countertop air roaster for his coffee training centre in Lilyfield. Some time later Paolo controversially launched Australia’s first 100% Robusta blend in 2009. It was the beginning of a change that was about to sweep through the Australian coffee industry. The raised awareness of the Robusta bean led many coffee roasters to use Robusta as part of their blend recipes.

Just like an artist, with tubes of paint and palate can create all the subtle colour changes of the spectrum, so too coffee blenders have a similar ‘tool base’ to create shades of flavours. Blending is a very serious business, where blend recipes hold high value and the science is exacting.

Understanding the bean origins, roast profile, and characteristics all point towards one thing… the taste. Coffee roasters spend copious amounts of time and money to formulate a blend that separates them from the competition. Cherry Black uses Robusta beans in a number of their coffee blends.

Paolo Dicembre


Paolo Dicembre is the principal and roaster of Cherry Black coffee. Heavily involved in the coffee industry for the past 20 years, Paolo began roasting with a small counter top air roaster. Paolo was fascinated by the endless possibilities of flavours and styles of coffee blends.

Paolo is a Class 1 Professional Barista and has been serving coffee for over 20 years. Paolo has extensive experience as a barista, and as a barista educator. He lets his coffee do the talking.

Our Coffee

The Cherry Black coffee blends are slow roasted using a unique method in our gas fired coffee roaster which draws out the natural flavours of the coffee beans and add subtle, smooth flavours. The distinct intense flavour and full bodied aroma is unmistakable. Blended from selected quality imported beans then slow roasted to perfection using our roasting process. The first thing you’ll notice about Cherry Black Coffee is the full aroma and the smooth taste. There is no bitterness or sharp aftertaste. We blend and roast only AA grade or better coffee. Compare the difference.

The Robusta Revolution

$11.50 - $40.00

Lost Mayan Blend

$12.50 - $40.00

What Our Clients Say

Cherry Black coffee has the body I want but without the bitter extract the others have. Layering all the nuances of nuttiness, smoke and earthy flavours with a creamy texture and a lovely tart cocoa bean hint of real chocolate.
Peter Healy, Melbourne Sommelier