Born and raised in Sydney, Costa Arvanitopoulos and his wife Effie are leading a coffee revolution from their living room. With a two-year-old and an excitable hound at home – it’s no wonder quality coffee (and lots of it!) is an essential part of their household, however sourcing it became somewhat problematic. Growing up, Costa’s family used to buy bags of beans weekly from the local deli to ensure maximum freshness and quality –but these days it can be hit and miss unless you buy directly from the roaster. Even then you are generally limited to one flavour profile. That’s where Barker St comes in – it’s an online coffee marketplace that sorts the wheat from the chaff to bring you the best of the best and deliver it to your door. Convenience wrapped in sweet caffeinated satisfaction – we love to see it!
Armed with a decade of experience working with some of the finest roasters in Australia, it’s fair to say Costa knows what it takes to make a really good brew – whether your preference is for a smooth pour-over or a swift slap in the face in the form of an espresso, you can rest assured there are no duds here. Barker St showcases over 100 different beans all perfectly categorised by roaster, type and origin. All of the coffee featured on the site is fresh and roasted to order and is available as whole beans or ground. If you take your commitment to coffee seriously, Barker St also offers a customised subscription service, which could be right up your alley. Each month, you will receive a delivery of happiness in line with your personal preferences so you’ll never have to experience the pain of running out of beans again. Ready to start sipping? Take a peek at Barker St here.