Giancarlo Giusti and Rino Benassi founded Grinders® Coffee House discovering the secret to good coffee as well as the secret to success. Giancarlo and Rino wanted to bring the authentic taste of European coffee to Australia and the legend was born when they opened Grinders® Coffee House in Lygon Street, Carlton in 1962.
It was from this humble store that Giancarlo began developing his famous continental style coffee. After purchasing his famous large red grinder for just £1, Giancarlo started roasting, grinding and selling his own coffee beans from the back of his store.
And now, thankfully, Giancarlo and Rino’s dream has been realised due to their hard work and persistence. They started from a very humble beginning. They borrowed money from a friend to buy a roaster, and through their passion and dedication helped to make Grinders® Coffee what is it today – one of the premier coffee companies in Australia.
Our wide and growing range of blends are increasingly recognised and sought after as our reputation strengthens in all major cities, coast to coast, cape to cape.
As well as roasting and supplying coffee blends to commercial and domestic customers from all walks of life, Grinders® Coffee also distributes and retails award-winning coffee equipment, providing ongoing technical support, training and regular service.