The company began life as a roaster and supplier of coffee to the business to business market and quickly developed a reputation for quality and dependability. Under the guidance of Managing Director, Russell Bailie, they have expanded into the supply of commercial coffee machines, barista training, engineering support and ancillary products to wholesale coffee accounts – mostly artisan coffee shops, restaurants and some hotels, while continuing to be an artisan coffee roaster.
Bailies specialise in sourcing single origin and single estate coffees and aims for full traceability from origin, farm and farmer wherever possible. They also source and roast Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance and Organic coffees, and develop working relationships with ethical suppliers who have strong focus on sustainability for local farmers and growers.
However, roasting coffee is only one part of what they do. In addition, they provide barista training at the Bailies Academy and also provide a one-stop-shop for machines, engineer support and ancillary products.