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Dancing Bean Espresso

Dancing Bean Espresso was conceived some 15 years ago by an enthusiastic, coffee lover named Robert Mergard.  Coffee is Rob’s passion and his knowledge and thirst for good coffee resonates throughout the company, ensuring that at Dancing Bean you are guaranteed the perfect coffee in every cup!

After struggling to find a good coffee anywhere in Brisbane in 1999, Rob Mergard decided he could do a better job, and Dancing Bean Espresso  was born.

Twelve years after taking a risk by quitting as a Qantas mechanical engineer, he is still staying ahead of the coffee competition. In 2009 Dancing Bean opened a coffee roasting facility in Banyo. It's doors are open to the public, selling coffee beans at factory prices Monday to Saturday.

‘‘There’s nothing better than having control over the blend and the coffee roasting process,’’ Mr Mergard said.  ‘‘Like anything else in life, if you love it, you will do a better job than the other guy who is simply doing it for a living.’’

There’s nothing better than having control over the blend and the coffee roasting process.
  Rob Mergard

cofAs boutique coffee roaster, we won't use automatic systems. We prefer to  rely on gut feel and experience.  Dancing Bean purchase only the highest graded coffee beans to roast.

Dancing Bean boasts a number of fantastic locations throughout South East Queensland, as well as a fully operational Dancing Bean  coffee van and the roasting warehouse open to the public for wholesale beans.