Our Story

As a musician, I was lucky enough to travel the world, meet amazing people and perform in memorable places.
After the birth of our first child in Europe, my wife Kate and I returned home to Melbourne to be closer to family. My creative focus  and passion turned to teaching, mentoring and performing chamber music with my very best mates.
As our family continued to grow I needed more quality time at home and I started thinking about a change. A change that involved less travel, concerts and teaching and more focus on things that were more important to us, family and balance.
I've always loved food and coffee. My memories of making pasta, gnocchi, sauce and eating crostoli and festive cakes were highlights of my childhood.
Then there was the coffee!
I have loving memories of my first intake of caffeine!
Sweet, with lots of sugar. Hot, straight out of the caffettiera at my Nonna's and Nonno's home, and black, yes, always black!
So, after my life changing decision to step back from the world of music, I naturally leant towards what I loved and longingly remembered, and with the support of Kate and my family, started Bertoncello Coffee Roasters in 2013.
I hope you enjoy what we do as much as we enjoy creating it for you.
Michael Bertoncello
"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible"
Frank Zappa

 

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