Dimattina Coffee Asia
GINO’S Café on Fremantle’s ‘cappuccino strip’ is an institution, holding its place in the heart of Freo’s South Terrace for over 30 years. As they say, Gino’s is Freo. Anyone who has ever called Fremantle home knows that Gino’s is the place to go for the best coffee. From a morning wake-up caffeine hit, mid-afternoon meeting place for young and old, late night uni students, and post-gig musos, everyone is welcome at Gino’s. So as an ex-Fremantle resident, I was beyond thrilled to learn that Paul Saccone of the Gino’s dynasty now calls Bali home, bringing his coffee talents with him to create a new coffee culture, so The Travellist team went to visit his Saba coffee house.
After spending time living in Bali, getting to know the island and how to live her, Paul decided it was time to use his knowledge of good coffee and roasting techniques to start Dimattina Coffee Asia. He was inspired by an old coffee bean roasting machine, originally wood fired, that had been converted to gas in Australia. After shipping it to Singapore and then Surabaya, the roaster finally made it to Bali, and so started the next adventure and life in Sanur, Bali.
Coffee Running Through Our Veins
Beginning in the 1950’s when our fathers started roasting coffee, the Dimattina name is now front and centre with the latest phase of the coffee dynasty, Dimattina Coffee.
Established in 1998, it was destined we would follow in our father’s footsteps and go into the addictive business of coffee for ourselves.
Once we made the decision to start operations as coffee wholesalers, we pursued our passionate love of coffee with zeal.
Using primo coffee beans, sourced from growers who had proved themselves over generations, we roasted on the best equipment to produce premium coffee blends for the finest restaurants in the hospitality industry.
Our first-class service and readiness to adapt to the ever-changing needs of our customers, combined with the truly delicious coffee we produce, has created a loyal following we could never have anticipated. With plans to continue expanding to keep up with demand, we are humbled by the response to our coffee and will strive to continue creating a superior coffee experience for all our customers.
From Little Things Big Things Grow
1998 – Dimattina Coffee began with a 30kg Probat roaster (the same brand chosen by their father in the 60’s and widely recognized as the best available).
2000 – Began gathering a loyal following so added a 60 kg roaster to keep up with demand.
2000 – Set up in Perth adding a roasting house in 2009.
2008 – Opened a specialist espresso bar in South Melbourne with its own coffee roaster, training school and equipment showroom. Designed as a learning tool for coffee fanatics.
2010 – Opened a new roasting facility in Reservoir with state-of-the-art equipment to enable more streamlined refining and improving their product offerings.