Darks Coffee Roasters
In 2003, Adam moved back to Newcastle and began roasting coffee in the Hunter Valley with husband and wife team, James and Lynn Couchman-Frame. Their operation, Bliss Coffee was an award-winning coffee roastery and espresso bar in the Hunter Valley Gardens. In 2006, Adam was approached by Newcastle roaster Peaberry’s to come on board as the head roaster, a role encompassing green bean acquisition, blend development and roasting volumes on a commercial level. In 2012, Adam and Trent started working on what would eventually become Darks Specialty Coffee Roasters and in 2014 registered the business and set up the roasting lab and warehouse.