#044: David Makin | Axil Coffee Roasters

12 Nov #044: David Makin | Axil Coffee Roasters

David Makin Axil Coffee Roasters Interview Trench Talk Podcast Matt Reynolds

David Makin, along with his partner Zoe, founded Axil Coffee Roasters.

Dave completed a bachelor of Business in catering and hotel management before spending a fair bit of time in the service industry. He worked for a coffee company and ran several cafes before turning his attention to the competitive side of coffee making.

He became the runner-up in the World Barista Championships, is two-time Australian Barista Champion and four-time Victorian Barista Champion.

Axil’s speciality roasting business supplies over 100 establishments in addition to five of their own cafes. They are currently building two more with plans to expand further in 2019.

During this chat, we covered:

  • the barista championships
  • how Dave secured the first lease for his business
  • how Axil sources coffee and his thoughts on the free trade model
  • how he finds staff
  • the business of Axil including why he is against franchising, and
  • why Dave is continuing to grow the company.

To find out more about Axil, head to https://axilcoffee.com.au/.

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