Who we are

At our heart

The story of our coffee begins by selecting only the finest, ethically sourced beans from around the world. Our coffee suppliers, Bennets Green Coffee Traders and Southland

Merchants source their premium products in a way that benefits both grower and roaster, providing fair pay to the farmers and quality coffee for the purchasers. Our hand-selected coffees voyage converges in McLaren Vale, South Australia, “by the sea” or as we say “Dal Mare”. Dal Mare Coffee is hand-roasted, using old family techniques, combined with modern technology to bring out a fine harmony of aroma and flavour in every cup.

All our blends and single origin coffees boast a premium flavour that can only be created by meticulous hand selection and artisan techniques. We aim to indulge and excite your senses with every cup. Think of us as your own personal coffee roaster

Come Drop In

Short Black Caravan

Coinciding with our roastery is our Short black Caravan located roadside of Victor Harbor Road right beside the grapevines of Curtis Family Vineyard. Offering convenience to commuters, quality coffee and a view like no other, our roadside cafe is the perfect little pit stop for your morning travels.

  • world class blends

    world class blends

    From our famous McLaren Vale Blend to our Signature Small Batch, we offer premium Arabica blends that can only be described by flavour.
  • come drop in

    come drop in

    Located in the heart of McLaren Vale and only a stones throw away from our Short Black Caravan, our café is open every Saturday & Sunday from 8am.
  • the short black caravan

    the short black caravan

    Located on Victor Harbour Rd, open Monday to Friday and even Saturday. Get your quick fix on the way to work, school, or even Saturday morning football.
  • distance is not an issue

    distance is not an issue

    From coast to coast, east to west. You can get your serve of McLaren Vale's finest roasted Arabica coffee to your door.