Our roasters are our kind of people. Serious & passionate about creating custom blends for their clients.
Find out what makes our master roasters (father and son team) Peter & Chris tick and how they get their beans tasting SO good in 'Meet our roasters' Q&A...
What do you love most about coffee?
It's kind of a cliché but the people. The business owners we work with are masters of their domain - They know what their customers want, and we must deliver. Meeting this standard can be challenging, but it’s the most rewarding.
What is the roasting process?
Custom roasting is a pretty simple process. Our customers tell us what they like, and we roast it. We guide them through green bean selection, blend development and taste profiling. Then our advanced algorithm and facility keeps it super-humanly consistent!
Why are your roasted beans the best?
Firstly, it’s not about “our” coffee – its our customers own creations. I think our customers like the quality and constancy, as well as removing the headaches that come with traditional roasting houses like managing roast dates and inconsistency. What really sets us apart is our facility. Not many roasters do green bean cleaning and then roast with a continuous, automated roast curve in a state-of-the-art roasting plant.
How many different blends do you make? (and which is your fav!)
We can make an infinite array of blends. Between our collection of green beans and software the opportunities afford to our partners are endless. As for favourite – honestly, I say coffee should always taste like the coffee at Shirt Bar!
Where is your roastery?
Coburg, Melbourne. The home of the Australian coffee scene.
How much coffee do you roast a week?
Because we roast to order this can vary from two or three - to fifteen or so tonnes a week.
How much coffee do you drink a day? How do you have it?
I’ll have somewhere between 4-8 espresso in everything from iced long blacks to strong ¾ lattes (or ‘magics’) depending on what; blends or origins, and where; trainings, meetings or quality control.
Weekends, usually only 2-3.
Most memorable coffee experience
Years ago, hiking to Aguas Calientes in Peru I stumbled across a wild coffee plant. It was amazing to see the plant in its raw, uncultivated state - battling the forest to stay alive. Really put the humanity and its achievements into perspective.
What is a typical day in the life of a roaster?
There are always daily challenges when roasting.
Early rises come with the territory and between managing production and maintaining quality control measures, there’s machine maintenance for customers and growing the business.
It’s not all foosball and lattes.
Hope we see you for a fresh roasted beautiful coffee at Shirt Bar sometime soon...
Shirt Bar Crew
Our Ganton shirts are available in three main fits: Slim Fit, Tailored Fit and Classic Fit.
Longer and Shorter sleeve lengths available off the shelf, or can be altered with our tailoring service.
Big and Tall fittings also available
We want you to have the perfect shirt for you... so if you don't fit into any of our ready to wear shirts (or you want something special), Shirt Bar has a very comprehensive Bespoke shirt program (shirts made in our Sydney factory for more than 40 years).
Find out more about Australian custom made shirts or book an experience.
Check the tables below to compare our chest and waist measurements across body fits. Measurements are in centimetres.
Classic Fit Black.
Tailored Fit Purple.
Slim Fit Orange.
If you've noticed that your shirt sleeves are too long or too short, you will appreciate that we offer a broad range of shirts available in 'shorter' and 'longer' sleeve lengths for our Tailored Fit and Classic Fit business shirts.
Once you know your Fit, Size and Sleeve Length you can Refine your search in the filter menu to find your perfect shirt!
If you have never noticed that your sleeve length was an issue, we would suggest that you are a 'regular' sleeve length.
Slim fit shirts are available with a slightly longer 'regular' sleeve length to suit the athletic body shape.
The chart below displays all sizes available. Measurements are in centimetres.
Our shirt labels indicate Fit, Collar Size and Sleeve length. Below are some tips on how to measure yourself so that you can purchase your shirts with confidence.
Take one of your best fitting shirts. Lay the collar flat and measure the inside of the collar from the centre of the button to the centre of the buttonhole. Alternatively you can ask someone to measure around your neck, allowing enough room for two fingers to be inserted comfortably between the tape measure and the neck. This should allow for a comfortable fit. This measurement should be your Collar size.
To measure your sleeve length, take one of your best fitting shirts and lay it out flat with the back facing up. Locate the centre of the base of the collar. From this point measure across the top of the shoulder and then measure along the sleeve to the end of the cuff. If the measurement falls between two sizes, choose the longer size.
Note that all measurements are after normal washing of the garment. For more information see FAQ.
If you need help with measuring or prefer to be fitted in person please get in touch or come to our Barangaroo store to be fitted on the spot!