The humble bee

Why Humblebee Coffee?

hum•ble•bee or huhm-buh l-bee
n.

Any large hairy social bee of the genus Bombus that nest in underground colonies. Prior to World War I the humblebee as referred by Charles Darwin was the original and common term for the bumblebee. Bees are so crucial in maintaining ecosystems and in crop production as they are pollinators. Simply put, the existence of most fruits, seeds, nuts and other crops are dependent on pollination by bees. In turn, the animals (including us humans) that eat these foods depend on bee pollination for its continued supply.

A smart man once said, “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more men!” These days you don’t have to be Einstein to recognise the alarming effects that a drop in worldwide bee populations is having on agriculture and biodiversity on our planet.

Arabica coffee is self-fertile but bee pollination enhances quantity and quality of yield.

The name Humblebee Coffee was chosen as tribute to bees for all the above reasons. They are some of the hardest working creatures on the planet, and because of their laborious work ethic, we owe many thanks to this amazing yet often under appreciated insect.

Why Only Two Sizes Of Milk?

(Only at Mt Hawthorn)

5oz (150ml) White: We feel this is the perfect ratio of espresso coffee to milk giving it a good balance of flavours. For people who prefer a stronger coffee with milk (Long Macchiato drinkers take note) just ask for an extra shot.

3oz (90ml) White: This small coffee with milk (sometimes known as piccolo latte) is a single shot of espresso topped up with milk to roughly 90ml. Of course you can have a dash of milk if you prefer for the traditional macchiato drinkers.

Our one size takeaway of 6oz which is the closest volume available to match our dine-in 5oz ceramic is an ideal ratio of espresso to milk.

Do You Roast To Order?

Here at Humblebee Coffee roasters, we roast your coffee after you place an order to provide you with the freshest coffee possible. We find our coffee is best enjoyed within 4 weeks from its roast date.

We aim to roast, pack and ship your online orders within 48 hours, however this varies for local Perth CBD vs regional areas.

If within Perth CBD please allow 1-3 working days for delivery depending on your delivery method chosen.

Australia-wide and Regional Areas please allow 2 – 5 working days for delivery depending on your chosen delivery method.

Please note there can be service disruptions; which Humblebee cannot bear responsibility for. It is your responsibility to provide a secure and attended delivery address.

We do not ship on public holidays or weekends.

Shipping

We deliver to almost everywhere within Australia, including both residential and business addresses, as well as rural addresses.

For more information about the national delivery network times, please check the Australia Post website.

Pick up from our Mt Hawthorn / Rivervale store is free.

International Shipping

Yes, we do if Australia Post services the destination. Please send your enquiry regarding your international order via contact form located here.

If you have a question about your order please email us. Allow up to 24 hours for a response.

Please do not contact us via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – email is much easier to keep track of and respond to.