Our Story

The story of Toby’s Estate began in 1997, when coffee-loving lawyer Toby Smith made a life-changing decision, swapping legal books for coffee cups to follow his passion for his favourite brew. Travelling to some of the most remote corners of the globe, Toby lived amongst the coffee-producing communities, experiencing first-hand the lifelong dedication and hard manual labour that went into growing their exquisite beans.

Toby knew that connoisseurs and everyday drinkers would love the specialty coffee as much as he did – but how to get the beans from crop to cafés?

Our Approach to Coffee

So how do we get hold of those beautiful little beans that become your delicious go-to cup? It’s simple really. We believe our coffee producers deserve the best, just as our customers do.

That’s why we work so hard at creating a fair and sustainable supply chain that supports our growers, their futures and the future of coffee. So every Toby’s moment feels good in more ways than one.

Our Roasteries where all the magic happens

At Toby’s roasteries our raw globally-sourced green beans become the richest coffee beans, roasted to perfection to bring out their unique flavours.

We have a dedicated roastery and cafe in Chippendale, Sydney.

Toby's Estate Signature Café

Our Asian flagship Roastery and Café opened in 2011 and is housed in a renovated warehouse by the Singapore River. The Toby’s Estate team are dedicated to serving the finest specialty coffee in the café. Our team is comprised of world ranked baristas and championship judges.

For our crew, coffee is what life revolves around. In addition to this, we sell several different types of specialty coffees, tea and equipment at the cafe for you to take home to continue your coffee journey.