About Silipo Coffee

Silipo Coffee is a Gold Coast-based coffee roastery established in 2006, Silipo Coffee’s focus is Specialty Coffee and we supply and distribute to cafes, espresso bars, restaurant and home consumers around Australia.

How Silipo Coffee came about


Richard Silipo, the founder of Silipo Coffee, has been involved in the coffee industry since 1994. Richard noticed that there was a need for a specialty coffee roaster and supplier that not only wholesaled specialty coffee beans but also was able to meet a customer needs. With this in mind Richard Silipo started his own wholesale roasting and coffee distribution business. At first Richard sourced great quality roasted coffee but realised to get every aspect of the business perfect he would have to set up his own specialty coffee roasting house.

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What followed was


Richard Silipo acquired a 15kg coffee roaster that was able to roast his specialty coffee to its full potential. The next logical step was to source the best quality, relationship, ethically sourced, fair trade specialty green coffee. Once the coffee was sourced Richard started roasting his distinctive and highly addictive Single Origin and Coffee Blends.

What is Silipo Coffee’s Difference?

Silipo Coffee listen to their customer’s wants and needs and make sure they are met!

They view their clients like an extension of their family, they can never do too much. As they gain valuable feedback on what their customers want they endeavor to change and provide their customers with a service like no other. Silipo Coffee aims to be the biggest supplier in Australia. Already dominating the Gold Coast market, I’m sure they will be too. We hope more and more people realise the true importance of a great specialty coffee that is ethically sourced, sustainable and a company that is doing all it can to better the specialty coffee industry.

9/54 Bailey Crescent, Southport

Welcome to our Cafe & Bakery

From humble beginnings SC set out to provide a great cup of specialty coffee to the street they set up in. A place where students could be trained in the art of coffee. A home for their coffee roasting craft. A place where Baristas could buy their coffee equipment. But it grew, and grew until they decided a few year ago to introduce their exceptional food offerings.

The first thing you will notice

is their attention to coffee. SC is everything about coffee! They have an offering of the finest coffees in the world. These coffees are showcased on the brew bar. You can choose your coffee in a standard form such as an espresso, flat white, cappuccino etc. Or opt for a cold press coffee, batch brew, cold drip, syphon, pour over or many other styles that you never new existed. 

Breakfast and Lunch

Silipo Coffee have a seasonal breakfast and lunch menu which is available from 6am through to 1pm Monday to Friday. You will find they only use freshest ingredients and have some of the best casual food offerings on the Gold Coast.

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The cabinet

Because of our fast past environment we also have a cold display cabinet full of on the go favourites. Such as Bacon & Egg Rolls, Sandwiches, Home Made Pies and Sausage rolls, Wraps, cakes, slices etc. These are always being changed and new delicacies added.




Silipo Coffee Crew

The Silipo Team is made of specialty coffee enthusiast all hand picked by Richard to delivery the best team in coffee within Australia. You will find them educated in all things coffee, passionate and driven. Let’s have a look at the team.

Richard Silipo

Richard Silipo

Owner, Head of operations and sales


Richard Silipo was first introduced to the art of espresso in 1994. Since this time he has owned restaurants and cafes and managed multiple franchise and non franchise stores within the hospitality industry. Richard has completed many Barista courses and has competed in, won some competitions and also placed in top three for Qld Cup Tasting Championships. Richard also won multiple awards for coffee roasting in his first few years as an industry roaster. Richard is also an accredited judge for the Queensland Barista Championships which run through AASCA and is a proud member. Richard’s role within Silipo Coffee is to continue to educate his staff and clients in all things coffee and he hopes to bring exceptional quality coffee to the Eastern Side of Australia and later spread it across Australia and the globe.

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Michelle Silipo

Michelle Silipo

Accounts and Website Administration


Michelle Silipo is an Architectural Drafting Technician and Project Manager. She has worked in the planning departments of Airports and Commercial Property Developers. Michelle is also a Remedial Massage Therapist and has used that skill to travel to London on a 2 year working visa. She met Richard Silipo a year after arriving back in Australia and fell in love. Michelle is currently raising their 3 beautiful children and studying her Graduate Certificate in Business Management. Heading into 2020 Michelle’s roll is looking after Accounting and admin roles, Website Administration and Drafting for SC expansions and forward thinking.

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Thomas Iserief

Thomas Iserief

Head Roaster


Thomas is our Head Roaster. After being our Head Barista for a while, Thomas has now taken up the role as Silipo Coffee’s Head Coffee Roaster. Thomas comes all the way from the Netherlands and has been in the specialty coffee industry for a few years. In these years Thomas has picked up some great skills in serving specialty coffee, buying quality specialty coffee, roasting samples all while keeping SC to ethical standards. Thomas has a great sense of humour. Loves black coffees and fits into the Silipo Team perfectly.

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Charlie Duncombe

Charlie Duncombe


Charlie is the magic behind all the food in the SC Kitchen. Coming into the food industry at a young age has seen Charlie some highly developed skills for her age. Charlie heart lies in the baking of sweets and treats that thoroughly impress our clientele. But even though she loves this side of the kitchen. She delivers the full menu well and you will always find some great food on offer in our cold display cabinet.

Michael Rollo

Michael Rollo

Sales Representative and Delivery Guru


Michael comes to Silipo Coffee with a strong background in sales and customer relationships. In the short time he has been with us. He has learnt so much about the specialty coffee industry. He loves a good chat and will always go out of his way to make sure all of our clients are happy. If you are looking to take a coffee company on board in your cafe or espresso bar please make sure you contact Michael.

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Coffee Roasting Awards

Silipo Coffee like to receive feed back from true industry professionals. That is why it sees SC competing in a number coffee roasting competitions each year. Since their debut into competing in 2011. Silipo Coffee have come runner up to the biggest coffee roasting competition in the world. Not only have they taken second place in one of the years. SC consistently win awards each year, year after year for both the Golden Bean Coffee Roasting Awards and also The Australian International Coffee Roasting Awards. This has seen an accumulation of roasting medals of well over fifty awarded medals. 


Best Gold Coast Coffee Award


Silipo Coffee Opportunities 

Coming Soon Silipo Coffee will be looking for Business minded individuals to join us in becoming Australia’s most popular coffee brand. If you are interested on owning a licensed territory becoming part of our extensive family. Please get in touch to see if you qualify to buying your own Silipo Coffee distribution territory.  

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Find a Cafe

West African Drinking Chocolate

So you’ve heard about how great Silipo Coffee is and you want to know if there is a cafe near you
serving our awesome brew. So here is a list of our SC family that use our award winning coffee
beans to make great coffee. You will find them located throughout Australia.

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