Mr Black Roasters & Distillers was founded in 2013 by awarded-distiller Philip Moore and designer-turned-coffee-snob Tom Baker. The two shared a common belief that coffee (when done well) is delicious, drinking is a lot of fun and we should put those two things together more often.
In Australia, coffee is more than a flavour. It’s a culture: a ritual, obsession, aesthetic, experience and community. Mr Black embodies that culture and inspires people to take their love of coffee into their evening drinks.
It’s our mission to make people care as much about coffee liqueur as they do about their morning coffee. By sourcing ethically and producing with integrity, we lift the value of coffee, improve communities, and make better drinks along the way.
For some, coffee is more than caffeine. It’s a religion. A ritual. It’s our culture. And if it’s yours, this is for you.
Each and every bottle is made by hand at our coffee roastery and distillery just north of Sydney, Australia. Our roasters source specialty beans from the best growing regions to create complex spirits that are bold, balanced and unapologetically coffee, without compromise or equal.
Producing consistently concentrated cold brew and fine-tuning water composition, temperature and time are lifelong obsessions for both our Head of Coffee, Detlef Mohr, and Master Distiller, Philip Moore. The difference between something good and something great, after all, comes down to the details.