Coffee time: Free delivery from Bastion Lane Espresso

by James Wilkinson

Uki’s brilliant Bastion Lane Espresso, on the New South Wales Far North Coast, is helping Australians the nation wide get their premium coffee fix easier than ever, thanks to a new free delivery offering.

Bastion Lane Espresso, located in the heritage-listed Uki Post Office that dates back to 1909, is known for its high levels of quality and roast consistency.

The coffee is climate-stored, roasted, packed and distributed from the same heritage listed building and founder, Gary Wall, says its this type of ‘vertical integration’ that allows Bastion Lane Espresso to provide an ultimate level of quality control.

All Bastion Lane Espresso coffee is hand-roasted in small batches using “the finest beans from the world’s premier growing regions, including El Salvador, Colombia and Peru”, according to Wall.

The company also has a major focus on sustainability right across the business.

“We were the first in Australia to source and install the lowest burn-temperature afterburner available on the global market,” he says. “The lower the burn temperature means the lower volume of gas required to operate the afterburner and treat the output from a coffee roasting operation.

“We are are proud our afterburner removes 98% of smoke, odour, VOC and CO. For the green bean selection, we have a pledge to source sustainable, ethically sourced, farmed coffee whenever possible.

Bastion Lane Espresso also offers a premium organic coffee called Alt (for Alt-ernative) which is sustainably sourced and roasted specifically for use with alternative milks.

Along with encouraging customers to use their porcelain cups in house, or Keep Cups for takeaway, Wall says Bastion Lane Espresso provides a premium range of disposable cups that are 100% biodegradable and lids that are 100% recyclable.

There’s also a major commitment to give back to the local community.

“Bastion Lane Espresso give back by way of support to local artists through Art Post Uki, which provides local artists with a dedicated exhibition space and the opportunity to engage on an intimate level with the community,” Wall says.

“Since Art Post Uki’s launch in February 2018, the initiative has raised over AU$33,000 for local artists.”

Wall oversees every step of the process – roasting, testing and tasting to ensure he gets the best roasts – and now he is making it easer than ever for Aussies to sip on Bastion Lane’s coffee thanks to a new offering of free delivery on orders over AU$30 (regular post) and lightning fast, free delivery over AU$60 (express post) with their delivery partner Australia Post.

Bastion Lane Espresso is available from AU$15 and in three size options (250g, 500g or 1kg). Grind options include whole beans, Turkish, espresso, stovetop, filter and plunger.

Also be sure to check out the @bastionlane Instagram page for a series that shows you how to get the best out of your coffee at home with Wall’s insider tips.