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Australia’s leading specialty coffee retailer, Zarraffa’s Coffee, is set to open its 75th store overall – and the eighth store within the Sunshine Coast region – with a new drive thru store opening in Nambour this month. 

Zarraffa’s Coffee Nambour will officially open its doors on Monday 20 November, offering a drive thru for quick and convenient service during busy periods and inside or outside seating for up to 44 people. 

The new location will be operated by Terry Bambury and James Burgess-Liehr, along with seasoned franchisee, Ben Old – who collectively have over 60 years of experience with the Zarraffa’s brand.

The Zarraffa’s Coffee Nambour store will be the very first store co-owned by James after an impressive 23-years managing and working across several roles within Zarraffa’s – from a Junior Barista on the Gold Coast and Brisbane, through to Area Manager of Ben and Terry’s stores.

“It’s been an incredible trajectory for James and so rewarding to see one of our longest-serving employees finally realise his dream of store ownership,” said Zarraffa’s CEO, Marnie Sheldon.

“A huge part of our company success is the consistent reinvestment of our franchisees into new stores, and now we get to celebrate another level of achievement by James who brings a wealth of experience to the table.”

James said that transitioning to a Zarraffa’s Coffee store owner had been a long time coming and that after over two decades with Zarraffa’s it was the perfect time to do it for himself.

“As a local resident I am looking forward to doing the school run each day and then heading to our new store without leaving town, and we can’t wait to get involved in supporting our local community, our schools and clubs in the area.”

The new store is located on the thoroughfare of Bli Bli Road, Nambour, servicing the bustling area and surrounds including the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. 

“We have a very loyal following that have been making the commute from Nambour and the surrounding hinterland suburbs to the coastal stores to get their Zarraffa’s fix, and now, we are so happy to be able to reduce their travel times, with local, barista-made coffee, right on their doorstep.”

Zarraffa’s Coffee Nambour will be serving up signature blends and specialty beverages, expertly crafted by skilled baristas who undergo rigorous training to ensure every cup meets the brand’s high standards.

In addition to providing an exceptional coffee experience, the Nambour store will also offer a delectable assortment of baked savouries, sweets, and snacks, making it the ideal stop for a quick bite or a leisurely coffee break.

With a mammoth 60-years of combined Zarraffa’s brand experience, when asked why the trio had been so invested in the business James said, “…we all love that it is a 100% Aussie brand.”

“Zarraffa’s is very much a family business and offers the kind of support that you would expect from family too, they are always at the end of the phone or right with you when needed, day or night.”

“Our customers are one of a kind too and we really work hard to connect with our locals. We still have customers coming to us 20 years down the track, with their children now having kids of their own. It’s amazing and very humbling.”

This exciting addition to the Zarraffa’s Coffee group further strengthens the brand’s presence in the region and reinforces its commitment to delivering exceptional coffee experiences.

“It’s fitting that we are celebrating the 75th store milestone opening in Nambour,” said Marnie. 

“James, Ben and Terry have been a part of the Zarraffa’s family for almost two decades each and their ongoing investment and drive to open new stores means that they are ideal franchise owners to spearhead new growth in the region.”

James said that in addition to serving exceptional coffee, Zarraffa’s Coffee Nambour is committed to contributing to the local community by providing employment opportunities. The store will be staffed by a team of approximately 25 passionate locals who share a love for coffee and a dedication to delivering outstanding service.

“I have been a Nambour local for over 10 years and have always loved living here. We can’t wait to open and serve the Nambour and hinterland community from 5am every day.”

Zarraffa’s Coffee Nambour is located at 2/668 Bli Bli Road, Nambour, Queensland 4560.

Opening hours: 5am – 8pm, 7 days a week.

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