Octeine Coffee’s Pete Mann is quietly confident when we sit down in the sunshine to discuss the opening of his new venture at Seppeltsfield Village.
Seppeltsfield, a globally recognised tourism destination, is already home to an award-winning Cellar Door, FINO restaurant, Jam Factory Craft and Design Studios, Vasse Virgin Skin Care and Segway Sensation SA.
As of today, Octeine Coffee will open its doors to Seppeltsfield Village.
“It’s casual dining with really good coffee,” says Pete.
It’s another addition to what is shaping up to be a big year for Pete, who is currently starring in Channel Ten’s The Bachelorette.
The venture North came about after a day trip to Seppeltsfield with Showcase SA. The village that had almost everything lacked somewhere to grab that all important cup of coffee.
“We love the outdoors, we love adventure, and we love to share our experiences, hence the opportunity to open Octeine Coffee at Seppeltsfield was a natural fit, and truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to strategically broaden our footprint,” says Pete.
He says he loves the village atmosphere of Seppeltsfield for its similarity in feel to Octeine Coffee at Kent Town, Pete’s first foray into the coffee shop business.
The former geography teacher fell in love with coffee five years ago, and started reducing his teaching hours so he could spend more time learning about coffee.
In 2018, he took a year of leave, working between De Groot Coffee Co. at Port Elliot and Seafaring Fools at Glenelg South, and taking a specialist coffee roasting course at Aunty Peg’s at Proud Mary’s, learning the art of coffee roasting and coffee making.
In March 2019, Pete founded Octeine Coffee, opening his now adored Kent Town space. He was soon roasting his own coffee under the Octeine label.
Since then, Octeine Coffee has garnered a cult-following, expanding to a hole in the wall spot in the Adelaide CBD, and a coffee cart in Torrensville. Octeine beans are also sold online.
Oceteine Coffee at Seppeltsfield seemed a natural progression.
The signature Seppeltsfield offering will be Pete’s ‘Single Origin Coffee Tasting Flight’ – the same coffee in three different expressions, espresso, espresso with milk and filtered.
The flight is also available at Kent Town, where we are seated. Pete eagerly explains the experience. The coffee variety on the flight is seasonally driven, with the beans sourced around the world, then roasted and blended at Octeine’s South Australian roastery.
When I ask how many shots of coffee are in the entire tasting flight, Pete laughs, and says perhaps three and a half, ample caffeine for the $9 the flight is priced at.
Octeine’s food philosophy is built on fresh, healthy, on the go food. The menu includes smoothies (wholefood and protein), acai bowls, overnight oats, smashed avocado and raw treats. Pete says produce will be sourced from the Barossa where possible, with the team also hired locally. Seppeltsfield Wines, Barossa Cider Co. and local beer will also be on offer.
Seppeltsfield is owned by Executive Chairman and Entrepreneur Warren Randall, who has been responsible for bringing the Seppeltsfield Village back to life, and restoring the 1888 Gravity Cellar.
“Octeine Coffee will bring a new dimension to the Seppeltsfield Village and the Barossa, catering for visitors looking to make a pitstop and rueful their engines, whilst they explore all the region has to offer,” says Warren.
“Working with fellow Entrepreneur Pete Mann and his thriving Octeine Coffee business has been a pleasure and we look forward to a strong and successful future together here at Seppeltsfield.”
Octeine Coffee at Seppeltsfield will be open 7 days a week, weekdays 8.30am – 3.30pm, weekends 10am – 5pm.
Find Seppeltsfield, and Octeine Coffee, at 730 Seppeltsfield Rd.