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About Us

Mirko Silvestri

The story of Lupo Lab Roasters began over two decades ago when Mirko Silvestri discovered a love for coffee when working as a Barista in Rome. While immersed in the Italian café tradition, Mirko realized the quality of coffee beans was not to his standard. Working in Australia, he discovered a different approach to coffee that fuelled his ongoing passion for the specialty industry.

His passion or transparency and traceability of coffee grew as he began a journey of completing the Specialty Coffee Diploma and becoming an Authorized Specialty Coffee Trainer in Roasting, Sensory, Green Beans and Brewing. He also completed his Coffee Science Certificate, gaining a better understanding of the science behind coffee. This passion was fuelled further when visiting coffee plantations in Central and South America, where he started nurturing direct relationships with coffee farmers.

Lupo Lab Roasters was created to not only Mirko’s passion for specialty coffee, but also share the stories of the farmers with you. He hopes through these stories of origin will deliver a unique experience to you.

What we believe


We believe people should feel connected through their coffee. When you sip our coffee, you’ll also be helping farmers on the other side of the world. We ensure every cup has 100% traceability, embodying our Italian tradition and third wave of coffee lovers like you.

Research and innovation


Research is the core of our products. Research allows us to innovate, finding new ways to get the best out of our beans. It gives us insight into the endless possibilities we can create from coffee, allowing us to bring you a high quality product in every cup.



We want to create a sustainable future for our children and yours, and our farmers and their families. We believe that farmers should earn their fair share which is why we only deal directly with farmers in their regions. This allows us to ensure a better quality product and have the biggest impacts for the farmers that grow the crops.

Small but mighty


We strive to support boutique suppliers who focus on quality, research and innovation. All our products and equipment in our store are hand crafted and designed with the same passion as we have for coffee.