|NOW IN DAVID JONES FOODHALLS|
You can now find the full range of VELLA NERO coffee (freshly roasted and ground beans) in all David Jones FoodHalls (Sydney City, Bondi Junction Westfields, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide). Look our for us in the coffee section today!!
Looking for a beautiful espresso machine for your home or office? We've DISCOUNTED our selected range of semi-commercial domestic machines* and gifted you FREE delivery plus VELLA NERO coffee to get you started too!
Email email@example.com for more information or simply shop online in our product boutique. Click here to view the range now!
*applies to Giotto, Vibiemme and Isomac branded espresso machines when purchased online.
FREE SUNBEAM GRINDER! (Archive Nov-09)
Purchase a Sunbeam Cafe Series Espresso Machine before Christmas 2009 and receive a FREE Sunbeam Conical Burr Coffee Grinder valued at $219. It's an amazing offer not to be missed!
Click here to go shopping online, or visit us in store at 259 Clarence Street, Sydney.
For further enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
VOTE FOR US!! (Archive Oct-09)
Vote for VELLA NERO in the 'delicious. Cafe Awards' today and you could win some spectacular prizes! It's really easy - just visit www.deliciouscafeawards.com.au (voting and prizes open to AUS residents only).
CHRISTMAS SHOPPING AT VELLA NERO ONLINE!
Christmas is just around the corner (eek!) - you can simplify gift shopping by buying some great sets online for the coffee lovers in your life!
We've put together some great gifts that have extra value for you! FREE coffee beans and giftwrapping, with a mokapot or plunger set to name a couple. For the full range, click here to go shopping!
LOVE YOUR PLANET. (Archive Sept-09)
We have just launched VELLA NERO KeepCups - in support of Mother Earth. To help the cause even further, your first cup of coffee is FREE when you buy one in-store. You can enjoy your coffee and lead a positive change at the same time - from discard to reuse.
Also available online - click here for more details.
Our $1 coffee offer as announced on Twitter & Facebook has finished now, but watch this space for more exciting haps!
Tell all your friends to follow us on Twitter (or become a fan on Facebook by searching "vella nero" - 2 words) to receive our upcoming specials and announcements the very minute the happen... so they don't miss out!! Look out for more exciting news and offers soon! Enjoy!! :)
COFFEE FOR COMPOST
Do a small, good deed for the planet today, and help us to recycle coffee grounds. Your garden will thank you for this nutrient and nitrogen-rich compost that will aid your plants in flourishing!
Great for mulch, deterring pests and adding to your worm composter, coffee grounds can be added to your soil fresh and damp, or diluted into a liquid feed. The nutrients and nitrogen in coffee are especially good for acid-loving plants.
You can balance out the acidic coffee grounds with some lime or crushed eggshells.
VELLA NERO are bagging this up for FREE in an aid to return coffee to the earth and reduce waste. Recycling is key!!
Do the environment AND your plants at home or in the office a favour today.
Just ask for a bag next time you're at our store :)
IN THE MEDIA (Archive Jul-09)
Check out our latest press clippings - some great support including a fab mention in the TimeOut Sydney Coffee Guide recently.
Click here for the low-down
NEW LUNCH MENU (Archive Jul-09)
We've been working hard behind the scenes to bring you a new lunch menu with some exciting mouth-watering flavours for our selection of gourmet sandwiches.
Click here view our new menu
JOIN US ON TWITTER! (Archive April-09)
VELLA NERO now has our own page on Twitter! Click here to view
Follow our page to get the hot updates - from our Soup of the Day to our latest news!
AUSTRALIA'S TOP PICKS! (Archive Feb-09)
"Thousands of votes poured in for this year's delicious. Cafe Awards..." VELLA NERO was voted a "top pick" for New South Wales. Thanks to everyone who voted and supported us!
Click here to read more.
Join us on FACEBOOK.
Just search for VELLA NERO under your own log in and "become a fan" today!!
Choose one of our selected best selling products online in our GIFTING section, and OUR GIFT TO YOU is the matching VELLA NERO product (coffee, tea or hot chocolate) PLUS complimentary giftwrapping. Too easy!
Click here to start your gift shopping today .
OUR FIRST BIRTHDAY!! (Archive Sept-08) In celebration of our milestone first year, our BIRTHDAY GIFT TO YOU is a FREE bag of 250g Champion Espresso, 'Designer Blend - Espresso' valued at $12.50, when you purchase $50 or more (excl shipping cost) from our online Product Boutique between Monday 29/09/08 - Friday 03/10/08. Just place your online order and we will be in touch via email or phone to confirm your preferred whole bean / grind type. We'll send it off with your order - it's simple!! Thanks so much for your support of our new business and hope you continue to enjoy this coffee couture!
Good Food Guide 2009 (Archive Sep-08)
The much anticipated Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2009 was released recently and VELLA NERO are proud to be included in this 'guide-of-all-food-guides'! This year only 9 cafes from the Sydney CBD were included, so it's a huge privilege for us.
You can also check out some more exciting coverage we've received lately, including The Coffee Guide Sydney 2009.
Click here to read more.
Read our story... (Archive Aug-08)
Catch up on the latest news articles featuring VELLA NERO and 'our story'. From the latest feature article inside FoodinFocus to our comments for The Rocks Aroma Festival in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Click here to read more.
The Rocks Aroma Festival (Archive July-08)
Come and visit us at this year's fabulous 'The Rocks Aroma Festival' on Sunday, 6 July 10am-5pm. Located at The Rocks (in Sydney), it's a great way to try our coffee if you haven't had the chance to come down to our Clarence Street store.
We'll be at Stall #36 - see you there!!
The SMH Verdict!! (Archive Apr-08)
THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - GOOD LIVING (08/04/08) reports on their search for "Sydney's best coffee" and VELLA NERO comes out #1 - "Top of the list"!!
Extremely exciting and important news from The Sydney Morning Herald (Good Living has been coined the "food bible" for Sydney-siders) who searched all over Sydney to report on their coffee findings, in their special "Coffee Issue". VELLA NERO won both categories judged for black (short black) and milk-based (cappacino) coffees with great comments from the judges.
Thank you to The SMH for this fabulous recognition, and of course thank you to our wonderful customers who have been so supportive of us over the last 6 months of operation. We are just beaming!!
P.S. did anyone see Gina, Vicky & Aileen on the front cover!!?! We were surprised too!
Click here to see the article.
CHAMPION ESPRESSO!! (Archive Mar-08)
You heard it here first. This year's Sydney Royal Show awarded just one Gold Medal in the renowned Fine Food Show for the category of COFFEE. And drum roll please... the Gold Medal award goes to VELLA NERO!!
And if that wasn't exciting enough - the CHAMPION ESPRESSO title winner across the category was also awarded to the industry-newcomer, VELLA NERO!!
We are just over the moon with this acknowledgement. Our commitment to premium quality, freshness, taste and experience has been reflected in this award. Thank you Sydney Royal Show organisers, and also the category judges who blind tasted a phenomenal number of coffees for this event.
To all our supporters out there... it's time to celebrate!! Watch this space for more information on the competition's details and upcoming activity around our grand win!
MEDAL WINNER!! (Archive Dec-07)
VELLA NERO is proud to announce their bronze medal placement in the prestigious 2007 Equal Golden Bean Awards for coffee roasting!! ...just 7 weeks after launch!!
Check out our retail range including our award winning SIGNATURE BLEND coffee (available in-store or online in our product boutique).
Thank you to everyone for all your support and encouragement.
CONGRATULATIONS!! (Archive Nov-07)
Special mention to a lovely VELLA NERO coffee fan, Jenny Jung from Kotra in the city, who received a prepaid card prize in our competition - enjoy!
PRODUCT BOUTIQUE LAUNCHES!! (Archive Oct-07)
Check out our brand new PRODUCT BOUTIQUE that has just launched. You can now purchase from the VELLA NERO range without even leaving your home or office.
We have made the range even more accessible. Our retail range of Freshly Roasted Coffee, Speciality Loose Leaf Teas and Belgian Hot Chocolates plus related products are availabe right here on our website. Browse, buy and try... you won't be disappointed! If you want to view or buy from the full range, you can also pop into our Clarence Street store where our trained team can help you with any questions you have.
FROM ZERO TO NERO! (Archive Sept-07)
In September 2007, brand new VELLA NERO Roastery, Coffee Bean Boutique & Caffe Bar opened it's doors on Clarence Street and now offers those in the city a unique coffee experience. A one-stop-shop for all things coffee, and best of all – the glorious beans are roasted in store. It's fresh, it's decadent and it's easily accessible!
The timing for launch coincided with Rainforest Alliance (RFA) Fortnight falling on 17th-30th September. VELLA NERO supports different sustainability practices when acquiring our green beans, including certified RFA lines available as single origins. Check out the soft / medium body and full flavoured Costa Rica Hacienda Rio Negro or Brazilian Deterra available in-store or online.