It all started with the Presso Espresso Maker designed by Patrick Hunt in London, England, back at the beginning of this century. Patrick wanted to create a home manual espresso maker that required no electricity; instead, it would be powered by people.

Espresso Unplugged started in 2004 when we brought our first shipment of Presso/ROK Espresso makers into Australia. It was love at first espresso with the ROK presso for us. Since then the Presso Espresso Maker has become the ROK but it's still the talk of the slow coffee movement. Patrick Hunt has gone on to design a manual coffee grinder to partner with the Award Winning Rok Espresso Maker.

Patrick Hunt and Greg Cromwell

We are located in the Byron Bay Hinterland on a small Farm where Alison and Greg Cromwell combine their entrepreneurial talents with Farming. We are even growing our own coffee. 150 coffee trees were planted in 2017.

With the help of Andrew Bleakley a local geek/dad/ocean legend, who works from Shelley Beach, we keep him stocked up from our off the Grid Shed on the farm.