About

Who we are?

We’re Michael and Richard, the fellas behind the beards (ahem, I mean, business). We’re both South Australia born and bred and now we’re raising our own families here. We’re passionate about this beautiful region and all the amazing Australian food and drink suppliers and producers we get to find, meet, and share with the community!

Richard’s love for the local coffee industry is no secret. He spent 10 years working as a barista, and for 5 of those years he was busy crafting his own cold brew to fuel many happy customers across our state.

 

I started up a family business in 2014 creating raw treats and supplying them to cafes across South Australia. I then went on to build and operate a health focussed cafe for 5 years.

Having both worked in hospitality, we know what’s good and we pride ourselves on providing a great experience to all our wonderful customers and suppliers.

Who we are?

We’re Michael and Richard, the fellas behind the beards (ahem, I mean, business). We’re both South Australia born and bred and now we’re raising our own families here. We’re passionate about this beautiful region and all the amazing Australian food and drink suppliers and producers we get to find, meet, and share with the community!

Richard’s love for the local coffee industry is no secret. He spent 10 years working as a barista, and for 5 of those years he was busy crafting his own cold brew to fuel many happy customers across our state.

 

I started up a family business in 2014 creating raw treats and supplying them to cafes across South Australia. I then went on to build and operate a health focussed cafe for 5 years.

Having both worked in hospitality, we know what’s good and we pride ourselves on providing a great experience to all our wonderful customers and suppliers.

Why we do what we do

Hearing that we’ve made someone else’s life a little easier is a great feeling.

Our hands-on experience in hospitality led us to realise that “all the good stuff” wasn’t so easy to find, especially when you’re juggling all of the other moving parts of a small business, office, or life itself.

Seeking quality products and providing them conveniently to our customers, on time, and at fair prices is what we aim to do. We love working with small suppliers and small businesses. We can really get to know the people, the products, and even request ideas.

We also like to have fun while we’re at it!

Why we do what we do

Hearing that we’ve made someone else’s life a little easier is a great feeling.

Our hands-on experience in hospitality led us to realise that “all the good stuff” wasn’t so easy to find, especially when you’re juggling all of the other moving parts of a small business, office, or life itself.

Seeking quality products and providing them conveniently to our customers, on time, and at fair prices is what we aim to do. We love working with small suppliers and small businesses. We can really get to know the people, the products, and even request ideas.

We also like to have fun while we’re at it!

Our amazing team

What’s that saying – many hands make light work? No, we’re not octopus people (although sometimes at least 4 hands each could be useful – delicious local coffee in one, tasty goodie in the other, and two left for handling orders!?), but we do have a fantastic team of local legends helping us behind the scenes to ensure your deliveries get out to your home or office quickly.

You might see our drivers Bogdan or Giddo when your delivery arrive or it might even be me (Michael) or Richard you encounter. Whoever you see, we’ll always greet you with a smile and will happily answer any questions you may have.

We’re very conscious of the fact that our team is made up of real people, not mindless worker drones (crazy, right?). We place a lot of value on ensuring we all enjoy what we do, which means we’re lucky (or weird) enough to genuinely look forward to work!

Our amazing team

What’s that saying – many hands make light work? No, we’re not octopus people (although sometimes at least 4 hands each could be useful – delicious local coffee in one, tasty goodie in the other, and two left for handling orders!?), but we do have a fantastic team of local legends helping us behind the scenes to ensure your deliveries get out to your home or office quickly.

You might see our drivers Bogdan or Giddo when your delivery arrive or it might even be me (Michael) or Richard you encounter. Whoever you see, we’ll always greet you with a smile and will happily answer any questions you may have.

We’re very conscious of the fact that our team is made up of real people, not mindless worker drones (crazy, right?). We place a lot of value on ensuring we all enjoy what we do, which means we’re lucky (or weird) enough to genuinely look forward to work!

What does Orenda mean?

Wikipedia defines it as the Iroquois name for a certain spiritual energy inherent in people and their environment”. While we certainly aren’t native American Iroquois people, we resonated with the positive, powerful, energetic definition. To us, it’s the energy – the good energy. It embodies the positivity and the experience that we aim to distribute with our products and it’s the attitude we aim to bring to our customers and suppliers.

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