If you've ever wondered what makes Pablo & Rusty's more than the most delicious cup of coffee, we're about to spill the beans... As of this June, we're officially certified as a Great Place to Work® and I'm excited to share our journey with you.

This isn't about bragging rights. It's about recognising our amazing team at P&R, the vibrant culture we've built together and the values that guide us every day. It reflects the laughter, teamwork, and shared passion that fills our roastery.

P&R as an impact-driven organisation

We've never been just about brewing delicious coffee. P&R is about a community making a difference. We source ethically, focus on removing, reducing and eliminating our waste and give back via our 1% for the Planet certification. We believe in using business as a force for good and our Great Place to Work certification shows we're living our values.

When our team is happy and engaged, their passion for our mission shines through. They choose to work with P&R, making our impact happen every day. Investing in them is an investment in a better world—with every coffee roast, every coffee bag packed, every customer query resolved, every design iteration, every coffee tasted and so on. All of this impact and delicious coffee cannot happen without our amazing people.

The Pablo & Rusty's team building

A deep dive into our workplace culture

Trust me, becoming Great Place to Work certified wasn't a walk in the park (although we do love those!). It was a deep dive into the heart and soul of our workplace. We opened our doors to an honest, sometimes raw, assessment of our work environment. We encouraged every team member to share their honest feedback through anonymous team surveys and we took a hard look at our standard practices, from hiring and onboarding to training and development.

It was a vulnerable process, but it was also incredibly rewarding. Here's a glimpse into what makes our workplace so special:

  • Trust is our secret ingredient: Open communication, transparency, and giving everyone a voice are non-negotiables. We encourage feedback, celebrate diverse perspectives and empower our team members to take ownership of their roles.

  • We brew up opportunities for growth: Learning is an endless journey and we're committed to providing our team with the resources and support they need to thrive. We offer training programs, mentorship opportunities and a culture encouraging continuous learning and development.

  • Life's not just about coffee (although it's a close second!): Work-life integration is something we take seriously. We understand that our team members have lives outside of work and we encourage them to pursue their passion, spend time with loved ones and recharge their batteries.

  • Our community is our heart and soul: We're more than just colleagues. We celebrate each other's successes, support each other through challenges and come together to positively impact our communities.

What our team says

Here are some direct quotes from our surveys:

"I'm aligned with the culture. I've been supported to grow as a person, emotionally and professionally. The people I work with are awesome."

"Working at P&R has granted me career growth opportunities that have been otherwise inaccessible in other jobs throughout my working life. The company has a deep respect for work-life balance and shows that through employee benefits such as bonus leave. P&R also has great environmental consciousness and develops programs and collaborations to work actively towards making a positive impact."

“Continuous learning, great product, great team, great work conditions!"

Pablo and Rusty's Team at the roastery

Why it matters more than a flat white

A happy, engaged team is the key to success. When our team members feel valued, supported, and excited to come to work each day, it shows in everything they do. They provide exceptional customer service, go above and beyond to support each other and contribute to a positive, welcoming atmosphere.

This certification is more than just a badge of honour; it validates our commitment to creating a workplace where everyone can thrive. It reminds us that we're on the right track and fuels our passion for continuing to build a company culture that we can all be proud of.

Raise a cup to the future 

P&R HuskeeSteel Cup

To our incredible team, thank you for making Pablo & Rusty's a Great Place to Work! Your passion, dedication, and unwavering spirit make our organisation so unique. Here's to many more years of brewing exceptional coffee, fostering a thriving workplace culture, and positively impacting our communities.

Link to P&R GPTW Profile