Tony Unkovich has been entrenched in the Coffee Industry for over 22 years. A true entrepreneur, Tony bid farewell to a successful executive career in the early 90’s to embark on his journey of being a business owner, with his first business being a high-end liquor shop.
Tony’s first foray into the coffee industry began upon his registering of the name Cafe Corporate which trialled a fully automatic coffee machine in offices in 1998. Little did he know, this was the beginning Cafe Corporate’s dynasty, becoming Perth’s No. 1 Fully Automatic Office Coffee machine supplier for a 21-year period with turnover in excess of $3.8 Million per annum with over 20 employees, and expanding into a bricks and mortar cafe, water filtration business and eventually a coffee roasting company. This combination of Coffee Machines Sales and Servicing – with correct Water Filtration, Coffee Roasting and a Café, provided a total solution for every Coffee consumer – both commercial and domestic.
In 2017, Tony’s daughter Jess assumed ownership of the Café, Café Corporate was sold in January 2019 and the Water Filtration business, Aqua Leau, was sold in June 2019. With Tony’s extensive business experience being poured into his passion, Little Owl Coffee Roasters.
Investing over $1m worth of plant and equipment to ensure that Little Owl Coffee is one of the most advanced Coffee Roasting Operations in Perth and producing the highest quality roasted coffee available in Australia, Tony is now steering the Little Owl Ship and has personally assembled dedicated, passionate team of high achieving team members, who are equally passionate about Little Owl Coffee Roasters mission. They include; one of Perth’s finest Coffee Roaster’s with over 20 years’ experience, a sought after Barista Trainer with over 10 years’ experience, an Operations Manager with a skillset accumulated over many years of Hospitality, Sales and Management systems and an Office Coordinator with a broad office and accounts experience to ensure our customers are treated like VIP’s.
Above all Tony is a family man – with wife and business partner Deb and 2 beautiful Daughters, Emma and Jess. For Tony, family is always first and that is how we treat our Staff and Customers, like family.