Zarraffa’s Brekkie Smoothie Range – Now Even Fruitier

Zarraffa’s Coffee has expanded their breakfast smoothie range by introducing three new Fruit Smoothies across stores nationwide, for customers looking for a fruity boost on-the-go.

The delicious new additions to the Zarraffa’s menu come in three different flavours – Mango, Berry and Banana – and are combined with yoghurt, milk and ice, all blended to perfection.

Managing Director of Zarraffa’s Coffee, Kenton Campbell, said the Fruit Smoothies are a refreshing new addition to their ever-popular Brekkie Smoothie range.

“The Brekkie Smoothie has been really well received by customers and we’re excited to enhance the choice with these new additions so that customers will have even more options when they visit,” he said.

“These delicious new Fruit Smoothies are not only a great non-coffee option, but they are also an excellent way for customers to fuel up on the run.”

Containing 99% real fruit to keep customers full and satisfied, the new Fruit Smoothies can be blended with any choice of milk, including – full cream, soy, lactose free, almond and skim milk.

Available in Tall, Grande or Masai sizes, the Fruit Smoothies can be enjoyed any time of the day and pair especially well with Zarraffa’s new Raw Super Seed or Rocky Road Energy Ballz.

“Bursting with flavour, these three fruity beverages are a great way to enjoy the delicious taste and natural goodness of fruit, whether customers pick one up through drive-thru or order it in store,” Kenton added.

The new Fruit Smoothies are now available in all Zarraffa’s Coffee stores and are a refreshing option in the warmer months.

Zarraffa’s Coffee is open in over 85 locations across Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

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Jamala Wildlife Lodge – Room with a Zoo!

Located in the capital of Australia, Jamala Wildlife Lodge offers guests the opportunity to experience close encounters with some of the world’s most dangerous and endangered animals, all within the comfort of its individually designed five-star accommodation hubs.

Guests at Jamala can choose from the Giraffe Treehouse, where you can hand feed ‘Hummer’, one of their resident giraffes from your balcony, the Jungle Bungalows where you may find the only thing separating you from lions, tigers, a cheetah or Malaysian Sunbear is a thick pane of glass and finally, the uShaka Lodge, the main building at Jamala and the former residence of the owners of the Lodge.

With seven rooms, uShaka houses a magnificent shark tank that runs the length of the building as well as three Colobus monkeys that will happily check you out as you arrive! Guests will have the opportunity to ‘share’ a room with lemurs, sharks, cheetahs as well as visiting their meerkats and hyenas within the Zoo.

Jamala, translates to  ‘friendly, well mannered’ in Swahili and has been open to the public since 2014. All monies generated by the lodge are invested back into the Zoo to assist with their breeding, conservation and education programs.

Situated in and around the National Zoo and Aquarium in Canberra, the Jamala Wildlife Lodge houses rescued animals from circuses and unfortunate circumstances, with the aim to educate guests through interactive experiences, leaving them with an understanding of both the animals and important conservation issues.

The combination of opulent surroundings, incredible animal encounters and gourmet cuisine, alongside Jamala’s five-start hospitality, ensures that all guests share in a once in a lifetime experience during their stay.

For more information or to book your experience, visit their website here.

Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Introducing the Choc Honeycomb Fusion

Get ready for the perfect treat to chill out with this summer… the divine Choc Honeycomb Fusion!

The newest delight from Zarraffa’s Coffee is an irresistible fusion of espresso, chocolate and honeycomb pieces, topped with freshly whipped chocolate cream and crunchy choc honeycomb bites. We dare you to stop at just one!

If you’re a Zarraffa’s Z Card® member, you could be a simple swipe away from spending three amazing nights as a guest at the Jamala Wildlife Lodge in Canberra.

Imagine looking out over the balcony from the treehouse and seeing the iconic Zarraffa’s giraffes ambling over to say hi, or sitting on the lounge, enjoying your morning coffee in the company of a Cheetah, all without leaving the country! Click here to view the full terms and conditions.

Not a Z Card® member? Joining is easy at any one of our almost 90 Zarraffa’s Coffee store locations, find out more here.

Whether you like your fusion with or without coffee, the Choc Honeycomb Fusion is the perfect accompaniment this summer.

Available for a limited time – only at Zarraffa’s Coffee.

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Zarraffa’s Coffee Turns 21

2018 has been a milestone year for Zarraffa’s Coffee, marking 21 years in the coffee retail business.

In addition to the opening of the 85th Zarraffa’s store and the 50th drive thru location, the Aussie-owned company undertook a mammoth move, relocating the national headquarters from Helensvale to a brand new, purpose-built location, spanning 5.4 hectares in Eagleby.

As part of the National Franchise Conference held last week, the company celebrated its over two decades in business with an informal birthday bash, acknowledging the efforts and support from head office staff, suppliers and, most importantly, its franchisees.

From a single cafe in Southport on the Gold Coast, Zarraffa’s Coffee has evolved into an award-winning enterprise and now serves an ‘individually perfect cup of coffee’ at over 85 locations across Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.

Zarraffa’s Coffee Founder and Managing Director, Kenton Campbell, opened the first store in 1997 with the vision of becoming Australia and New Zealand’s number one provider of specialty coffee.

”It’s been an incredible ride so far,” enthused Kenton. “When I was operating coffee carts back in the early ‘90’s in Seattle I couldn’t have dreamed I would be here today.”

From opening the first store at Australia Fair Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast in 1997 to expanding into franchising in October 2001, it was the move into drive thrus in 2009 that elevated Zarraffa’s operation, providing customers with quality coffee and added convenience.

“Our drive thru model sets the standard in the market and we’re proud to offer options to our customers; giving them their time back in convenience, while not sacrificing on quality.”

The name Zarraffa’s (zar-raf-fas) comes from the Arabic word ‘Zarafa‘, meaning ‘Giraffe’, and was inspired by the Masai Giraffe that typically inhabits the savannahs of Kenya and Ethiopia, the origin of coffee.

During a visit to Africa in 2012, Kenton felt there was a lot to learn from the community-based conservation efforts he witnessed first-hand and believed that he could contribute something in return.

“I believe in the words of the Body Shop Founder Anita Roddick – it’s about ‘trade, not aid’,” he said. ”We’re taking a commodity from the community, so I’d like to give something back on several levels.”

Since then Kenton and Zarraffa’s have supplied funds to build a nursery in Meru, Kenya, including the money for seedlings and a new facility where the coffee is processed.

In addition, Kenton and his wife Rachel established the Zarraffa’s Foundation, which now supports a growing number of local and international charity and community efforts.

With expansion planned in key geographical areas of New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria next year, Zarraffa’s Coffee hopes to introduce its unique blend of coffee to a whole new legion of coffee lovers.

“The business has changed my life as well as that of our partners – our franchisees – who have the means and tools to make their business dreams come true,” said Kenton.

Kenton said that ultimately it was down to the franchisees and their staff who work diligently on and in the business seven days a week, often up before dawn and late into the night.

“Many people say you can’t run a successful business without good staff and good product and this is absolutely true.”

“It is also thanks to the loyalty of our customers; the ones who keep the love and passion for Zarraffa’s going, that I am very appreciative of. Without them, we would still be just one store in one shopping centre.”



Kenton Campbell with his first coffee roaster.


The Zarraffa’s Foundation now supports several local and international charity and community efforts.


The 85th Zarraffa’s Coffee store opened this year in Cannon Hill.


Zarraffa’s Coffee now serves customers at locations across QLD, WA and NSW.


Kenton and Rachel Campbell celebrating at the Zarraffa’s Coffee 21st Birthday bash.


Regional Stores Take Top Billing for National Awards

The experienced team from Zarraffa’s Coffee Warwick were last night crowned 2018 Franchisee of the Year at the National Franchise Conference.

Staged on the Gold Coast at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Zarraffa’s Golden Zee Awards recognised the top performers across the almost 90-strong, Australian-owned and operated franchise group.

Accepting the top gong was mother and daughter duo, Tracey Slater and Danielle Cook, whose record of excellence was affirmed by their previous win back in 2016.

Zarraffa’s Coffee Managing Director, Kenton Campbell, believes it is both Danielle and Tracey’s passion for what they do that produces such consistently great results.

“These women have worked hard to build a following through repeatedly great service and a strong staff culture. It’s hard to fault their love of what they do, and the proof is definitely in the coffee!”

The Award recognises excellence in business and the Warwick team beat out a large number of stores, proving that coffee culture is alive and well in regional areas.

“It’s a great validation of the universal love of coffee and the way that we craft it for our customers,” said Kenton. “We are looking at widespread expansion in regional NSW and Queensland areas and know that people across the country have a love of a well-made beverage.”

The duo who opened their store in 2011, made the decision to relocate back to Warwick to open what was then the company’s 5th drive thru location.

“We have six generations of family in the vicinity and love what we do,” said Danielle.

The team enjoy an easy partnership that has been the lynchpin of their success, as it’s not every mother/ daughter relationship that can create a prosperous business.

“We are both used to working hard and long hours and, when we set out on this journey with Zarraffa’s, we came to the decision that if we were going to be doing the hard yards we’d much prefer to do it for ourselves. It’s been an incredible ride so far.”

The Darling Downs produced another win on the night with the Toowoomba North store named Rookie of the Year.

For the second year running Franchisees, former store manager Ashley Byers and Jordan Wyborn, have taken out the Rookie of the Year Award for exceptional performance.

“The boys are excellent operators and exemplify the pathway from store manager to Franchisee ownership in our company,” said Kenton. “The just keep improving year on year.”


The full list of 2018 Award recipients:


Franchisee of the Year

Zarraffa’s Coffee Warwick – Tracey Slater and Danielle Cook


Store of the Year

Zarraffa’s Coffee Ormeau


Rookie of the Year (6-18 months trading)

Zarraffa’s Coffee Toowoomba North


CEO Encouragement Award

Zarraffa’s Coffee Belmont North


Brand Ambassador Award – Franchisee

Denise Fioretti, Zarraffa’s Coffee Mango Hill and Carseldine


Brand Ambassador Award – Management

Tony Webster



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