Renee is our manager and inspiring leader. If you’ve come by the roastery, you will have seen her smiling face and no doubt been greeted and treated like family. That's one of the things we love about her.

She’s great at her job, good for a laugh and an all round excellent human being. She’s the one who keeps us all organised, motivated and supported and we’re so grateful to have her leading our team.

What do you do at Black Sheep?

As well as working alongside our amazing staff, you’ll find me preparing our day-to-day wholesale orders, pouring a few brews and/or stirring up our regulars with some casual banter.

How did you come to work at Black Sheep?

I first began working for Black Sheep about eight years ago at our Rocklea Markets site. I met Mark and Katie through being a regular at the markets. It was a very smooth transition from being in front of the counter to behind.

What does a typical day at Black Sheep look like for you?

Usually it consists of patting puppies, nibbling on doughnuts and holding babies, all whilst sipping on a flat white. I occasionally may fit in some work. 

What do you love most about working at Black Sheep? 

I love the customers, the dogs, Katie and Mark and all the staff. And of course the coffee! I come to work and I feel like I'm spending time with family.

What’s your go-to coffee order?

My go to would be a flat white. Yum!

And what about your favourite style of roast/bean?

The coffee I usually drink that’s best suited to my palette would be our Feeling Woolly Blend. It has a medium roast profile and consists of five beans, all playing an integral part in the body, sweetness and complexity of the blend. With tasting notes of dark chocolate, honey and malt, it pairs perfectly with a flat white (my go-to).

Do you have a favourite type of drink to prepare? Why?

A warm, 1/4 strength, decaf, soy flat white, with two sugars and chocolate lightly dusted on top; only because it’s just such a fun drink. Kidding.

What would we find you doing when you’re not at work?

Spending quality time with my two little girls and my partner. I run a lot (not from my kids).

What’s one of your earliest memories of coffee?

As a child in the 80s, my mum would let me scoop the froth off of her cappuccinos. It was a delicious treat.

What’s an achievement you’re most proud of?

My two girls.

What’s something your customers might not know about you?

I can sometimes be serious and mature.