Bartercard Review: The Black Sheep Espresso Baa


There are countless styles, varieties, and ways for people to drink coffee.  Now a local Gold Coast business owner is serving a pet-friendly version of the caffeinated drink, at the beachside bar he started with Bartercard.   
The Black Sheep Espresso Baa in Coolangatta is dishing out ‘Puppuccinos’ to dogs - a tongue-in-cheek variation of the cappuccino trending amongst pet owners. It’s lactose-free milk frothed, dusted with carob, topped with a dog biscuit and served in a pet bowl.   

Owner of The Black Sheep Espresso Baa’s Dinesh Nair, opened the doors to his establishment early last year in the new Coolangatta precinct.  He used a $25,000 interest-free line of credit from Bartercard to start his business. 

The Black Sheep Espresso Baa represents a part of an internal passion for the world of hospitality; A passion which I want t...o share with others. The concept was visualised 11 years ago in NZ inspired by creative coffee arts and the love people showed for their coffee.

Over this period I have worked and played with different coffee beans, understanding what makes each bean so special and how each one is roasted to optimise the coffee experience.
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“One of the biggest challenges of starting a business is having enough equity,” said Dinesh.  Bartercard helped me get my dream up and running with an interest-free line of credit.” 

Dinesh Nair, The Black Sheep Espresso Baa  

A smart alternative to a business loan

Dinesh, who recently moved to Australia from New Zealand, said Bartercard was a smart alternative to taking out a business loan.

After securing the beachfront location, he used Bartercard’s $25,000 interest-free line of credit to source the architectural design and plans, painting, electrical work, materials, fit out and builders clean all without spending cash. 

He also used Bartercard to pay for his brand design, kitchen equipment, billboard and magazine advertising, business cards and flyers, and interior furnishings, conserving cash flow and keeping more money in the bank.

The beachside bar offers restaurant quality food and precision when it comes to coffee making, with specially trained baristas onsite.   


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