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Alison Waite (Ali) has worked in the Ipswich CBD for over 25 years. Originally a Jon Le Court hairdresser, where her taste for coffee was inspired.
Ali has worked in many retail outlets within the CBD and is known for her smile and customer service.
Ali's smile could be seen at such places as Eyeing You, Mathers and Priceline before they all departed from our CBD.

In 2009 Ali worked and later managed, a then new coffee shop called Steam Espresso for then owners Neil and Jan Crabb. Steam Espresso was located in
the Ipswich City Plaza, Bell Street, Ipswich.

In 2012, the business was sold, and Ali took the opportunity to explore other avenues of work.

By chance, in January 2014, the shop fell into Ali's lap. Ali had the opportunity to return to her passion of coffee and great customer service.

A new name, new beginnings, yet familiar faces, Ali was back with Caffeine Ali Espresso Bar (Coffee And Tea) along with a few of her favourite cats!.
Ali and her baristas (Dale and Jacinta) were professionally trained to ensure a perfect consistant cup served up with a smile.


Caffeine Ali proudly served Dibella coffee intially but later switched to coffee from the WOLFF Coffee Roasters, an Australian company with long Ipswich family ties.
Wolff roasts the world's best coffees, from rare single origins to award winning blends.

Each year Alison grew the business with sales and profit exceeding the previous and in 2019, the business sold.

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