Barber has worked with Divide Design Co to turn the almond milk into a functioning brand with wholesale as the initial offering.
“I do doorstep drop offs down the line, like the old milk man. We replace the empty glass bottles with fresh, full ones, and clean then reuse the old bottles. Keeping everything as local and sustainable as possible,” he says.
Barber has been a busy boy. He opened Konbini in Adelaide Railway Station a year ago with powerhouse coffee and grab-and-go Japanese sandos and snacks. During Covid, he reinvented the shopfront, upgraded the space and equipment and streamlined the menu.
“Konbini is great. The fresh onigiri are flying, sandos are selling and we’re constantly adding more to the menu and bridging the gap between traditional Japanese offerings and well-known local flavours,” Barber says.
The latest additions include Menchi Cheese Burger/ Menchi Katsu, a panko-crumbed, fried beef patty with pickles and smoked cheese on brioche.
“Everything is made fresh, in house which has been great fun with around nine square metres to work with for coffee, fryers, oven, fridges and storage. True Japanese efficiency, haha!” he says.
Barber says post-COVID, he’ll continue bringing reasonably-priced, freshly-made Japanese snacks to Adelaide city “in light of not being able to travel to Japan for a while, yet!”.
Mornings Coffee (at Malt and Juniper)
18 Peel St, Adelaide