About Brill (old)

We exist to make your day instantly better.

We are obsessed with coffee.

We go to bed thinking about the first cup we get to drink the next morning.

If you’re like us, then you’ll love Brill.

Brill was created to help people who love their coffee, but can’t be bothered brewing their own, or find themselves spending way too much on takeaway coffee.


With Brill, we’ve done all the hard work for you.

Our coffee sourced is graded 85 and above on the Q-grade review scale. Which is considered “Excellent” under the definition of specialty coffee grading. Once roasted, our coffee is then brewed expertly by baristas and some of the leaders in the Australian coffee scene. Then freeze-dried to maintain freshness.

All you need to do is simply add hot water, maybe some milk, and enjoy!

Enjoy Brill. It’s short for brilliant.

Get it, coz we’re all about saving time ;)

About the founders


We’re Joel Brilliant (yes, his legal name) & Dan Rowell. The creators of Brill. We’ve been friends since we were 13 years old and have shared a love of good coffee since we were about 21.

Joel has worked in the coffee industry for over a decade. Working as a barista and running one of Brisbane’s best specialty coffee outlets.

Joel has spent the last 5 years in production manufacturing using the latest in food technology to create stuff that is not only ridiculously tasty, but also good for you. Like vegan chocolate with probiotics. Science!

Dan has worked in Advertising and Marketing for almost 13 years, working at a full-service creative agency on some national brands and since gone on to found his own design studio, DSR Branding, specialising in Brand Identity, Strategy & Design.

When Joel approached Dan with the concept of Instant Specialty Coffee, Dan thought Joel had rocks in his head. How could he get behind something which he’d never drink. A self-proclaimed coffee snob, drinking long blacks, pour overs, V60, and filter coffee made carefully on his Moccamaster, Dan wasn’t going to start flogging some instant stuff for a quick buck.

But then he tried it… The rest is history.