Locally owned and operated

Laurie and Kerri-lee Hayes are the proud owner operators of Ulysses Coffee. Their family has been living on the Tablelands for generations and they are proud to call Kairi home.

They are passionate about supporting their local community and use all local products in their mobile coffee service

  • Chesterson Coffee – Kairi
  • Dairy Farmers – Malanda
  • Max Stock’s (local family owned supplier of Biopak cups)
  • Solano’s Syrups – Townsville (the furthest south)
  • Fresh ST Market IGA Atherton (who also give back to the local community) 

They care about the beautiful environment we live in!

All packaging used in their takeaway containers are biodegradable and compostable.

Gardeners line up to receive a bag of their used coffee grounds for their plants, which Ulysses happily collect and give away.

…a splash of happy in every cup

Locally owned by the Hayes family

In the community

Business Excellence Awards

Sustainability Contribution Award Finalist

2019 Tablelands Regional Council Business Excellence Awards. 

Article: The Cairns Post, June 3 2019

Students fly through barista course

Mossman State High School students Kyanne Boyd and La’Keisha Murray learn barista skills thanks to Ulysses Coffee, the Mossman Youth Centre and Allara Training. 

Article: The Cairns Post, April 11 2019

Business Excellence Awards

Proud sponsor of the Special Children’s Christmas Party 2021

This event is held annually in Cairns to provide a safe space for children with disabilities to celebrate the festive season.

Having multiple children with autism means this cause is particularly close to their hearts.


Business Excellence Awards

Proud sponsor of the Tolga Scarecrow Festival 2021

Ulysses Coffee provided prizes for the Tolga Scarecrow Festival, assisted with event setup and packup, and entered “Larry” into the competition. 


Moolanda News

The ‘Moolanda News’ crew interviewed Ulysses Coffee in December 2019. This is a fantastic initiative by Malanda State School. The kids do such a fantastic job!