Race Car Driver and Former Police Officer Swap Fastlane Careers for Coffee

Robbie and Sonya Farr are the husband-wife duo behind the latest Zarraffa’s Coffee drive thru opening in Underwood.

After 25-years as a professional race car driver, Robbie is adding another challenge outside of his love of racing to become the newest franchisee of Zarraffa’s Coffee Underwood, alongside wife Sonya, a former state and federal police officer.

Mr Farr said they decided to take the leap after they fell in love with the brand and coffee some years ago and were impressed by Zarraffa’s benchmark in supporting new franchisees.

“Having researched numerous businesses, we were set on the franchise model of Zarraffa’s and fell in love with the brand due to its professional framework, customer service and fantastic coffee,” he said. “The brand feels more like a big family.”

The new Underwood store is located south-east of Brisbane at 91-101 Compton Road, Underwood and services the suburbs of Springwood, Eight Mile Plains, Rochedale South and surrounds.

Robbie expressed their excitement to be joining the local community and offering a premium product and drive thru service.

“We are thrilled with the site and look forward to establishing relationships with local coffee-lovers, businesses, sporting associations and emergency services in the area,” he said.

“It’s been a wonderful journey watching our store come to life and we can’t wait to welcome the community in and build relationships with our soon-to-be regulars.”

Zarraffa’s Managing Director, Kenton Campbell said the new franchisees bring with them passion and a knowledge of the brand that will ensure customers will receive the ultimate Zarraffa’s Coffee experience.

“The most important attribute of any new franchisee is enthusiasm, a focus on customer service and willingness to deliver the best cup of coffee, which Robbie and Sonya have proved through their hard work and commitment to deliver our brand promise,” he said.

“I look forward to seeing them embark on this new journey and flourish in their store, and encourage the local community to come in and support them.”

The new Zarraffa’s Coffee Underwood drive thru is due to open Monday 9th July and will employ twenty-four locals to further embed in the community.

Robbie and Sonya’s leadership, combined with their passion for a new career path, will keep things on track as they operate the fast-paced drive thru business.

Zarraffa’s Coffee Underwood is located at 91-101 Compton Road, Underwood Q 4119

Opening hours: 5am – 10pm, seven days a week.