About Us

Emporio Coffee is one of the original four Wellington coffee roasters. Founders Eric and Miriam Heycoop were successful café owners prior to establishing Emporio and remain hands-on in all aspects of their coffee business. They understand ‘all things coffee’ and what makes a great café. They are also passionate advocates for ingenuity and design, and how things work.

Emporio selects 100% arabica coffee beans from around the world through ethical relationships, roasting each coffee individually. A highly skilled crew includes roasters, educators, technicians and baristas.

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Our Vision

Wellington-roasted coffee for people who make great stuff.

Emporio believes in the makers and creatives, like-minded people who turn something simple into something desirable.

We love the rituals and paraphernalia of coffee, the role it plays in people’s lives and how it can connect people with places. We promise to always make beautiful coffee and be real; sustainable and 'good'.

We aim to:

  • EXPLORE new opportunities to share our coffee; new alignments with other creative people; our interest in design, machinery and architecture
  • SUPPORT our cafes and clients; our growers across the globe; colleagues in our industry; our staff; creative New Zealanders with a similar eye for detail
  • CONNECT the great stuff we make with the great stuff you make

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Partnerships

Emporio is committed to supporting our communities here and across the globe.

El Recreo School, Jinotega, Nicaragua

Owners Miriam and Eric Heycoop and their children recently visited the farm that supplies their Nicaraguan beans. "Total immersion in this side of the business made us feel more connected with the families that run and work on the farm. We were so taken with how they looked after their workers and children we made a commitment to support the school", Miriam said.

It prompted the couple to support the school by regularly supplying stationery and sports equipment.

Pablo's Art Studios

A community organisation that provides people who experience mental illness with free materials, tuition and support to make art. Visit them here.

MFH International Institute

MFH is an international education group in Wellington and San Francisco, dedicated to offering unique pathways to its students from all over the world. It provides a combination of Diploma qualifications, certificates, English Language, Workplace Training, University pathway, and support services to students.

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