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Students - Win Free Barista Training in our Instagram Competition

26 April 2017

Rachel Healy

Want to work in a café? Follow and tag us on Instagram and you’ll go in the draw to win free barista training from our expert trainer, Katie Forshaw.

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Espress Yourself—Artists at the Helm

24 April 2017

Rachel Healy

New Emporio baristas Katie Forshaw and Fern Hilden are bringing renewed creativity to our counter.

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Buy, Sell, Trade or Swap: A Conversation with our Neighbour, David White

22 April 2017

Rachel Healy

I challenge anyone to step into David N. White Gallery, our neighbour at 88 Abel Smith St, and not feel a flurry of excitement. Every wall, shelf and cranny is bursting with colourful collections just waiting to be discovered and taken home. Amid a scene of florals and patterns, even a jar of knitting needles calls to me. 

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Meet the Regulars: Anna Cottrell

16 March 2017

Rachel Healy

This month in our series introducing Emporio regulars, we meet filmmaker Anna Cottrell. Anna’s studio is over the road from Emporio Coffee in Wellington’s Toi Poneke Arts Centre.

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Meet the Regulars: Gavin and Clark

20 February 2017

Rachel Healy

It’s great to go somewhere where everybody knows your name, for all the right reasons. In this series, we meet some of the Emporio regulars. First up, Gavin Baartman (pictured left) and Clark Meister, both Emporio regulars for several years but who have never before met each other... until now.

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Meet the Cafe Owners: Keeping Up With Di

14 February 2017

Rachel Healy

From cooking in Turkey and Greece, to owning not one but three Wellington cafes. We asked Di Schollar about her life in in the trade and how she juggles it all…

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Five Quick Questions with Simon Maguire

13 December 2016

Rachel Healy

Simon Maguire has been with Emporio for eight years, he seems to like it here. Described as our 2IC, he’s somewhat of an expert on coffee. We had a gas about de-gassing…                                          

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Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee

13 December 2016

Rachel Healy

As well as enjoying Crocky's Cold Brew in Wellington this Summer, here’s how to make a rich sweet, cold brew for two at home or on holiday.

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Wandering Barista Returns

24 November 2016

Rachel Healy

We farewelled Emporio barista and trainer Liz Begley earlier this year and are delighted that she has decided to return to us. After her overseas adventures, Liz reports that the biggest challenge was trying to fit in everything she and boyfriend Hugh wanted to do on their trip. We wondered where their wanderings took them...

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Emporio Coffee Cake

21 September 2016

Rachel Healy

From our friends and clients at Cafe Society in Queenstown, this favourite recipe uses Emporio coffee, of course...

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