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Moto-Mates

24 May 2017

Rachel Healy

Emporio owners Miriam and Eric Heycoop have just returned from a week in Victoria. Always a great opportunity to experience inner-city Melbourne’s amazing café scene, this time Eric ventured further afield for a completely different coffee experience.  And it was in the small settlement of Malmsbury, about an hour’s drive from the centre of Melbourne, that he discovered a kindred spirit.

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Our First Clients

24 May 2017

Rachel Healy

The Martinborough Village Café, under a former owner and as part of the Martinborough Wine Centre, opened in 2000, around the same time as Miriam and Eric Heycoop established Emporio Coffee. It was Emporio’s first café client! Seventeen years later and with new owners Bruce Laurence and Chris Peterson, Emporio Coffee is proudly still ‘served here’. On a crisp Autumn day, I hooned over the hill and sat down with Bruce for a lively chat...

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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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