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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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Sample Roasting for Summer

21 September 2016

Rachel Healy

Summer is coming and, inspired by our US travels and the great cold brew we discovered there, we are getting ready to launch our own Emporio cold brew. We’ll also be continuing to support our friend David Hargreaves with his Crocky’s Nitro Cold Brew

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Louise McHattie: Coffee Winner on the Day

13 September 2016

Rachel Healy

Après ski or celebrity-spotting, grab an Emporio coffee at Café Society in Queenstown, one of our newest café clients. Open since December last year, owner Louise McHattie reports that New Zealander of the Year, Richie McCaw is a big fan and was a regular in the opening weeks. We asked Louise what, apart from famous customers, has been central to success …

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Meet the Baristas: Matt Haigh

11 August 2016

Rachel Healy

Thirteen years in hospitality, Matt has just joined us at Emporio HQ in Abel Smith St. As well as being an expert barista, he’ll be offering barista training for Emporio clients, students and anyone else who is keen to learn the skills.

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