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Eric Heycoop: Revving and Roasting

29 June 2016

Rachel Healy

It was no surprise to discover Eric Heycoop, Emporio co-owner, is a Lower Hutt boy. His pride and joy, a left-hand drive 1932 Ford Tudor hot rod is often parked in front of Emporio HQ, greeting regulars—from high-viz workmen to the high-grade creatives from Toi Poneke Arts Centre over the road.

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CCOFFEE to WWOOFING

26 May 2016

Rachel Healy

Emporio barista and trainer Liz Begley has been with us for exactly two years, and in that period has trained hundreds of aspiring baristas. But it’s time for a new adventure. Liz is heading to the UK and Europe and, in a switch from the usual Kiwi OE, is trading her urban lifestyle for working on organic farms, better known as WWOOFING.

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A Plum Job

19 May 2016

Rachel Healy

Meet Stephanie Croft, co-owner of Plum in Cuba Mall, one of our newest, and closest, café clients.

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Coffee on the Curriculum

18 May 2016

Rachel Healy

Ellie Vinaccia and Bella O'Meeghan are two Year 11 students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate who visited us today to learn all about the coffee business. They got to see behind the scenes of what goes on at Emporio HQ in Abel Smith St.

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Three Cheers for Christmas Coffees

16 December 2015

Rachel Healy

As the working year winds down, I spoke to a few of the Emporio crew to see where they’ll be enjoying Emporio coffee this summer.

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Custom-made Coffee Machine

16 December 2015

Rachel Healy

Along with Brandon Sayring,  Simon Maguire has recently restored and customised a dilapidated Wega coffee machine that’s been languishing at the Abel Smith St roastery.

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Free Espresso Gelato in First Week of Summer

24 November 2015

To celebrate the first week of summer, Wellington coffee drinkers could be in for free icecream, that’s if the weather plays its part. Two Wellington companies, Emporio Coffee and Carrello Gelato, have come together to produce a new espresso-flavoured gelato, available exclusively from Pavement in Tory St for just one week, 30 November to 4 December.

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A Crocky Collaboration

24 November 2015

Rachel Healy

Coffee from a tap like Guinness? It’s the next big thing. This week, we’ve had the pleasure of hosting Crocky (aka Dave Hargreaves) who’s been serving up Crocky’s Cold Brew, created from Emporio coffee beans. Recently returned from New York, Crocky tells us why cold brew is a sensation in the States and why he’s bringing it to us this summer.

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Win Free Coffee for a Month: Emporio Coffee on the Block Competition

21 October 2015

Rachel Healy

Do you live, work or play in Wellington's Abel Smith St? You could win free coffee for a month by entering our Coffee On The Block competition. 

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Meet the Baristas: Brandon Sayring

21 October 2015

Rachel Healy

28 year old Brandon Sayring has been working at Emporio since February. Barista, coffee roaster and technician by day, Brandon is also a musician who has two years of a fine arts degree under his belt. In his home town of Wanganui, he also ran a music venue. I asked Brandon about his new world of coffee roasting…

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