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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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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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