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At the heart of some of Wellington's Best Barista Training

1 October 2018

The training room doors slide shut as another budding barista learns the skills to thrive in Wellington’s ‘kickin' caffeine’ scene (as Lonely Planet describes it). At the heart of it all is Emporio’s Melina Payne, our expert barista trainer. We asked Melina about the courses.

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Media Release: Emporio Coffee Partners with Wellington Phoenix

20 September 2018

We're delighted to be the official coffee partner for the Wellington Phoenix Football Club. 

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Phoebe on the Rise

14 June 2018

I was surprised when I googled ‘Uprise’ that our Abel Smith St neighbours, and not an evangelical church, came up first in my search. And then I met 23 year old Phoebe Prescott who explained to me what Uprise actually does — it's a ‘digital performance agency’!

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Sensory Overload: Simon in Melbourne for MICE

17 April 2018

To celebrate ten years with Emporio Coffee, Simon Maguire spent a week in Melbourne including time at the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, MICE.

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Keeping up with the Regulars: Jac van Leeuwen

21 March 2018

Espresso bar regular Jac van Leeuwen feels an affinity with Emporio owner, Eric Heycoop. The Mediaworks Senior Account Manager chuckles as he explains maybe it’s because they’re both Dutch. Sales and trade are at the heart of both their business dealings, and their friendship!

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Corporate Coffee Champion

13 March 2018

Many people don’t know that Pavement, one of Wellington’s first ‘coffee boxes’, is owned by Emporio. It’s 21-year-old Nathan Milburn who powers Pavement each day, starting work at 6.30am to ensure he’s ready for his first customers at 6:55am.

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Young, Gifted and in Our Neighbourhood

13 December 2017

A flat over around the corner, a music studio over the road, a boyfriend also working for us, we’re lucky 21-year-old Australian Melina Payne and her UK boyfriend Jack not only chose Wellington for their next adventure, but Te Aro!

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Heading South

12 December 2017

We catch up with Janice Paterson, owner of Ambience, our Southern-most café.

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Lightening Rod

22 November 2017

Rod Hill has been with us for just seven weeks but he already feels at home at Emporio.

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Orange is the New Black

28 August 2017

Vanessa Richmond used to work long hours in HR at a London finance house. That life must feel a long way away from her small business on the Kapiti Coast, where she now trades in coffee and conversation.

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