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Meet the Cafe Owners: Keeping Up With Di

14 February 2017

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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Emporio Coffee Cake

21 December 2016

From our friends and clients at Cafe Society in Queenstown, this favourite recipe uses Emporio coffee, of course...

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Make Your Own Cold Brew Coffee

13 December 2016

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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Five Quick Questions with Simon Maguire

13 December 2016

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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Wandering Barista Returns

24 November 2016

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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Sample Roasting for Summer

21 September 2016

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

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

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

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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26 May 2016

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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