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Buy, Sell, Trade or Swap: A Conversation with our Neighbour, David White

22 April 2017

I challenge anyone to step into David N. White Gallery, our neighbour at 88 Abel Smith St, and not feel a flurry of excitement. Every wall, shelf and cranny is bursting with colourful collections just waiting to be discovered and taken home. Amid a scene of florals and patterns, even a jar of knitting needles calls to me. 

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Meet the Regulars: Anna Cottrell

16 March 2017

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

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

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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