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What's the First Year in Business Like? Cafe Owner Cassidy Symons

22 September 2020

It's been a year since Cassidy Symons, with the support of her family, took over Ruby's Cafe in Mana. She describes it as "challenging, and full of highs and lows". We ask Cassidy about her first twelve months in business.

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Emporio Barista: Maddy Walker

15 September 2020

Maddy Walker is Emporio's new barista trainer, teaching people all the skills they need to make great coffee, whether they are a novice or already working in hospitality.

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New Barista: Yuji Iwase

13 June 2020

Karori boy and Emporio barista, Yuji Iwase enjoyed a solid game of duck duck goose and bike rides in his youth. But for now, he's heading back to his studies at Victoria University's School of Architecture. 

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Meet Brona Parsons from Wanaka's Federal, Fedeli and FuDog

8 June 2020

Putting not just one but three hospitality businesses into lockdown was understandably stressful, but Wanaka’s Brona Parsons has bounced back with all three of her Wanaka ventures now back trading.

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Emporio's Simon Maguire & his Lockdown Lowdown

14 May 2020

Meet our GM Simon Maguire and find out what he got up to during lockdown. This blog was first published on Indie Wellington.

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Stuff News Article: Emporio Coffee Open after Covid Lockdown

11 May 2020

Twenty years and one nationwide Covid-19 lockdown later, Emporio Coffee, one of the first roasteries in Wellington, is still family-owned and going strong. This article by Kate Green first appeared on Stuff 30 April, 2020

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Emporio turns 20 in 2020

4 February 2020

It's 20 years since Emporio began roasting coffee in the Capital, supplying coffee to locals and businesses nationwide. We're excited to be having our big birthday in 2020.
2020 also marks an exciting new era in sustainability with the purchase of a Loring Kestrel 35 coffee roaster, the latest technology in coffee roasters. The Loring is a leader in sustainable, smokeless roasting.

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Life of a Coffee Bean

24 September 2019

While our new Emporio takeout cups tell the coffee story, from plant to cup, Emporio owner Eric Heycoop takes us even closer to the action with a description of the life of a coffee bean.

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Single Origin Brazil: Emporio Coffee welcomes Lucas Sidow de Campos

28 May 2019

From studying agriculture and roasting his own coffee in Brazil to milking cows in Culverden and tending grapes in Martinborough, we’re lucky to have Lucas Sidow de Campos join us in Abel Smith St.

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Our New Coffee Cups: The Story of Coffee

2 May 2019

We’ve just launched the first design in our new series of takeout cups based on the story of coffee, from plant to cup. It’s the brainchild of Emporio’s Simon Maguire who's been working with Wellington graphic designer Spencer Levine. We asked Simon for the low-down.

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