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Sustainable Coffee: Emporio Trials New Milk Tap

2 December 2021

Emporio Coffee is the first business in the country to trial a new milk tap that will significantly reduce the amount of plastic we are using.

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Coffee & Kombucha: Wayne Waszak from KB Kombucha

20 April 2021

From building to bottling, Wayne Waszak has transformed his career and is now doing what he loves. Co-owner of KB Kombucha, Wayne was previously a builder and facilities manager but now spends his days amid a tantalising array of Kombucha products, all sold alongside Emporio Coffee from KB’s flagship store in Taranaki St, Wellington.

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New barista: Meet Lauren Hadfield Pilcher

10 November 2020

Emporio’s new barista Lauren Hadfield Pilcher may look serious for our camera but her infectious Mancunian accent and bubbly personality quickly puts a smile on everyone’s face.

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Win! The Emporio Big Birthday Competition

10 November 2020

Emporio is 20 in 2020 so we're giving away Wellington treats! 

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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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