Emporio blog

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Finding a New Coffee Supplier

13 February 2019

When Josh Chapman was building Silverspoon, a local cafe he'd bought when it was in trouble, he needed a coffee supplier. Josh has now sold his business but in his new blog series, he recounts his impressions of working with Emporio, and the valuable support Eric gave him to make his venture profitable.

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Media Release: Emporio Coffee Partners with Wellington Phoenix

20 December 2018

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

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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 our courses.

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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 Melbourne International Coffee Expo

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 Coffee 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: Emporio Coffee on the Mainland

12 December 2017

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

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Lightening Rod: Emporio Barista

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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