15th Avenue Coffee & Tea aka Starbucks

15th Avenue Coffee & Tea, originally uploaded by andai. I’m not a big fan of Starbucks simply because I do not think they serve great espresso… however, I liked the direction in which they were going when they opened their ‘back to their roots’, indie inspired coffee shops. The first to be open, with much…

Seattle Espresso in Auckland City

via flickr.com Although coffeehouse espresso culture did not start in Seattle, Starbucks and by extension Seattle has been instrumental in spreading this culture around the glob. Even in New Zealand where folks are pretty particular about the quality of their espresso, Seattle apparently dues get its due. Oh and I took this picture in Auckland

Coffee Supreme from Perretts Corner Cafe

Not just the coffee, but I also loved the colors and the lighting at Perretts Corner Cafe & Bar. Perretts is located on Manners Street in Wellington… And this is actually one of my favorite coffee cup pictures… UZWCHWYWCMMC

One Flat White and One Long Black

Flat White and a Long Black, originally uploaded by andai. This is what we get in the office, our preferred choice of an espresso drink. The barista makes really great coffee, grinding the beans fresh each morning. The beans come from a local roasting company called Ripe Coffee.

Cafe Meow

Cafe Meow, originally uploaded by andai. Nuff said…

Ripe Coffee

Ripe Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. I love the design of Ripe coffee cups… And their coffee is actually pretty decent too

Latte aka the Flat White

Latte aka the Flat White, originally uploaded by andai. Ahh…. the old flat white as they call it here down under the Equator…