Milk Crate, Memphis Belle and People’s Coffee

One latte is just not enough!, originally uploaded by andai. My goal for the next two weeks is to check out four particular coffee shops that come highly recommended to me by an acquaintance. We just happened to chat a bit about some of the local spots here in Wellington that serve good coffee and…

Havana Coffee Works vs. Ripe Coffee

Havana Coffee Works vs. Ripe Coffee, originally uploaded by andai. The latte in the black ceramic coffee cup is some excellent espresso from Ripe Coffee and the coffee in the paper coffee cup is from Havana Coffee Works. I picked up the Havana Coffee Works coffee from Sir Breadwins on Lambton Quay… More on a…

Wellington’s Fuel Espresso

Fuel Espresso is the first coffeehouse I noticed when I first arrived in Wellington. They have a coffee bar at the Wellington Airport. But why did I notice this particular coffee bar? It’s because Fuel Espresso immediately brought back memories of Fuel Coffee, one of my favorite Seattle based coffee shops. Not only that the…

Kia Ora from Café Down Under

Having been here for a while now, I can start reflecting on the task ahead of keeping you informed on the State of Coffee in New Zealand and more specifically, Wellington. However, before I turn my focus on Wellington, I will want to start with my short stint in Auckland, the business capital of New…

Coffee and Wireless in Wellington

When one has a laptop but no Internet access at home, finding places to connect to the Internet to check email and surf the web (i.e. if you don’t have a web enabled mobile phone) then becomes another part of your adjustment to life in New Zealand. Unlike in the US where there are plenty…

Will That Be A Latte Or A Flat White?

There is one item you will find on every espresso menu here in New Zealand that you will not find anywhere else except Australia (at least as far as I know). This is the espresso drink known as a Flat White… which is the drink that I have been ordering since I came to the…

New Zealand Coffee Culture, My First Impressions…

This post has been a long time coming. For a while now, I have been looking forward to checking out the coffee culture in New Zealand. Part of the reason for this is because word on the street is that espresso is huge deal here. But little did I know what I was in for!…

Alimento in the Bay of Plenty

Our guest blogger Tina is German but lives and works in New Zealand. She enjoys the coffee culture in New Zealand and is sending posts of her espresso sojourn There are a lot of cafes in the Bay of Plenty that I like for a number of different reasons. But if I had to pick…