new zealand coffee review (archive)

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Review of DM Coffee by shortie on Sun, 11 Feb 2007:

These guys also have a stall at Featherston railway station- coffee and roast are fab


Review of Red Cherry by shortie on Sun, 18 Feb 2007:

This cafe is a roastery just outside Cambridge, ideal stopping point since it is on SH1 heading for Hamilton (its five minutes out of Cambridge on the main road. I have been there a number of times, even driven out of my way for it. The coffee is superb, they roast around three types, one of which is called Black Cherry. I tried their espresso beans at home and it is very good. The food is great Breakfast/brunch hot and cold food and cakes, great outdoor eating area and artwork for sale, child-friendly too. Staff are really friendly and this place is popular, esp on a sunday morning. I think they took out the bronze prize at last year's coffeefest. Highly recommended!


Review of Vivace Espresso Bar by shortie on Tue, 22 May 2007:

I like the Hereford Street one. I frequented Vivace in Featherston St Wellington (which is still good) but I heard that Andy, Wellington Barista of the year or something in 2006, had gone back to working at Tuam Street. If so, his coffees are awesome.


Review of Cubita by shortie on Fri, 14 Sep 2007:

I have pronounced this the best coffee in Wellington, and I am usually a coffee loyalty card tart. This man doesn't need a loyalty card. It is run by a Cuban so nothing faux Cuba about this, with Havana roastery coffee at present, friendly staff, Havana street frescoes, and dancing on Sunday evenings (which I haven't been to). The joint is small, just round the corner from Courtenay Place (its actually on Taranaki St) no kitchen but a reasonable array of fresh all-day pastries, calzones and cakes. But this man Arkan knows how to make good coffee, and is passionate about it. I have started walking right across town just for this, and have tried about three or four of his coffee types, though being 'Shortie, I like it strong and black. But the flat white was just right too.


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