new zealand coffee review (archive)

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Wake up....GRIND INFUZE BREATH OUT INHALE SIP INHALE AGAIN SIP THEN TIP THE REST BACK! Finally I can open my eyes and begin the day. Ten minutes and then i see my baby..... A Toper coffee roaster! Thats right I roast the bean that make us jump. You may argue that my reviews or comments could be bias...have a cry get over it and spare a thought for the people behind the scene who pick and process the stuff... and to a lesser extent the passion of a coffee roaster...

Reviews by basespresso:

Review of Procopé Coffee House by basespresso on Sat, 25 Oct 2008, updated Sat, 25 Oct 2008:

staff..... as frindly as a barracuda, coffee.....tasteless. Though some people Im sure enjoy that sort of thing, they must because the place always seams to be busy, But so is a foodcourt..... Franchise it to china or seattle or something maybe.... In saying that it may of being a bad day.


Review of Joe's Garage by basespresso on Sat, 25 Oct 2008:

staff.... really frindly, maybe to much! No seriously they where great, Coffee..... reasonable, pity it wasnt local, but was well made. I love open kitchens and atmosphere, a mate who was with me is a tonka freak so he loved it. A little suit like for some peeps but open your eyes your in the CBD well chch styles anyway!


Review of Le Cafe by basespresso on Sat, 25 Oct 2008, updated Sat, 25 Oct 2008:

wow oasis666 you went to town(see below) perhaps micheal guy might be interested in setting you up with a regular spot in cafe magazine but sadly i went to sleep before I had finished reading the "review".

Anyway...le cafe... le quality has le sadly been le slipping for sometime, I fear the capitalist beast is at work here. Death to the money system!

Luckily location is prime tourist central, great sun and a great spot on the weekend to people watch (if your into that sort of thing)

Coffee....le average stick to le bottled drink


Review of Caffe Roma by basespresso on Sat, 25 Oct 2008:

is it the word or something....have you all been brainwashed?....if I call my coffee beans superb will it be just that? Unfortunatly the coffee was super bland and should be called just that. Staff where a mixed bag although a dude Jacob I think he called himself poured a great rosetta latte....pitty about the flavour of the espresso....
Food was of a good standard.


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