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Culture Food & Wine May 6, 2016

Weta Coffee | Award-winning Local Coffee

Their home is a little hub on the outskirts of One Tree Hill and from there this local coffee company is quietly making strides in the New Zealand coffee scene. Weta Coffee’s rustic roastery and espresso bar, as well as having a strong community following, has visitors making special trips from across Auckland for some darn fine coffee. The owners had a vision: to produce good coffee, roasted in an artisan style, using green beans sourced from sustainable and ethical plantations around the world.

 

The vision was also about a meeting place — where customers were greeted with a smile and conversation, where happy chatter could be made with strangers, new friendships created and stories shared. They are delighted to have created just that.

 

Last year the Weta Bush Blend won silver medal in the Flat White Category of the Huhtamaki New Zealand Coffee Awards, which has propelled this company forth, not only in One Tree Hill, but in online presence and sales New Zealand-wide. Important to the vision is to give back, and since inception, Weta Coffee has supported the giant weta breeding and release programme at Auckland Zoo with a monthly donation from every cup of coffee sold.

 

There are no plans for slowing down for Weta Coffee is already planning an exciting next move — a merging of coffee and nature… something to definitely watch out for!

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