Monthly Archives: May 2010

It was October 2008 - Andy and I were on an East End coffee crawl when we spotted this massive "For Lease" sign. Without looking at another property, we signed the lease. We knew this was the perfect spot for Te Aro.

It’s been an incredibly exciting and memorable year, taking the plunge into the world of Specialty Coffee.  Thank you to our amazing customers, to our team of dedicated baristas (who make us smile every day!), and to our family and friends.

You are all invited to come celebrate with us on Saturday May 8th….live music, $2.50 flat whites, birthday cake…..

It took almost 6 months to transform the garage into the Roastery.

Our roaster was delivered from the States and was dropped off in front of Te Aro in massive crates. It took a very late night (and the help of a very good friend) to assemble the roaster. Instructions? No. But we did have a photo to work off of.

Lots of help from friends and family - painting the walls, spray painting the chairs, and cleaning....

Te Aro's first roast....

So, what’s next??

Here’s a sneak peak….Andy will be heading to Guatemala to participate on the jury in the Cup of Excellence at the end of the month, more travel (to origin and to coffee-centric cities) with the aim of learning even more about coffee so that we can further improve what we are doing at Te Aro and further educate our customers and continuing to apply leading edge techniques/science/equipment and passion to hand craft the best coffee for our customers.

We can’t wait…..