Friday, December 30, 2011

2: Te Aro Roasted

2. Te Aro Roasted - Te Aro Elevens

Community Hub, Micro Roaster on site, Coffee Education, upgraded Espresso Machine, friendly staff and an amazing coffice space...

Those are just a few of the many reasons why Te Aro has been included this year.

Since opening they've really prided themselves on serving great coffee while creating one of the most welcoming environments in the city. Natural sunlight fills the shop, with ample seating, long communal high top counter and tons of patio space... what's not to like.

Serving their own espresso blend, while creating a new delicious (sweeter) blend this year, Elevens, really made the decision hard to only place these guys at #2.
If the spatial area doesn't make you smile, the design will make the smile grow.... Having that Kiwi charm has its' merits

While the coffee is spectacular, we only have the amazing roasting team to Thank: Andy, Chris and (Thiago)....
Early morning roasts instantly warm up the cafe as we head into the winter months...... roasting is tough to keep up with as they need to serve their shops (Te Aro and CRAFTED) plus the growing wholesale accounts within the city....

What's more is that they've created conversation about coffee. Created direct relationships with farms, and always upgrading their knowledge about preparing the best cup that they can....
From pushing their baristas to compete at the Regional Barista Competitions to judging a COE.... or even their weekly coffee cupping - owners Andy and Jess really have been pushing the bar higher and higher!!!
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