A Tribute to Wellington Coffee

23 Jan 2011

It’s a lazy, grey Sunday in London and I’m feeling slightly ropey from a party last night.  Coffee is a big theme for today so what could be a better time to look back at the lovely coffee I drank in New Zealand than now?

I like coffee.  I can distinguish good coffee from bad coffee.  But when it comes to describing all the nuances of various coffee fragrances I must admit I don’t possess a cultured enough palate.

However in London there are 2 particular flavours which are seem to be most prevalent to me when it comes to coffee… burnt or watery.  Sorry London, I love you but your coffee is terrible!  How so many Londoners are happy to drink such bad coffee I shall never understand! *cough* Any large coffee chain in London *cough*

Of course there are also many amazing independent cafes in London that do make excellent coffee, but you really have to know where they are – I have maps to these fine establishments burned into my mind.

I’ve been particularly spoilt, being raised amongst the famous cafe culture of New Zealand’s capital city.  It’s generally pretty difficult to find a bad coffee there.  I certainly made the most of our wonderful cafes during my holiday and it really is too good to pass by without a mention, so here is my little tribute to all the coffee I enjoyed at various locations around Wellington.

Maranui Cafe

Maranui - Flat White

Flat White

Coffee Shake

Coffee Shake - soooooooo good, but so very filling!

Maranui Cafe
7 Lyall Parade
Lyall Bay 6022
Wellington

Mojo

Mojo (Old Bank Arcade Branch) - Flat White

Flat White from the Old Bank Arcade branch

Mojo
Old Bank Arcade
Cnr Lambton Quay & Willis Street
Wellington
(Mojo can also be found in various locations around New Zealand)

Fuel Espresso

Fuel - Mocha

Mocha - one of my favourite beverages from my University years

Fuel Espresso
56 Willis Street
Wellington
(Fuel Espresso can also be found in various locations around Wellington and Hong Kong)

Caffe L’affare

Caffe L’affare - Latte

Latte

Cafe L’affare
27 College St
Wellington

Parade Cafe

Parade Cafe - Flat White

Flat White

Parade Cafe - Latte

Latte

Parade Cafe at The Tugboat
Freyberg Lagoon
Oriental Parade
Oriental Bay 6011
Wellington

Floriditas

Floriditas - Flat White

Flat White

Floriditas - Latte

Latte

Floriditas
161 Cuba Street
Wellington

Deluxe Cafe

Deluxe - Flat White

Flat White

Deluxe Cafe
10 Kent Terrace
Wellington 6011

Olive Cafe

Olive Cafe - Flat White

Flat White

Olive Cafe
170 Cuba Street
Wellington

Ernesto

Ernesto - Flat White

Flat White

Ernesto Cafe
132 Cuba Street
Wellington

Coffee Baristas of Wellington, I salute you!

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One Response to “A Tribute to Wellington Coffee”

  1. Rhoda 30 Aug 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    I hear ya on the coffee front. if you think London is bad you should try Scotland, altho its waaaay better than when I got back from NZ in 2001. Sigh, all those coffees look amazing and having only been to wellington once back in Jan I recognise most of the names. Maranui being one of my all time faves. Here’s to New Zealand and its great coffee.