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ME Coffee Boutique

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Yes, ME Coffee Boutique is now open and proudly serving Merito Espresso.

ME OPEN

Located on the corner of Albert and Wyndam Streets at 2/72 Albert, Auckland Central. Serving great coffee and light snacks too. Come by and check ME out.

See you soon,

-H

Auckland Barista Champs – Run Down

 

 It has been 2 days now and I think I have had enough time to regain the energy that was lost over the weekend.

 

Firstly, what a great event. The day was run well – very well, big ups to Emma and the team. And it was a long day. Auckland having 25 positions made it fun for everyone to get their routines in within the day but it worked.

First place going to Tafa from Mojo Cafe – he had a solid routine, much to be expected from previous years. The aromas of the signature beverage as the smoke hit the ceiling were so very elegant. I would have liked to try the drink.

Myself, I was on 6th that morning – I am glad i went then as the rest of the day was enjoyable watching the other routines. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to see Ryan’s (2nd) or Gloria’s (3rd) routine which was a bit disappointing as they obviously did well.

I felt confident in my routine and upon talking with the judges afterwards I have seen where I can improve and really look forward to next year. On a more personal note – my espresso’s were a tad short but still around 23ml, however – as I hadn’t aged my coffee enough a few characteristics were lost in the cups profile. Same with my cappuccino’s… I was however happy with my signature beverage but see that more could be done from a creative point of view.

The machinery was pristine, Allpress did an amazing job with both the venue, and ensuring the performance and high standard of their equipment.

Look forward to seeing the finals, After watching Tafa and speaking to Lui, the result should be interesting.

I will post some photo’s soon, but for now I’ll leave it here.

Merito Shout Out

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Here’s a little shout out to Merito Espresso. Those who know me know that I work for this roasting company. I have been here since January 07 and loving it!

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Merito Espresso – Hand Crafted in New Zealand

  • At Merito Espresso we aim to provide coffee that makes getting up in the morning about as good as it can get.
  • Merito Espresso is a small company that prides itself on delivering the freshest coffee possible.
  • We import the finest beans from around the world, choosing only premium product grown on Coffea Arabica shrubs.
  • The beans are then hand roasted in small batches to ensure perfection and let rest for the ideal taste.
  • We love New Zealand just like it is and to be sustainable will not package in foil bags.

Visit www.meritoespresso.com to see more of us.

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