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Hi All,

We are going to be focusing most our blogging back to the Merito website so please feel free to visit our posts here.

Thank you.

Coffee General

Check out Coffee General


Established in the early days of 2012, Coffee General looked to bring together some of the finest coffee New Zealand could offer. We wanted to remove some of the boundaries, bringing the coffee from across the country to one place, and open up your world to exquisite coffees.


In addition to the coffees available we also offer non-pressurised brewing equipment to allow room for the coffee to shine, highlighting some of the subtleties and complexities often masked in the espresso process.


Whether you like your coffee darker or lighter, sweeter or stronger, we hope to have something for you.


A Coffee Weekend

Auckland Museum plays host to this years coffee festival as part of the Kai to Pie exhibition. this Sunday (19th Sept). With local roasters and cafes presenting varying brewing methods and nationwide entrants into the coffee awards, this should be a great event. Rumor has it that Scottie Callaghan, Australian Barista Champion and 3rd in the World Barista championships, will be joining in on the weekend action.

Presentations will include Syphon demonstrations from Barista Empire, PourOver from Espresso Workshop and Affogatos by Kokako, among others. There will also be a mosaic of 3000 coffee’s created, screenings of coffee films and panel discussions.

Get along on Sunday from 10am – 4pm to check out the action.


Auckland Barista Champs… 39 hours 49minutes…

With now less than 2 days before the Auckland regional Barista Championship it is getting all the more exciting. The venue is due to take form tomorrow in what looks to be a promising design utilising the facilities of the Allpress Roastery.


 It has been a long journey practicing the routine, but with help from some key players I have managed to perfect my skills and gain enough understanding of the presentaion environment to calm my nerves.

Now understanding that the GB5’s to be used are 2 group machine and not 3’s I am glad i had a look around. Also I was able to take a glimpse at the Christchurch environment which helped me out, that and a sneak peak at Lui’s routine. Thanks …

With the help of some constructive criticism I have been given the opportunity to perfect my routine. I am thankful for the advice, and the chance to check where my nerves were at.  I look forward to Saturday. I will post some more after the comps but for now it’s time for more routine prep!!!.


Take it easy