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…and other stories. You may have seen a number of media pieces in the first half of 2014 reporting on an epidemic of roya, a coffee plant disease commonly known as leaf rust, which is currently afflicting large parts of Central America. (Central America is a key producing region for specialty coffee and an area […]

02.07.14A Supreme Day Out

There are, in the pine forests of Victoria, hidden beneath fallen leaves and dirt, delicious mushrooms to be found for those with a keen eye and the right knowledge. It was chilly and wet on our way to Creswick to meet up with Rohan Anderson, better known as the writer/blogger/cook/photographer behind Whole Larder Love, but […]

09.06.14Producer Profile: FINCA HARTMANN

Hartmann Geisha from Panama is available for a very limited time from June 18th, 2014. Pre orders open from June 10th: Australia New Zealand (and Rest Of World) Words and Photos By Justin McArthur – Roasting, New Zealand. Finca Hartmann sits in the picturesque region of Santa Clara, about halfway between the town of Volcan and […]

07.06.14Coffee Supreme’s ‘Limited’ Selection Coffee

A few years ago we launched the first premium category in our retail menu – Rare & Interesting. The name was stolen by one of our roasters from a bin of obscure vinyl in his favourite local record store. Rare & Interesting was our designation for the very best coffees that came across our path. As […]

01.04.14Coffee Supreme Diner Mugs Return

With a satisfying presence and robust design, our diner mugs exude a simple confidence and semper fi solidity that never fails. First introduced around WWII, the mugs low centre of gravity and tank-like build quality was well suited to the needs of mobile military forces at the time leading the US Army and Navy services to […]

19.03.14Ethiopia buying trip.

Ethiopia is a country of contrasts, vast and varied, and is certainly one of the friendliest places I visit on my sourcing trips for Coffee Supreme. During the harvest season, swarms of coffee personalities from all over the world gather and tour the country, hunting out quality coffee and great people to work with, and […]

12.03.1421 Years of Supreme History – Instagram Competition

2014 marks 21 years since we first began spilling fresh roasts of Coffee Supreme at 7 Woodward St, Wellington. We’ve achieved a lot over the past two decades – getting ourselves a bigger pad and bigger roasting toys, a second roastery in Melbourne, opening offices in Auckland and Christchurch, launching Good One, Customs, Supreme Seafarers, […]

03.03.1421 years of ruling Supreme.

2014 marks twenty-one years since Coffee Supreme first opened its doors and like most young adults marking a certain milestone, we’re having a 21st. We took our first steps in 1993 as the Wellington coffee scene was just in its infancy. As those steps become more assured, and New Zealand’s insatiable demand for fresh roasted […]

27.02.14Coffee Soda Syrup.

It’s with great excitement we announce the release of a special collaboration with our friends Six Barrel Soda Co. With a good number of warm weeks still left in our summer, we bring to you a limited edition coffee soda syrup. In 2012  Mike and Joe (Six Barrel Soda Co.) took their love for classic […]