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30.09.14Alexandra Lederman – Circles and Coffee Cups

Alexandra Lederman is a Melbourne based artist who draws on coffee cups, amongst other things. We found Alex after spotting one of her creations on the shelf of a cafe we work with, and knew we’d have to find a way to work together. We invited her along to Gertrude Stein’s with our friends from […]

15.09.14Federal Delicatessen Instagram competition

Coffee Supreme is now serving at Al Brown’s famous Federal Delicatessen in the heart of Auckland’s CBD. We’ve joined our good friends Havana Coffee Works to each offer a filter coffee choice. Our filter option will be a showcase of the coffee’s country of origin and will change every few months. Be sure to ask your host about what coffees […]

Going To Source03.09.14

How Supreme brings coffee to New Zealand If there’s one factor about coffee that we would describe as inescapable, it’s that the only way to consistently find quality coffee is by spending time in the countries where our coffees are grown. Every year our roasters spend hundreds of hours perched in plane seats as they travel […]

28.08.14Meet the Producer – Carolina Padilla

  Carolina Padilla is a mother and a lawyer. She runs her own nutrition skin and beauty centre, as well as being the driving force and owner behind Finca San Antonio in El Salvador. She loves coffee and the people she meets through coffee. Carolina is the latest of three generations of producers who’ve grown […]

CSL & I Love Ugly Barista apron19.08.14

It’s the age-old story of people coming together over coffee and sharing ideas that started this collaboration. The team from I Love Ugly would often stop by Good One to join the weekly coffee tasting and it was only a matter of time before the ‘we should do something together’ line came out.

Passé The Filter13.08.14

There’s a small amount of irony in the fact that in the same year Coffee Supreme turns 21, New Zealand is seeing filter coffee commanding more bench space at your local cafe than ever before. As our roastery “comes of age”, having spent its formative years espousing espresso, we’re seeing a more mature view emerge amongst coffee drinkers […]

11.08.14Why we blend

First of all, what is a blend? The basic idea of blending coffees is to create a flavour profile that is greater than the sum of its parts, so to speak. It’s a similar practice to what our counterparts do in the wine industry.


This August, Al and Heath, (New Zealand and Australia Managing Directors respectively), are roaming the highways and back streets of the US to spread a little bit of antipodean charm. Never shy of learning something new, Al and Heath have tasked themselves with searching out some of the best coffee spots and meeting some of […]


…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 […]