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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 […]

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 […]