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craiginNZ
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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2012, 3:12am
Subject: Coffee in New Zealand
 

Hopefully this isn't too much of a long shot. After several years happy roasting in the USA I've relocated to New Zealand. So far the easy part has been finding a roaster - we just bought a Behmor 1600, which is a bit different from the Freshroast we had before.

Unfortunately, it's a bit harder to find green beans. I can find a few possible sources, but don't know which places have particularly good reputations. I'd love some pointers if anyone has them!
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Posted Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:12am
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Kia Ora, mate!

I used to live in NZ and I sure do miss it.

I asked a few friends ... you can give these a try though I don't have first hand experience with either of these:

Harrisons Coffee Ltd
Office 5B Olive Road
Penrose
Auckland
Postal P.O.Box 112035
Penrose
Auckland 1642
New Zealand
Phone 09 276 1430
Fax 09 276 1435
Email sales@harrisonscoffee.co.nz

Another one:

Scoota Coffee Federation
1/70 Hogans Road
Glenfield
Auckland 0629
New Zealand

Available Monday to Sunday
Contact details are as follows:
phone: 09 443 7319 from 7am to 1pm
or 021 041 9351 anytime.
email: scootacoffee@live.com
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craiginNZ
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Posted Thu Jun 28, 2012, 12:49am
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Hi Andy - thanks very much for the tips. Those places are very close so I'll be sure to check them out!
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Posted Sat Jun 30, 2012, 2:23pm
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Now that you relocated down under, be sure to check out the Coffee Snobs web site. Lots of very helpful folks there!

 
Life is too short to drink bad wine (or bad coffee)
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Posted Sun Jul 8, 2012, 11:53pm
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Hi this is the supplier I use for green beans in NZ

John Burton Limited
Unit B Marua Business Centre, 151D Marua Road, Ellerslie, Auckland
(09) 525 1342
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Posted Fri Jul 13, 2012, 10:44pm
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I have been buying beans from John Burton for about 20 years now. The Burton Family has been a well-known name in coffee circles in NZ for probably 40 or 50 years. Well worth contacting John and having a chat.
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Posted Sat Aug 4, 2012, 11:36pm
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This is very helpful - thank you!

I haven't figured out whether the mediocrity of our coffee lately is because the beans are poor to begin with or (more likely) because I haven't got the hang of the Behmor!
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