New Zealanders take their coffee very seriously. As I’ve looked for jobs in the paper and online the ads for baristas literally state that to be qualified you must have a love and passion for coffee to work at their establishment. It certainly shows in the presentation and deliciousness of their coffees.
It’s all about espresso here: lattes, cappuccinos, and long blacks (like a small Americano) to name a few. It is literally not possible to get a drip coffee, unless you want instant coffee, no thanks. My favorites have been lattes and cappuccinos and I indulge myself at least once, okay twice + a week. I have been a coffee with milk/cream drinker in the past, but I’ve discovered that a layer of lovely little raw sugar crystals on top of my milk foam is a perfect match for my renewed romance with New Zealand coffee.
|It's a fine art decorating my coffee with sugar crystals|
|View from the cafe looking out to one of Nick's surfing spots|