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October 11, 2018

Our 2018 Barista Championship saw Rob Cruz from Columbus Coffee Sylvia Park take out the Elite win, here we share a little behind the scenes interview with Rob as he explains his love for coffee and being part of an amazing team.

Why did you become a Barista?

Being a Barista is a heartfelt passion for me that’s why I love my job and encourage others to love what they do. Every coffee made by me is made with love and passion. I’m proud that all my

By Administration
September 25, 2018

It’s that time of year again, when our talented baristas gather from around New Zealand to compete for the title of Columbus Coffee Barista Champion. Our competitors are put through rigorous tests using international standard judging methods.

We had a record breaking 45 baristas competing this year, from as far south as Timaru and as far north as Whangarei. All met at our Albany Columbus Coffee in Mitre 10 MEGA to compete.

Laid out in front of the competitors were top of the

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December 15, 2017

We can’t quite believe Christmas is just around the corner! If you are suddenly panicking that you need a fabulous gift idea for loved ones or to impress work colleagues at the office. Why not try making your own biscuits with our easy gingerbread recipe! You can make these in Christmas shapes and package in a lovely box or tin for the perfect gift.

Best of all you can even get the kids to help and give to the grandparents, taking the pressure off last minute gift

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October 4, 2017

The 2017 Columbus Coffee Barista Champs were held at Cerebos Greggs Ltd in their competing arena in Newmarket with co-founder of Columbus Coffee and Roast Master David Burton as Master of Ceremonies. The evening saw a fantastic effort by our baristas competing for the top spots, with superb coffee, latte art and excellent customer service skills shown.

Taking out the top title for Elite grade Barista of the Year was Pavel Zhuravlyov from Columbus at Mitre MEGA Takanini

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July 12, 2017

You may recognise the new faces at Columbus Dunedin as Leo and Belen from our Gate Pa café in Tauranga and from our ads. The couple, originally from Chile, have been in hospitality all their life and part of the Columbus Coffee family for just over 3 and half years.

After owning our Gate Pa café and becoming a firm favourite in Tauranga the couple decided they wanted to