Why it’s cool to support ‘local’ for your caffeine fix
The coffee industry is very competitive and so too is the hospitality sector.
At present we are reading on a regular basis that many local hospitality businesses are closing their doors due to increasing costs and a saturated market.
Several Christchurch based roasteries have already sold out to large national and multinational businesses, resulting in the profits being re-directed from Christchurch to larger cities in the North Island, or even overseas.
If you are setting up a hospitality business or are thinking of moving coffee suppliers, it is smart business and also community-minded to research your local roasteries first, before looking at brands from other centres.
Deb and Ian Riach of Coffee Worx have been supplying the local market for the past 11 years and have been in the hospitality scene in Canterbury for the past 25 years, so they have loads of industry experience and a great understanding of the pressures associated with running a hospitality business.
Coffee Worx has won several coffee awards and have maintained excellent relationships with its customers over the years.
The company would love the opportunity to partner with you in helping grow your coffee offering.
Do you enjoy really good coffee and the great outdoors? Coffee Worx, a Christchurch coffee roastery, has found there are many passionate coffee drinkers, who – just like you – enjoy the invigorating hit of sitting in their favourite outdoor spot sipping their favourite coffee.
That’s why Coffee Worx developed its Heartland Brew blends, to reflect the New Zealand palate and coffee drinking style. With Heartland Brew, people can soak up the best of both worlds – and this homegrown brand has struck a chord with many outdoor enthusiasts around the country.
Whether you’re camping, tramping, fishing, biking, hunting or holidaying, there’s a Heartland Brew blend to suit every preferred brewing method and coffee drinking style. These premium coffee blends are ideal for espresso, plunger, filter, stovetop, Jetboil, Aeropress, pour over – or even the pod machine at your holiday home! The packaging is resealable with an air valve and special lining, so that while you are away (or at home) your coffee will remain fresh and easily transported.
If you want a coffee that suits your surroundings while enjoying the best New Zealand has to offer, look out for Heartland Brew in your local New World, Fresh Choice or Pak n Save; or contact Coffee Worx direct if you want your coffee in smaller quantities or ground to your preference.
Check out the website gallery at www.heartlandbrew.co.nz, showcasing the photos of Kiwis like you who are making coffee their way, in their favourite locations around our great Kiwi landscape.
Coffee Worx recently won the North Canterbury Business Excellence Award for Hospitality and Tourism. Owners Deb and Ian Riach were thrilled to have their hard work, and that of their team, recognised with the judges describing their “good food, good coffee and a great business strategy” as impressive.
The Canterbury-based coffee roastery produces premium blends, which have also won several coffee awards, for distribution and supply around the South Island. It partners with many businesses to help them make their coffee stand out from the crowd in the competitive hospitality industry. Deb and Ian are veterans in the dynamic coffee industry, and pride themselves on their long-term commitment to the Canterbury hospitality scene over the past 22 years.
Their funky, retro industrial Coffee Worx Roastery Café in Rangiora is a very popular destination, and their stylish industrial espresso bar in Hayton Road serves top notch espresso and cabinet food weekdays. Deb and Ian have made it their mission to offer freshly roasted premium coffee and high quality made-on-site food, including their exclusive freshly baked, authentic bagels.
They also sell their award-winning coffee in retail bags at both of their cafés, with the ability to fill your own containers and have coffee freshly ground to order, and will be adding coffee pods to their range by Christmas.
If you have a coffee lover on your Christmas present list, then check them out, as they also have a range of coffee equipment for home use and gift vouchers.
Coffee Worx Espresso Bar is situated at 60 Hayton Road in the heart of Wigram’s busy industrial area.
This funky little industrial espresso stop is the perfect filling station for the discerning coffee lover; either to get a takeaway coffee, delicious freshly made cabinet food including the famous bagels, or to buy freshly roasted coffee for home use.
Coffee Worx has had a long history of roasting and serving premium quality coffee blends for the Christchurch market and has now created the perfect marriage, combining its coffee distribution centre and a fast service coffee bar.
The company has been distributing coffee to its many customers around the South Island from Wigram for the past 10 years, but until recently was housed in a cul-de-sac without a street frontage.
However, many people would call into its industrial building asking if they could get coffee to go, which wasn’t possible in that situation. So, when the owners Deb and Ian Riach saw a building come available on Hayton Road, they jumped at the opportunity to open a small café at the front, making it possible to make their sought-after coffee available to the public.
This has worked very well and they now have a regular and growing market of coffee connoisseurs getting their daily coffee fix and fresh roasted, award winning coffee beans from Wigram. They have several blends available in 1kg and 200gm bags, but they are happy to grind and pack to order.
If you have ever tried an authentic New York style bagel, you will know the difference between a real bagel and round bread with a hole in it.
Coffee Worx has been serving a great range of authentic bagels since it incorporated Yellow Rocket bagels into Coffee Worx after the earthquakes. If you are a fan of bagels, you will know that they are a low GI, low fat and an incredibly filling lunch or breakfast option. Coffee Worx also offers gluten free bagels, so everyone can be immersed in the definitive bagel experience.
Coffee Worx bagels are baked daily and made fresh to order into Sandwiches, Melts and Mega Bagels (with a hot meat filling), or simply split and toasted to be enjoyed with cream cheese. “We have a real fan base for our bagels,” says Deb Riach co-owner of Coffee Worx alongside her husband Ian.
“We are proud to offer such a high quality authentic product to our discerning market.”
Deb and Ian aren’t only proud of their bagels, but also all of their fresh cabinet food made daily on site at their two café locations in Rangiora and Sockburn. However, the true highlight of Coffee Worx is the freshly roasted premium coffee. Coffee Worx roasts its unique blends at Rangiora and distributes its high quality coffee to approximately 120 customers around the South Island.
For more information, visit
www.coffeeworx.co.nz or call 03-341 5040.