For most of us, a steaming cup of joe is the only way to start a busy day.
Over the past decade, coffee culture in New Zealand has grown into a verified religion, with the Auckland Coffee Festival further testament to the quality and calibre of local roasters throughout the country.
Whether you have a penchant for the classic Kiwi flat white or prefer your coffee black, the Auckland Coffee Festival celebrates and recognises that java is an acquired and personal taste.
This year, over 9000 patrons and coffee-lovers are expected to descend on Auckland's waterfront to sample and experience our finest local brews. Boasting a number of delicious food trucks, bespoke coffee producers and first-hand tutorials from some of the city's most celebrated baristas, this is an event not to be missed.
In keeping with the festival's debut run, leading boutique coffee vendors will return to Auckland's Shed 10 on Saturday, March 4, to set up shop and showcase their finest beans and artisanal brews. As Auckland continues to evolve into a thriving culinary city that's right up there with the best of them, our coffee culture just keeps on getting better.