Allpress Espresso is built on relationships. Their success as a coffee roaster is down to the success of the people they choose to partner with – from their first café customer, to their staff around the world and even down to John, who comes in to their Dunedin Roastery Café every morning for a long black. Human connection is why they are here and it’s these important relationships they create that steer them on the right path when they veer off course. They realise that sometimes it’s as simple as connecting two people in a café over a couple of flat whites.
Michael Allpress (yes, there’s a guy) was inspired to establish Allpress Espresso after witnessing the specialty coffee revival in Seattle during the late ‘80s. Early on, their obsession with flavour saw a switch from being New Zealand’s first coffee cart, to roasting coffee in the back of a garage and supplying it to cafés around Auckland City. They’ve come a long way since 1989 and today they’re lucky enough to work with over 1000 independent cafes around the world.