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The newest Kōkako pitstops for summer adventuring

December 23, 2020

The newest Kōkako pitstops for summer adventuring

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You might call them mad, opening a new business or introducing coffee to their existing businesses in such a volatile year for the hospitality industry! But we'd call them passionate, and now we call them family. 

Scroll down to find a few new spots where you can find our beans this summer.


If you're staying in, or heading to, Auckland 

Koel — Beside the Maritime Museum 175 Quay Street, Auckland CBD
Serving our Mahana Blend

Newly opened Koel is named after the Asia-Pacific migratory group of cuckoo birds (known as Koekoeā in Māori), two of which breed in Aotearoa in summertime. These birds once guided Māori tūpuna to our islands from the northern Pacific islands where they spend the winter months. Koel has been in the pipeline for 5 years, with its opening tied to the refurbishment of the Auckland Maritime Museum. If you're cruising the viaduct over the break, lapping up all the action around the America's Cup, be sure to stop in and see Josiah (their head barista) and the rest of the team for a cup of Kōkako — and whilst you're in the area, Good Karma and Kōkako Commercial Bay aren't to be missed either!

Plant Base — Unit B6, 18 Oteha Valley Rd Extension Albany
Serving our Mahana Blend
Open Boxing Day and the 27th then back open from the 5th in 2021
Run by 3 friends (Adam, Aaron and Alex) Plant Base is plant based in all sense of the word. Tucked away off Oteha Valley Rd in Albany it's a tropical oasis with a huge range of indoor plants (and pots), plant advice (because most of us need it) and you'll only find plant based milks being steamed on their machine.

Coastal Cafe — 5 Maraetai School Road, Maraetai
Serving our Mahana Blend
Open 27th — 30 of Dec then back open from the 5th in 2021
If your travel plans take you out around East Auckland's Pohutukawa coast over the break, do pop into this little gem. Sarah will sort you out with some roadtrip-worthy fare!

New in the North

Bagel Shack — 194 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai Heads
Serving our Aotea Blend
Louisa, who already runs the incredibly delicious Cakery in Mangawhai, has just opened a second business as she was running out of room for cakes and bagels in The Cakery. Bagel Shack is now open on the main road in Mangawhai, outside No Limits Surf & Skate store.

Three surprises to be found in the Bay of Plenty

Kiwifruit Country — 316 State highway 33, Paengaroa
Serving our Aotea Blend
Run by kiwifruit farmers Amanda and Gavin and their daughters, Kiwifruit Country is a must stop on any real-fruit-icecream lovers tour in the BOP— especially as they're now serving Kōkako coffee along with it! Jump aboard the kiwifruit train while you're there and do the tour — in summer the tour covers growth, summer pruning, thinning, girdling but most importantly 'taste management'.

The Good Tonic — 36 Boon Street, Whakatāne
Serving Kōkako Filter and Nitro Cold Brew
Colin and Donna joined forces only a few short weeks ago to open The Good Tonic, a sustainably minded store and small cold press juice, coffee and bites bar in the heart of Whakatāne. You'll find our coffee brewing on their Moccamaster and our Nitro Cold Brew on tap.

Church St Dispensary—114b Church Street, Ōpōtiki
Serving our Aotea Blend

Andrea, pharmacist and owner of Church St Dispensary, has taken the challenges of 2020 in her stride and reimagined what we all usually expect to see inside a pharmacy. Stop in and have barista Liane make you a Kōkako brew — you'll also find Noble & Savage teas, Almighty juices and Karma Drinks, alongside Real Rad Raw balls and slices, and Little Bird Organics treats.

We hope you enjoy exploring some new places this summer — wherever you're heading (or staying), stay safe! 






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