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Award-Winning Weta Coffee Opens In Fiji

“We’re proud to provide the finest, award-winning coffee from New Zea­land to our valued customers in Fiji,” said Weta Coffee co-founder, Miles Mas­ters, when in Suva recently with co-founder, Sandra Allan.
18 Mar 2019 02:20
Award-Winning Weta Coffee Opens In Fiji
Weta Coffee team, left to right (back) Darran Bentley Fisher, Mue Bentley Fisher, Cherie Chute, Loata Serevi, Piniana Taubale, front, Miles Masters and Sandra Allan. Photo: Weta Coffee

Weta Coffee, an award-winning coffee roasters and espresso bar from Auckland, New Zea­land, has opened a café at the heart of Suva.

Weta Coffee is now open inside Mobil On The Go on Victoria Parade, opposite Kadavu House.

“We’re proud to provide the finest, award-winning coffee from New Zea­land to our valued customers in Fiji,” said Weta Coffee co-founder, Miles Mas­ters, when in Suva recently with co-founder, Sandra Allan.

“Fiji and New Zealand have histori­cally maintained close ties, whether in trade or through friends and family, and what better way to bring us closer to­gether than through delicious coffee?”

Mr Masters and Ms Allan were in Suva to carry out barista and staff training.

Weta Coffee (Fiji) is owned and oper­ated by locals Darran and Mue Bentley Fisher through their company Thirty Three Pte Ltd, also the exclusive distrib­utor of Weta Coffee in Fiji.

“We’re thrilled about introducing Weta Coffee to Fiji,” said Ms Bentley Fisher.

“Miles and Sandra have created an exceptional product in their award-win­ning coffee. We’re also delighted to offer the award-winning Weta Hot Chocolate too!”

Weta Coffee is the winner of the New Zealand Coffee Awards Silver Medal 2015 – Flat White category and Urban List Readers’ Choice Best Coffee in Auckland Award – 2016.

Weta Hot Chocolate is the silver-medal winner of the NZ Chocolate Awards 2017 and 2018.

Bentley Fisher added that the café will maintain strict eco-friendly practices.

“At Weta Cofee, being a grab-and-go outlet, we only use plant-based biode­gradable and compostable takeaway packaging,” Bentley Fisher said. “Our packaging is made from abundant, rap­idly renewable resources such as corn and bamboo.”

Weta Coffee was born in One Tree Hill, Auckland in 2014.

Weta Coffee sources 100 per cent premi­um Arabica beans from sustainable and ethical plantations around the world where the farmers take a real pride in producing an exceptional crop.

Mr Masters and Ms Allan roast manu­ally (i.e. no computer programme) in true artisan fashion and make adjust­ments during each roast according to smell, sound and visual to create Weta Coffee.

“Our tasting notes for the house blend are ‘Medium to high acidity with fruity citrus notes and a full rounded choco­latey caramel finish’,” said Mr Masters.

Source: Weta Coffee

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj



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