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What's Brewing: Rukago CWS (Washed), Burundi

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Our current in-store single origin offering for our espresso and filter brews is from the Rukago coffee washing station (CWS), Burundi.This washed coffee, from the Rukago Coffee Washing Station (CWS), has a syrupy body with notes of sultana and baking spice.  Bordered by Rwanda, the Kayanza region is known for its production of specialty coffee in Burundi. The Rukago CWS works with local farmers and sources Red Bourbon cherries from the four surrounding hills. Volcanic soils, high rainfall and high altitudes help with the consistent quality of coffee from the Rukago CWS.  The station, managed by Sinabajije Abdoul Karim, traditionally hand sorts the cherries before fermenting for up to 24 hours and dried on raised African beds. Roasted for filter brew methods such as pour-over, Delter press or...

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Mojo Partnerships Stories: Neonatal Trust

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We love getting involved with events, projects and companies that share our values to make a real difference in the community. The Neonatal Trust hold a special place in Mojo’s heart. This small not-for-profit organisation provides support to families of premature or sick full-term babies as they make their journey through neonatal care, the transition home, and onwards. Support is given through many channels such as the provision of Care Packs on entry to a unit, morning teas to bring families and experts together, provision of equipment for family use in the units, post-discharge playgroups and coffee mornings. Every year approximately 10% of all babies are born premature (before 37 weeks gestation) in New Zealand. There are also full-term babies...

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What's Brewing: São José, Brazil

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Our current in-store single origin offering for our espresso and filter brews is from Guaxupé, Minas Gerais, Brazil. This well rounded mix of Mundo Novo and Catuai varietals, from Fazenda (farm) São José of the Barbosa family, has a creamy body with notes of hazelnut and vanilla.Fazenda (farm) São José (named after Saint Joseph) was founded back in 1958 by Orostrato Olavo Silva Barbosa and has since been passed down through the generations. It is located on the border of Brazilian states; Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais. The region is commonly known as Montanhas cafeeiras or 'coffee mountains' as the hilly landscape and semi-tropical climate make it ideal for growing coffee. This coffee is grown at an altitude of 800-900masl.Roasted...

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Mojo Supplier Stories: Shoots Microgreens

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We’re proud to work with many local suppliers across the country who share the same philosophy and sustainability values as us here at Mojo Coffee. Shoots Microgreens are one of these businesses and one of New Zealand’s first urban farms. They are passionate about sustainable farming, minimising waste and producing high quality produce. Right in the heart of Wellington City you’ll find trays of hydroponically grown, delicious microgreens. To produce, seeds are placed into biodegradable grow mats which are made from recycled wool. These mats sit in trays which are recycled and reused with each new batch. The microgreens are grown in controlled environments under energy efficient lighting, with specific temperatures and built-in watering systems. They are incredibly flavoursome and...

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New Product: Chia Sisters Hot Tonic

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Just in time for cooler weather, we are excited to share with you our new delicious Chia Sisters Hot Tonic with Mānuka Honey, ginger, turmeric & lemon. Made in our friends at Chia Sisters in their solar-powered juicery in Nelson. They like to keep things simple, so they crafted a batch of winter warming Hot Tonic with pure ginger, turmeric, Keri Keri lemon, Golden Bay Manuka Honey blend, and Hawke's Bay apples. Absolutely no refined sugar. And that's all. This Hot Tonic supports New Zealand's finest bee guardians who value and support the vital part they play in the ecosystem. Every Hot Tonic you buy in-store at Mojo Coffee or bottle you buy online, supports our South Island bees. The Biohoney...

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Mojo Supplier Stories: Chia Sisters

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We’re proud to work with many local suppliers across the country who share the same philosophy and sustainability values as us here at Mojo Coffee.Chia Sisters, New Zealand's first solar powered juicery is where sisters, Chloe and Florence craft award winning healthy juices from high-nutrition fruits and seeds. Their juice ranges are all natural, made from plants and with no added sugar.Chia Sisters care about the planet we live on. Not only is every juice bottled by solar power but they are proud to be Nelson's first Living Wage certified employers and have certified as the highest-scoring B Corp™ in New Zealand, achieving a score of 118.6, the highest ever for any juice company in the world.For more information, see...

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Mojo Supplier Stories: Otis Oat M!lk

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We’re proud to work with many local suppliers across the country who share the same philosophy and sustainability values as us here at Mojo Coffee. After looking at how they could create oat milk locally, using this delicious, sustainable superfood, the Otis Oat M!ilk team got in touch with the NZ Oat Growers Group and well, kicked things off. They have now created New Zealand's first homegrown oat milk using southern-grown oats, harvested by Kiwi farmers. Not only are oats a sustainable crop, they are rich in fibre – Otis oat milk includes the beta glucans too, which can be beneficial to improving both heart health and cholesterol levels Unfortunately, the infrastructure isn’t in NZ yet for the production of oat milk,...

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Coffee in Good Spirits Throwdown 2021

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Thursday 18th March sees the second ever NZ Coffee in Good Spirits Throwdown and we're excited that our very own Joe Wishnowsky, from Mojo Beanery in Wellington, has his shaker ready to compete! The concept is pretty simple, a fun, fast-paced, knockout style throwdown, where competitors have to produce cocktails that have a minimum of 30ml of coffee in them. Round 1 is a warm cocktail, using either espresso or filter coffee. Round 2 is a cold cocktail using again either espresso or filter coffee. The third and final round is an espresso martini. We caught up with Joe in advance of the event and asked him a few questions... Is this your first time entering this competition? Or any competition? Yes, this is my...

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2021 Meadowfresh New Zealand Barista Championship

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In March, Logan from our Wellington Beanery store will be representing Mojo in the Meadowfresh New Zealand Barista Championship (NZBC). The competition sees baristas from around New Zealand compete for a chance to take out the title, going on to represent New Zealand at the World Barista Championships (Yes, there is such a thing!) Performance time is 15 minutes and competitors have to serve their chosen coffee across 3 courses to 4 judges; an espresso, a milk beverage and a uniquely created ‘signature beverage’. This is delivered in a presentation-style performance which includes making 12 coffees in a tidy and accurate way, speaking with the judges, showcasing the coffee, explaining why it they chose it, all whilst they try to...

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The Injection Blend – Now fair trade & organic

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We are excited to announce that after some great work from the roasting team, our Injection blend is now fair trade, organic and tasting better than ever!

This coffee has a heavy velvety body with a low, delicate acidity and makes a robust black coffee and full-bodied milk drink. It has an aroma of spice and malt, flavours of dark chocolate, cloves and nutmeg and a dark cocoa finish.

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