Wellington is known for great coffee. A few minutes inside the Mojo coffee roasting facility and I knew why. Delicious coffee is found at Wellington restaurants everywhere.
We knew we were near a coffee roasting facility when the earthy, nutty aroma reached us. Reminding me of a mix of two of my favourites: coffee and chocolate, the aroma is distinctive.
Hubby is really into coffee roasting. So much so that he roasts his own beans and took coffee training last year. When we walked by Mojo’s huge coffee roasting facility in historic Shed 13 on Wellington’s waterfront, hubby had to see how the big boys do it. We wandered in:
Mojo has six significant origins of its beans (Guatemalan, Ethiopian, Brazilian, Colombian, Papua New Guinean and Tanzanian.) plus smaller sources. They roast 500 -600 kg of beans daily at this facility in single origin batches of 5okg. This allows optimisation of flavour for each origin. The individual batches are then blended to create their signature blends. Here are a few more shots of the facility:
- Mojo does not offer public tours of this facility. We asked permission to enter and take these photos.
- Mojo coffee is a New Zealand brand, roasted in Wellington. They have 22 locations in the capital city and an additional 11 in Auckland. They are also in Japan and China and hoping to enter the US market.
- If you are in New Zealand, you can subscribe to Mojo for home delivery.
- While I am generally not a fan of chains, Mojo is one brand that I will select. It is consistently rich, smooth and exactly the way I think a latte should taste. I would rate it second best, following behind the one hubby makes for me each morning.
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