Grinding Out Waste

Excelso coffee have long been on a path of reducing their waste, be it sewing the sacks the coffee beans come in into cool reusable bags and aprons or encouraging their clients to ditch the single use coffee cups, they are always looking for new ways to lessen their environmental impact. But what about the […]

Coffee Conversation

If, as café customers, we’ve learnt one thing post Covid, it’s patience. The hospitality industry has been hit hard by a pandemic of staff shortages. Most have signs on their doors advertising for baristas, chefs or wait persons. The government-imposed hoops to jump made acquiring permanent staff from overseas arduous and time consuming. Many of […]

 Raising the Cup

Words Vicki Ravlich Horan Only a year ago it was suggested that $7 flat whites were in our not-too-distant future, and while people appeared to be in disbelief, it does seem to be happening sooner than we all expected. So what does the ever-rising cost in the cup mean for coffee lovers? I caught up with […]

Coffee Chia Pudding with Coconut Whip and Coffee Crumbs

Recipe Carrie Evans, Images Brydie Thompson We’ve jazzed up the chia pudding, making it an impressive vegan dessert. Although, if you omit the coconut whip and coffee crumbs you have quite possibly the perfect breakfast – caffeine fix and all. Carrie strongly suggests using cold drip for this recipe as espresso and other brew methods […]

Sticky Date Coffee Pudding

Recipes Carrie Evans, Images Brydie Thompson There is a saying, ‘coffee is always a good idea’. So, with the help of Carrie and the Excelso team, we thought we’d take that message beyond your morning cup and serve it up for dessert. This twist on the ever popular sticky date pudding is great, with a […]


Words VICKI RAVLICH-HORAN | Images BRYDIE THOMPSON If great coffee wherever you go is a priority this summer, Josie Evans from Excelso Coffee says the AeroPress is the way to go. This nifty little bit of kit is perfect for the bach, motorhome, camping … In fact, you might just like it so much that […]

Cupping – with Excelso Coffee

Words: Vicki Ravlich-Horan | Images: Sheryl Nicholson Cupping—a painful form of Chinese medicine which leaves you covered in dark rings, or the process coffee connoisseurs use to evaluate different coffee beans. I’m off to a cupping at Excelso now and hope the only dark rings will be those I leave on my tasting notes! Excelso […]

Health Quarters Café – transforming your caffeine fix

Could this be the answer I’ve been looking for? It’s called the Maca Mocha and they’re flying out the door (or should I say window) at Health Quarters Cafe on Willow Street. A shot of organic Excelso coffee is mixed with organic raw cacao—coffee and chocolate, a classic combo! Add to these maca powder. Maca […]