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Alton Brown's Guide to Staying Caffeinated Like a Kiwi

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We sent food expert and TV personality Alton Brown on a ‘Spin the Globe’ adventure to New Zealand, and he came back buzzing about the country’s coffee scene. “In Auckland, you can take eight steps in any direction and hit an espresso machine,” Brown says. And, he adds, Kiwis don’t mess around when it comes to getting caffeinated. These were Alton Brown’s top spots to grab a cup of coffee in Auckland, New Zealand.
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Auckland Airport International Terminal Ray Emery Dr, Auckland Airport, Auckland 2022, New Zealand
Retro Espresso, a 1950’s-inpsired Airstream trailer retrofitted as a coffee shop, has two locations at the Auckland Airport’s International Terminal. The espresso shop works closely with Allpress (a New Zealand coffee brand), serving a...
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553 Karangahape Rd, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
New Zealand’s Eighthirty Coffee Roasters is located at two sites: one smaller roasting space in Auckland’s Ponsonby Central, and a main location on the popular K' Road. The coffee roastery has many unique blends ranging from creamy...
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6/461-467 Lake Rd, Takapuna, Auckland 0622, New Zealand
Ark Coffee Company was established in 2012 by two sisters with the common belief that “great coffee comes from the heart”. The local shop—which is run by a team of dedicated, friendly baristas—serves homemade baked goods as...
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19 Falcon St, Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
The goal of Espresso Workshop, a coffee roastery based in the Auckland suburb of Parnell, is to demonstrate that “coffee is not just a product, but an experience”. Espresso Workshop’s Parnell location (which is one of its three...
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Quay St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Mojo Coffee is one of New Zealand’s most respected independent cafés and coffee roasters. Founded in 2003 by Steve and Julie Gianoutsos in Wellington, New Zealand, Mojo Coffee now operates 35 cafés between Auckland, Wellington,...