The Wyatt name is synonymous with coffee and tea in New Zealand, dating back to when the Wyatt family purchased WilcoCK's Tea in 1966.
We were very English back then, with everyone drinking loose leaf tea which arrived in the country in large tea chests. Coffee was a small side-business at the time, but as the years progressed it became a bigger focus.
Lance Wyatt saw a need to start a fresh roasted coffee movement here but import duties made it cost prohibitive to roast coffee in the early 80s. So Lance built his own coffee roasting machine in 1983, it wasn't pretty but it was effective. It has been estimated the ugliest roaster in the world and produced 3,000,000 kilos over that time
Aaron grew up in the industry, working for his dad during school holidays, until he joined full-time in 1999 as a coffee machine technician.
Santos Coffee was founded in 1995 by Brazilian native, Marcelo de Souza. Marcelo started the roastery in Mt. Eden, before opening the iconic Santos Café in Ponsonby, where it was part of the scenery for many years. The roastery was moved to the top of New North Road in Kingsland, until selling Santos to the Wyatts in 2012.
Santos Coffee continued to be roasted from its Kingsland location until Lance and Aaron found a more public-friendly location in Carlton Gore Road, Newmarket. This was the first time Santos had a building large enough to house the roaster, an espresso bar and café. The idea was, if you weren’t admiring the amazing view of Auckland domain whilst enjoying a great brew, you could melt into the coffee roasting process.
The doors of our new location opened to the public in April 2015. From here we continue to build on our urban, city coffee brand for coffee aficionados. You can enjoy Santos Coffee at our own and other high-quality cafes around the country.
What we offer is proven, premium and Speciality grade award winning coffees.
As artisans we know coffee inside-out, and we know what works for different requirements. We offer our cafē and corporate customers the full package: supply, service and support. This ensures you can concentrate on serving great coffee at your cafē or workplace without any of the associated headaches. We serve our customers best by having great products and equipment delivered with awesome service from well-trained people. All of our staff are trained baristas, even our receptionist and warehouse manager. That’s because we all wear multiple hats here. Our team knows every aspect of the coffee business. If someone’s unavailable, someone else has you covered. They can answer any questions you have and make you a great coffee to top it off.
Our after sales service is unbelievably good too. It’s really only when something goes wrong that you understand the value of your coffee roaster and what they offer you. Should your espresso machine break down, we react quickly to fix or replace it. It’s this kind of service from a large behind the scenes team that will make all the difference to your business. We can tailor how you deal with us, with either automatic weekly or daily deliveries, or email or phone us with your orders.
We’re confident you’ll love Santos Coffee, which is why we won't tie you down to a contract. At Santos Coffee we blend everything together to provide you the best coffee experience.
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