Our history

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. 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.

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