With coffee prices making New Zealand’s love for the drink an expensive one, Coffix has a solution with $2.50 beverages. We talk to founder and franchise manager Natan Yehezkely about making that dream a reality, expanding it into franchises and maintaining the brand.
Coffee retailer and Auckland-based café Kokako put Design Dairy in charge of creating beautiful packaging for a limited edition coffee release, and it’s paid off with the vibrant design being selected as a finalist at The Dieline. and it’s paid off with the vibrant design being being shortlisted for the 2016 Best Design Awards and recognised at The Dieline Awards.
Auckland-based coffee retailer and café Kokako started from humble beginnings in 2001 when former owners Helen Ollivier and Christian Lamdin slung their steamy brews out of a coffee cart. Now the Kokako brand can be seen in cafes and stores all over the country, while its flagship Grey Lynn store has become a hub for customers who enjoy slick surroundings, organic food and perhaps a glass of cold brew coffee or two. Having just celebrated its 15-year anniversary, it seemed like the perfect time to chat to owner Mike Murphy about the brand and why he thinks it’s been so successful.
Internationally, McDonald’s recent financial results were well down on the same time last year, and it’s trying a range of things to counter the decline, including offering customised burgers. In New Zealand, sales figures weren’t available for this year, but the arrival of Georgie Pie helped lift performance in 2013. And it’s aiming to continue that growth by offering McCafe coffee via drive-thru.
Wine, like chocolate, is better when it comes equipped with a ridiculous summary, so add an über-descriptive, extremely specific review of the new Yellow chocolate to the comment wall below and the best entries will get to lay their tastebuds on a selection of the alkaloid of the Gods from Barista@Home. We might even send you some Yellow chocolate.