Wellington, New Zealand

Flight Coffee

Apr 2019


Nyabihu, Rwanda

Process: Washed
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Growing Altitude: 2000masl
Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Blackcurrant, Grapefruit

Sent to all subscribers


Caldas, Colombia

Process: Nuna Honey
Varietal: Orange Castillo
Growing Altitude: 1800-1900masl
Tasting Notes: Green Apple, Milk Chocolate, White Grape

Sent to Brewer Box and Cafe Box subscribers


Yirgacheffe, Ethiopia

Process: Pink Natural
Varietal: Heirloom
Growing Altitude: 1950-2300masl
Tasting Notes: Blueberry, Caramel, Peach

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers


Nyamasheke, Rwanda

Process: Honey
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Growing Altitude: 1600-1650masl
Tasting Notes: Caramel, Red Grape, Tamarillo

Sent only to Cafe Box subscribers

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Journal — April 2019

Flight Coffee is a family of driven people that work together to produce amazing coffee, while always aiming to have the best impact they can on the industry and the lives it connects. Their focus is on coffee appreciation, education, and development. Education is key.

Stay hungry. Stay curious. Have fun.

New Zealand is famous for its wild landscapes and its breathtaking views, but ask a Kiwi what defines their culture, and coffee will definitely come up in the conversation. For such a small country, New Zealanders have a storied coffee history, a rich cafe culture, and a deep appreciation for quality coffee. Home of the flat white (don't @ me Australia), New Zealand's relationship with coffee is different than any of the countries we have featured thus far on Yonder. While Japan and Scandinavia usually drink tea-like filter coffee, and France and Turkey traditionally drink dark roasted sludge, down south in New Zealand, milk isn't an afterthought or an additive. New Zealand milk is famously good and it is the star of the show.

Flight started when a couple of friends, all in their early 20s, wanted to do something different. They started their first coffee bar and within a few months were named Wellington's best cafe. They continue to lead the way for third wave (or whatever wave we're on now), and are working in some pretty cool ways toward the future of coffee and sustainability around the world. We're stoked to work with them and can't wait to see what you think.