I set up Velvet coffee Roasters in 2008 in order to create a unique artisan coffee company and sell only to passionate coffee operators, who care about every part of the coffee making process and deliver a complete “Love In A Cup” coffee experience.
My back story served me well – 12 years in the wine industry and as you’ll know an exceptional palate is required to work out the “best of the best”. This is where I refined my palate. I was also lucky enough to work under a well renowned coffee connoisseur who honed in on my skills and helped me develop even more, he had an uncanny amount of knowledge and to this day it still astounds me. I continue to share this knowledge for the greater good of coffee – a gift I am very thankful for.
My palate became more refined, so I started cupping and creating coffee blends and won my first New Zealand Coffee Award in 2008, one of the most prestigious awards at the time – which I am still proud of today.
We roast in West Auckland, with a 15 kilo Petroncini (my little girl “Audrey”), sweet outer, warm inner, full bodied with a lingering finish and balanced acidity – she provides a perfectly roasted bean.
To compliment Audrey, I also have another addition who brings a delicious amount of colour to Velvet, he comes in the form of Gus. Gus, a native Brazilian brings a spectacular amount of love to Velvet & enjoys all things coffee. He’s well versed in training, machines & giving Velvet customers great education and keeps the Velvet standards high.
Not only do we care about coffee but we do our damndest to keep “Sustainability” & “Animal Welfare” at the forefront of what we do as well.
Our packaging we use is through Innocent Packaging. Cups lids, moulded carry trays, ice beverage clear cups & lids and more important that cheeky bottom paper wipe (toilet paper) – ALL MADE FROM PLANTS. As quoted by Innocent Packaging “Living in the future”. The practical use of waste products, the ability to isolate starch molecule and sustainable agriculture have transformed disposable food packaging into an industry beyond oil. Everything we make at Innocent we can unmake, everything is simply made from plants.
These are made available to Velvet client sites and each sack (gold coin each) again is contributed back to the David Sheldrick Trust.
40c per bag of coffee sold by Velvet goes directly to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (Africa).
All our courier bags are home compostable and we repurpose boxes – anything to help mother earth.
Ideal for people who want their coffee half empty of caffeine but still delivers the flavour
$14.00 – $42.00
Asprotimana Long Fermentation Process Project - Colombia Crop: 2016 Tasting Notes: Characterised by sweet and fresh acidity, with hints of tangerines and passion fruit notes. Distinguished by a soft-medium body and a scuze the pun velvety sugar cane finish. Most people are familiar with Colombian Coffee but this one is quite a bit special. Such good body for a Single Origin and really will suit any method of brewing.
$18.00 – $48.00
The silky smooth flavour of this coffee delivers every time.
$13.00 – $42.00
The blend delivers notes of hickory and flashes of dark cherry with well-balanced medium acidity.
$13.00 – $42.00
The perfect choice for decaf drinkers who want a full-bodied, flavourful cup of coffee without the caffeine.
$13.00 – $40.00
This drinking chocolate has the ultimate taste. (Dairy Free also available)
$17.95 – $49.95