It's Just Good Coffee

Ain't that the truth

It's Just Good Coffee

Tucked right in the heart of the industrial zone of the Kapiti Coast, Dark Horse Roastery and Takeaway Coffee Bar is fast becoming an institution for those that take their coffee seriously.

It all started as
a love affair...

And lifelong quest for the perfect cup. With a taste for a bold, full-bodied brew, company founder Matthew Payne was dissatisfied with the options available and decided to take matters into his own hands. In early 2016 the roasting began, and so Dark Horse was born.

From fix to fresh

From fix to fresh

With over 20 years industry experience and a keen eye for detail, our team have developed a range of specialty blends and single origins, including seasonal fair trade organic varieties for even the fussiest origin connoisseurs. All of our premium arabica coffee beans are roasted on site in our purpose built facility, which is completely open to the public. Our expert team of baristas and roasters are always happy to walk people through the process involved with preparing the world's favourite drink, from tree to cup for a fully immersive experience.
Operating as both a roastery and takeaway espresso bar, you will find everything you need, from a quick caffeine fix to freshly roasted beans and a range of brewing gear for home.