it's just <br>good coffee

it's just
good coffee

the focus is always

flavour & consistency

Dark Horse Coffee Co. began in 2016,

Dark Horse Coffee Co. began in 2016,

Nestled in the industrial zone of Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast.
It started as the pursuit for a rich, dark roast by bean wrangler Matthew Payne who, after 25 years in the industry decided it was time to take the reins in creating a blend of coffee that really packs a punch.
Although our tight-knit team are both artists and perfectionists at what we do, we don't take ourselves too seriously and are known for having a sense of humour and keeping the vibe fun.

In late 2019 we moved the roastery into a larger warehouse space and upgraded to a Loring hot air drum roaster, which reduces our emissions by as much as 80% compared to other roasters, whilst providing a much cleaner tasting coffee.

Moving the roasting to the Loring is a big step towards our goal of sustainability, which is an ongoing journey in our ever-changing environment.

community

Over the last few years, we have been helping to build a craft community on the Kapiti coast, our roastery is neighbouring local producers Tuatara and Duncan's Breweries, who have collaborated on a number of occasions to create some interesting coffee/beer concoctions.

The takeaway window we run next to the roastery has become a hub for local workers, with pinball, arcade games, and funky tunes always pumping.

community