Traceable Coffee Origins: Paying the Farmers fairly for their product.
Coffee is about more than a delicious drink or a caffeine hit, it's about creating connections. Creating connections with our suppliers and customers at every stage is what we are passionate about. From farmers who grow and pick the beans that are then dried, packaged, shipped to NZ. To our Master Roaster in Dunedin who carefully selects the green beans we buy, roasts them to perfection and carefully crafts our signature blends. Finally tp you the wonderful customer enjoying expertly made coffee by the skilled barista's at your fave cafe, or brewing up a coffee for family and friends as you connect at home.
Follow our Journey as we continue to strive to source traceable beans to roast for daily brew. Click on our products to find out more about where they come from, or pop in store to ask. We have both Fair Trade Organic as well as fully traceable blends and single origins from Coffinet and Trade Aid. It is so important that we value the producers of the coffee that we consume and through our buying power and choices as consumers help support fair pay working conditions and reward for a product that let's be honest gives so many of us so much joy when we enjoy our daily brew.
Sustainable Business practices
We are so incredibly lucky to live in such a beautiful country and we believe that it is our responsibility to not just use sustainability as a nifty marketing catch-phrase but actually integrate it into the DNA of how we operate. Some of our initiatives are
- Sending our wholesale beans out in reusable buckets; Last year we saved 26,000 bags going to landfill by transitioning our Dunedin based customers to reusable buckets.
- Encouraging reuse every time both for wholesale and retail. We offer keep cup discounts that are significantly more than what we pay for the throwaway cup
- We only use eco packaging, if you must use once, then please recycle or compost!
- Composting our coffee husks, grinds and reusing and giving away our used coffee sacks
We are not perfect and have so many more goals and plans as we continue on our sustainability journey. Watch out for our blog posts as we evolve and continue to challenge the way we do things.
A Bit About Us
Strictly Coffee was founded in Dunedin in 1997 and has been roasting, blending, and serving great tasting coffee deep in the South ever since. Dunedin is known for its strong coffee culture and we love being part of it! For many years, the serious coffee lovers amongst us could be found sipping a brew at the original café in Bath St. These days our front of house coffee bar and roasting headquarters is in Frederick St just a stone’s throw from the University and Stadium.
Over time we have evolved and grown and now feel privileged to be roasting coffee for many cafés and restaurants around Otago, Southland, West Coast and Canterbury. We love working with amazing hospitality businesses and support them to provide their customers with amazing tasting coffee.
Still a Family owned Dunedin business, Strictly Coffee has grown a lot over the years. As our journey has evolved, our passion for getting great coffee out to our customers has never waived. Coffee is more than a drink, it is a ritual, a tool to help you stop and enjoy a moment, alone or with a friend. Southerners are known for our hospitality, relaxed nature and focus on enjoying the small things and that is what our coffee is about. Let us help you step out of the chaos for a second with a great brew that you know was roasted by some good folks down the bottom of NZ.
Strictly Coffee HQ, Roastery and Cafe
As you enter our HQ in Frederick St the warmth and smell of freshly roasted coffee welcomes you in, closely followed by the smiles from our HQ team.
HQ is where all the magic happens. Our roaster is fired up every day as we expertly roast and blend beans for our Family of customers. Come on in if you would like to enjoy a great tasting coffee, grab some beans for home, or just take some time out on our comfy couch!
Our team are all passionate about what they do and the art of coffee. We love nothing more than to talk to our customers about what beans to buy or help match you up with the perfect set up so you can make the most out of your coffee at home.
Community and Sustainability
Sustainability isn’t a marketing catchphrase to us; it is how we choose to live our lives and carry out our Business. We work with our suppliers to ensure we are sourcing ethically farmed fair trade beans.
Minimising waste and packaging is very important to us and our customers so we reuse wherever we can. Coffee arrives to many of our cafes in food grade buckets, our locals pop in with their well-loved packets or from home containers for their coffee supply and we love serving takeaways in reusable cups!
Where we can’t reuse, we seek to use biodegradable and home compostable packaging and cups. Sustainable practices are forever changing and evolving. We really enjoy looking at ways to innovate our business and challenge the way we do things.
We have a worm farm at home and the worms love coffee! We love to give grounds and husks left over from the roasting process to customers as well, so just ask!