When you drink as much coffee as we do here at Hey Gents, you learn fairly quickly what you do and don’t like when it comes to your caffeine fix. It didn’t take us long to realise that Allpress Espresso creates some of our most loved blends. What started as a humble little coffee cart in New Zealand in 1986, today boasts 10 huge roasteries and cafes around the world. Not to mention over 1,000 independent cafes worldwide that use Allpress beans daily.
One of the big things that set Allpress apart from other roasters is their roasting method. They use a Hot Air Roasting method, with machines that offer a great deal of control over temperature and stability. This method brings the coffee’s natural sweetness to the fore, delivering a smooth taste that Allpress is known for.
We drink coffee for a bunch of different reasons; to wake us up, because we love the flavour etc, however it’s also a very social practice. Allpress realise this and place a lot of value on relationships and community. Visit any of their roastery cafes and you’ll see how open and welcoming the spaces are, filled with good vibes and good people, connecting over a shared love of coffee. Below we highlight just a few…
The Allpress in Christchurch is found in the inner-city suburb of Sydenham. It’s housed in a refurbished warehouse that boasts high ceilings and loads of windows that allow natural light to flood in. Though no coffee is roasted at the Allpress Christchurch location, it is shipped daily from their Dunedin roastery.
Located in the lively suburb of Dalston, the London Allpress roastery is an open and light-filled space. Glass windows allow patrons to see into the roastery, so they can witness the ins and outs of what happens to their coffee before it ends up in their mug.
Closer to home, we have the Allpress roastery in Collingwood. Also housed in a repurposed old building, the Melbourne location is home to the Allpress cafe, head offices, and cupping room for baristas. It features a beautiful outdoor space surrounded by a giant green wall.
Kiyosumi Shirakawa is the neighbourhood you go to if you want good coffee in Tokyo, so it’s no wonder that this is where you’ll find Allpress. The space here is really warm and welcoming, with a nice mix of tiles and timber in the design. Go for a coffee, and stay to check out the roastery in the back.
Allpress has more roastery cafes in different locations, including two others in Australia – Sydney and Byron Bay, along with more in New Zealand and the UK. There are also a whole heap of cafes around the world who use Allpress beans. Use their handy Cafe Finder to discover the closest one to you.