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Bean to cup award winning coffee


Bean to cup award winning coffee

The best coffee beans from seed to cup
AKA the amazing journey of an Altura green coffee bean…

Altura selects only the best Arabica green coffee beans from some of world’s finest coffee growing areas, usually found in the coffee belt (across Latin America, Africa and the Asia Pacific) around 1,300 to 1,500 m above sea level.  It’s this altitude that gives Altura Coffee its name - Altura is the Spanish word for both ‘altitude’ and ‘lofty’ reflecting both the growing conditions and Altura’s ambition to create award-winning coffee.  

Once the bright red coffee cherry is picked, it needs to be processed to remove the fruit and skin. Hulling the coffee gives us the seed (coffee bean). The green beans are then graded according to size, shape and conformity before shipping.  

Coffee is categorised by its source - it can come from individual farms (single estate) or a region (single origin) or from lots of farms across a wide area (Co-op). Altura mainly deals with single estate and single origin beans.
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Back in New Zealand…

Sample batches of the best green coffee beans are then sent back to Altura in New Zealand, where Chris White - our master coffee roaster - roasts and cups small quantities to decide on the perfect roasting profile for each batch before ordering direct from the farm. When exceptionally good beans are available, Chris will roast them in small batches as premium single origin coffees - creating some of the best coffee available in New Zealand. 

Every batch of Altura green beans can be traced back to single farms in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mexico and Papua New Guinea. The long-term relationships we have with our coffee farmers through our specialty coffee trading arm, Mountain Top Coffee (MTC NZ), ensure on-going support for their communities. These relationships also provide a consistent supply of the best green coffee beans at fair prices for both farmers and customers.

Altura Coffee - hand-roasting award winning coffee for over 25 years.



MON - FRI 7:00am - 4:30pm
SAT - SUN 8:00am - 4:00pm
23 Douglas Alexander Parade
North Shore

If you’re a fan of seeing and smelling freshly roasted coffee beans, just take a drive to our café in Albany.

Purchase it at its prime - whole beans, fine espresso or plunger ground and bring it home or to the office with smell and taste all intact.

With a team of quality chefs and expert baristas, you’ll get only the very best in dining and of course, the freshest of Altura’s fabulous coffee.