A note from Hamish: 10 years on
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A note from Hamish: 10 years on

Ten years on, Switch's Managing Director remembers Christchurch and cafés Black Betty and Switch New Brighton in the aftermath of the earthquakes.
The Zap blend and its revolutionary origins
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The Zap blend and its revolutionary origins

Zap is one of Switch Espresso’s most popular blends. It’s a high-intensity roast that tastes good brewed as either a black or white coffee.
Black Betty is 10 years old
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Black Betty is 10 years old

Happy birthday to Black Betty Café, one of Switch Espresso’s favourite babies.
Meet the chefs (and barista) behind our cafés
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Meet the chefs (and barista) behind our cafés

You may not know about this, but as well as the Switch roastery, we run three cafés in Christchurch.
Coffee has over 110 flavours, aromas, textures
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Coffee has over 110 flavours, aromas, textures

Yep, there’s a lot more to get your head around than just ‘bitter’ and ‘sweet’. With over 110 attributes, there are billions of potential flavour, aroma and texture combinations, which is why no two coffees taste exactly the same.
Planting forests and growing coffee in Mexico
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Planting forests and growing coffee in Mexico

No prizes for guessing where our Mexican Chiapas coffee comes from – that’s right, it’s a state in Mexico called Chiapas, which sits on the border of Guatemala.
Hello 2021
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Hello 2021

Another year down, and it’s safe to say it was a real ride. Honestly though, we’re absolutely stoked, grateful and humbled by how 2020 went for our community. Things could have gotten real ugly, but New Zealanders and Christchurchians pulled together to fend off Covid and to support each other through the recovery.
Where to find Switch Espresso outside of Christchurch
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Where to find Switch Espresso outside of Christchurch

There's no need to go without excellent coffee while you're tripping around the country - these Switch partner cafés can all deliver on the quality brew you know and love.
How to brew great coffee on holiday
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How to brew great coffee on holiday

If you're out of reach of your favourite coffee these holidays, we've got some tips on how to get your fix wherever you are.