It had been but a dream until late 2016, when reality came and Empire Coffee Roasters was founded by Ethan Phillips and Michael Howes.

It was in January 2017, that the first batches of beans dropped from the roaster, was packaged, and sent forth to the fartherest corners of New Zealand.

At Empire Coffee Roasters, we pride ourselves on providing an amazingly roasted bean to coffee lovers across the country. With 20years experience behind us in the coffee industry, it is our goal to ensure that every cup of Empire Coffee is of the highest standards.

But for us it doesn’t just stop with the cup of coffee, nor the roasted bean.¬†We have a prominent focus on the envionmental impact that coffee has, and how we can reduce the effects our products have, while working towards a more environmentally sustainable coffee.