Wanting to bring a new concept for specialty coffee to Auckland’s CBD, local coffee roasters Kōkako are opening Kōkako Commercial Bay.

Taking cues from various components of international coffee shops visited by the team at Kōkako over the last few years, Kōkako Commercial Bay will bring together the latest innovations in coffee equipment with a sustainable and modern New Zealand design aesthetic.

Kōkako has collaborated with some great minds and creatives to bring Kōkako Commercial Bay to life. The 40 square metre coffee bar was designed by Auckland based Interior Architects CTRL Space and features a natural timber wall alongside a variety of innovative sustainable materials.

The espresso bar features the latest espresso machine technology from Italian manufacturer La Marzocco.

Various methods for brewing filter coffees are on offer including multiple daily batch brews. The brew counter also houses four dedicated taps with a nitrogenated cold brew, Cascara Kombucha and a rotating selection of coffee-related beverages developed in-house.

Being located within Commercial Bay will allow Kōkako to continue what it started many years ago in Parnell, then in Grey Lynn, which is to connect the coffee producer with the coffee drinker and to make specialty coffee accessible and easy to understand.

The new space will be open in late March. For updates, event notifications and brewing workshops visit https://www.kokako.co.nz/