Meet The Barista: Khush Wander from Catroux Café

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Located in Westmere, Auckland, Catroux Café opened in 2011 and is home to a delicious heaving cabinet, nutritious bright salads, fresh juices, sweet treats and tasty sandwiches. As well as proudly serving up Allpress coffee. Everything is made onsite – honest, delicious and fresh.

Khush Wander has been with Catroux for over three years. Her journey to where she is today began when she started working part-time in a cafe while studying back in 2014. Wander soon discovered her passion for coffee and quickly moved to a barista role and has been making coffee ever since. 

"I take immense pride in producing delicious coffees six days a week," she said. "My passion is to know more about coffee and how to produce the best coffee,” Wander added that the defining features of a great coffee are a short shot and a creamy foam, all at the perfect temperature. 

"The most rewarding aspect of my job is when customers give great feedback - it really motivates me to get better and better."

Allpress has partnered with Catroux to provide its customers with their coffee fix.

Since the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, cafés have noticed a shift in customers moving towards takeaway coffee as it was the only option for a while. "Customers love to have good looking coffee, but the taste is the most important."

The rise in popularity of plant-based milk and milk alternatives has been prevalent at Catroux. With customers often requesting oat milk. Khush said that regular dairy milk has retained a steady audience.

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