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SHIPPING AND DELIVERY


NEW ZEALAND.

C4 Coffee use Courier Post to deliver our orders within New Zealand. They deliver to residential and commercial addresses, as well as most rural addresses.

All of our parcels are trackable and you should receive (check your spam box) an automated email with a tracking number once the package is ready for distribution from our warehouse.

Please note packages with a value greater then $50 (excluding shipping), will require a signature. We suggest you get your order delivered to a business address where you are confident someone will be able to sign for it.

We ship daily, Monday through Friday and most orders are shipped the same day if we receive your order by 12pm. If your order is placed on a Friday, all going well it will turn up on the next business day, being Monday, however this does depend on your location.

Please note we have a 20kg (Coffee) maximum for online orders.


INTERNATIONAL.

Currently we send to Australia, USA, Canada and the UK via NZ Post. We have chosen two scales of service, economy which is expected to take - 3 - 10 working days and courier, 2 - 6 working days. The courier service is trackable and a signature is required, so do your best with getting it sent to somewhere where you will be, most likely work!

We ship daily, Monday through Friday and most orders are shipped the same day if we receive your order by 12pm NZST.


Please note we have a 5kg (Coffee) maximum for online orders.

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C4 COFFEE CO.

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C4 Coffee HQ

Welcome to the C4 Coffee website. We supply the best blends and single origins to inspire people to join us in the quest for espresso perfection. C4 is a specialist local coffee roasting company. Our focus is on the supply of quality coffee, roasted daily, backed up with awesome service, training and the best equipment. We select, source and serve the highest grade green beans. No compromises. Great care is taken to roast each origin to its optimum to get the best out of each single origin batch or blend. We are happy to show you the roasting process, talk coffee and demonstrate the equipment we sell. We have an unparalleled range of accessories for both domestic and commercial use! Come check us out at 278 Tuam Street, Monday through Friday 8am-5pm & Sat 9am-3pm. Please note that the coffee machine is closed for cleaning from 4.30pm. For our wholesale customers, whether thinking of a change or setting up a new cafe, we can provide assistance. Our invaluable knowledge of the cafe industry and our passion for the very highest of standards and service will help your business life run smoothly. For our home customers we offer a nationwide mail order service by email phone, fax or via this website. If you want to share in our day to day life then follow us on Facebook, or Twitter, but best to jump on Instagram!

 

Cold brew...

January 21, 2016 3 tags (show)


If you are a regular customer at C4HQ, you may be familiar with our cold brew and cold drip options. We even got a nice wee write up in this weeks Zest. Heres the link if you didn't see it.

In the article we eluded to the fact that we have some equipment available either in store at HQ or the online store, so you can replicate the popular drink at home.

We have a couple of equipment options available which vary in price. 

The Bruer,

The Toddy Cold Brew Coffee Maker,

If coffee isn't your thing, we also have limited daily quantities of bottled cold brew tea available in store.

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Christchurch Rocket Champion 2015!

Rocket Barista Champs 


On Saturday 22nd August C4 Coffee played host to the Rocket Home Barista Championships.

Each competitor had 20 minutes at a station. 5 minutes to set up, 10 minutes performance time and 5 min to clean up.

In their performance time each competitor had to make 1 espresso, 1 flat white, poach 1 egg and make toast all the while talking about the coffee, what they were doing and possibly themselves.


Our winner on the day was Alice Guard

The Wellington champs are being held at L'affare on the 28th August, starting at 5pm.

The Auckland champs are being held at Atomic Coffee Roasters on the 5th September, starting at 12pm.

Good luck competitors, Alice will see you at the final.

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Rocket Home Barista Champs

We will once again play host for the annual Rocket Home Barista Championship. This year it be be held Saturday 22 August, so get your entries in.  The Winner from Christchurch gets a Mazzer Mini Electronic Grinder, a set of Rocket Espresso Cups, a Rocket Tshirt, Coffee subscription from C4, and get flown to Wellington to compete in the final........ 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow the link to find out more details or dive straight in and enter.

 

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Little Dispatch now open

Little Dispatch Now Open for Coffee @ Bo Concept - Cita Design Store Papanui Road

Exciting times ahead for C4 Coffee, we have a pop up shop located in the new
Citta Design and Bo Concept store located at 12 Papanui Rd in the base of Rabo Bank building.

The Citta Design Concept shop will be open 7 days a week
9am-5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday.

Little Dispatch however will have shorter hours
8.30am-2.30pm Monday to Saturday
10am-2pm Sunday 
There will be a range of retail beans and grinds available for those who can't quite make it to C4HQ during the week.
Come down and check it out!

 

 

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The C4 Guide To Aeropress

March 04, 2015 2 tags (show)

 

Aeropress is a unique but wonderful contraption. It's sort of a French Press (Plunger), but also sort of a take on an espresso machine in that you have to push the water through the coffee via a paper filter. 

They are light, durable, and make a great cup when used correctly so are very popular with coffee professionals and seasoned travellers alike. 
Team it with a Porlex mini hand grinder (which conveniently fits inside the Aeropress) and you'll have fresh coffee wherever you go.
Here's a simple breakdown of how to use one to extract a commendable cup with this captivating creation! We recommend the inverted method and explain this approach below, but your instructions will refer to a traditional method - experiment away of course.
OUR RECIPE
16 grams of medium grind coffee (between plunger and espresso)
200ml of water boiled but then left to cool slightly (technically approx. 97 degrees)
THE STEPS
1. Place Aeropress paper filter into the basket and flush with water to rinse the paper so it does not taint the flavour of your brew.
2. Attach the plunger/ piston into the brewer and stretch to full length. Invert the Aeropress and ideally place on scales.
3. Add 16 grams of ground coffee to Aeropress.
4. Pour approximately 80ml of water on coffee. Ensure you saturate all the grinds and stir three times.
5. Allow to sit for 30 seconds before adding the rest of the water. This lets the coffee "bloom".
6. Once all water is added carefully attach the filter basket. Let the coffee steep for another 60 seconds (1:30 so far).
7. Turn Aeropress right side up over a cup or server.
8. Slowly push plunger down, pushing the water through the filter. We recommend you leave some liquid in the Aeropress which results in a cleaner flavour. This should take approximately 30 seconds 
Total brew time: 2:00
Serves 1. 
Enjoy!

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    The Single Origin and Soft Brew

    Single Origin Specialty Coffee C4 ChristchurchYou may have noticed that we are talking a lot about single origins - well, more than we have in years and even then we were pretty passionate about them! 

    But it seems like people are ready and willing to go beyond espresso - and don't get us wrong we love a long black or flat white - to explore the great stories that coffee has to tell.

    Which is why Guy and Paula are in Ethiopia tasting and shaking hands with the hands that tend the plants that deliver us our precious beans.

     

    We have always loved origins - Krank, our flagship espresso - is a blend of six of them! But what about just tasting a singular variety in the same way we talk about "terroir" in wine or hops in craft beer? 

    The ability to source and procure small lots of specialty single origins has never been better (or more competitive). People are looking to experience the huge range of flavour that coffee is able to produce depending on origin, climate, altitude, varietal and the like, not to mention seasonal variations.

    That's just before the fruit is picked, processed, packed, shipped, received and stored. Then we still have to roast it!

    Of course you can't just take an origin and jam it in an espresso machine and hope for the best. Coffee is dynamic and always exciting - so we take these origins and roast them to a different profile.

    Specialty Local Roaster C4 Coffee Christchurch

     Lighter to allow the characteristics of the bean to shine. Then we make the coffee differently too - which is where "soft brew" comes in. For some context there's always Wikipedia!

    Whilst a bit of a buzz word, just think about coffee extracted using a variety of methods that do not rely on mechanical pressure. Plunger is famailiar to most. Pour overs and Chemex are expected at specialty cafes; Swiss Gold, V60, Syphon are all becoming the norm in the lexicon of popular coffee.

    Guy and Paula packed an AeroPress on their trip to Kenya and Ethiopia. Yesterday I talked to a wonderful couple from Single Origin Roasters in Sydney (Candice and Tim) who also packed an Aeropress for their tour of our South Island. We've covered Plunger methods in a previous blog post so I'll share our AeroPress method on Monday - stay tuned!

    But for today a note on single origins.

    We are rotating through some special seasonal offerings that are extremely limited. Three to four of these will be available in the cafe for soft brew, with the option to buy beans where possible. These sit on the counter, and feel free to talk to the staff about them.

    These are sourced from a range of places and as I write we have Panama Finca Lerida, Brazil Sittio Canaa and Ethiopian Wote in the jars.

    In addition to these limited releases we constantly stock a wide range of origins that whilst consistent from region, can vary from lot to lot. We include tasting notes on the website for each offering, and in house at C4 on Tuam Street. These notes will generally include a preferred method(s) of preparation.

    We are happy to discuss the origins or show you the range of equipment we have in our showroom to share our passion for these amazing Single Origin Coffee Stories.

    See you soon at the house that coffee built!

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    #c4coffeestories - Follow our journey to Ethiopia

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    It's already Tuesday, which means I must need another coffee... As usual,  we're here, roasting, and ready to serve you some fantastic coffees, including a couple of single origin treats. The highlight? Panama Finca Lerida, a truly special and limited single origin that defies easy explanation -  tasting is believing!


    So why the photo? No doubt you know that Ethiopia produces some amazing coffees from the Yirgacheffe, Sidamo and Harar regions. But the bags the coffee comes in are pretty boring to be honest and do you know why? 

    It's because the coffee is Government controlled by the "Coffee and Tea Authority", and is heavily regulated - even down to the fact that "they" would like you to have green text on your coffee bag.

    And the context? Well, On Wednesday our fearless leaders Paula and Guy depart on their latest coffee journey. With the support of Trade Aid, they are off to Nairobi for the AFCA African Fine Coffee Conference and Expo, and then Ethiopia to spend time with some of the amazing coffee co-ops that we source and serve right here at C4 Coffee.

    We're really excited to get up and close with the people that produce the beans we love. Guy and Paula will be sharing their journey as much as possible, so make sure you follow us on Instagram @c4coffee for all the updates - we'll be using the hashtag #c4coffeestories.

    On their return we are also looking to showcase and sample some of these fantastic origins and share the highlights of the trip so keep watch for updates...

    Onwards and upwards, see you soon at the house that coffee built (or if you are unlucky enough to live outside Christchurch online here). xT

     

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    C4 Brewing Tips for Plungers.

    C4 is passionate about coffee, and we understand that there is more than one way to roast it - and make it! We encourage the responsible use of a plunger and suggest perhaps something like our beautiful Stout blend or one of the many single origins that we offer. 

    To make a superlative cup you will require:

     

    Plunger/French press.

    Coarse ground coffee, ie, Stout.

    Boiled water (but not too hot!).

     

     

    1: Preheat your Plunger with hot water then empty.

    2: Place fresh ground coffee into the empty plunger. We suggest a coarse grind. Add approximately 1 Tbsp per cup of water.

    3: Boil water and allow to stand for a minute or two to cool slightly. Never pour boiling water over fresh coffee as it can destroy the delicate flavours.

    4: Gently pour some water onto the ground coffee. Try to wet all the grinds if you can. Allow this to sit for 30 sec to allow the coffee to bloom.

    5: Add the remaining water and stir 3 times.

    6: Let stand for 2-3 minutes, and then gently plunge.

    7: Do not allow to sit and stew. Empty the contents into cups... and of course, enjoy!

     

    C4 Coffee offers a wide range of coffee making equipment, coffee accessories and of course our famous coffee blends. We are also happy to present a variety of carefully selected single origins - perfect for plungers and pour overs - batch roasted to perfection, for your enjoyment.

     

    Any questions? Next time you visit just ask!

     

     

     

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    C4HQ Holiday Hours

    December 05, 2014 1 tags (show)



    It is that time of year again and its time to let everyone our holiday hours so no one misses out on some much needed coffee for the silly season. Also our busy shop elves have been putting together some gift ideas if you need some inspiration or something to satisfy your coffee addiction whilst on the move.

    Open 

    Monday 22nd December 8.30am - 5pm

    Tuesday 23rd December 8.30am - 5pm

    Wednesday 24th December 8.30am - 5pm

    Closed

    Thursday 25th December 

    Friday 26th December

    Saturday 27th December

    Sunday 28th December

    Open 

    Monday 29th 8.30am - 5pm

    Tuesday 30th 8.30am - 5pm

    Wednesday 31st 8.30am - 5pm

    Closed 

    Thursday 1st January

    Friday 2nd January 

    Saturday 3rd January

    Sunday 4th January

    Back to normal Monday 5th January

     

     


     

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    C4 and RDU go to Cholmondeley.

    November 17, 2014 1 tags (show)

     

     

     


    A month or so back, C4 in collaboration with RDU and their faithful RDUsers raised some money during our 'Month of Glad' for the much deserved Cholmondeley Childrens Centre in Governor's Bay. Together we raised $700, so a big thanks to all the RDU app users who came in, scanned, and gave a little. Mike from 'Morning Glory' and Guy went to Cholmondeley last Friday to see how their rebuild was going as you can see from the photos it is well underway.

    They are still actively raising more funds to help finish off this mammoth project and to get all the home comforts for the kid's.

    Thanks to Shane and Sarah from Cholmondeley for showing us around the building site.

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