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.


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.




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!

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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!

Tim Sugden February 26, 2015 4 tags (show)