Lonely Planet names Wellington and Auckland as top coffee towns

Wellington and Auckland make Top 3 Oceania Coffee Towns in Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour

It’s official – we are REALLY good at making coffee here in New Zealand! Top travel authority Lonely Planet has done its research, and Wellington and Auckland have made the grade alongside Melbourne in their Global Coffee Tour, published this May.

Lonely Planet has worked with a worldwide network of coffee-loving travel writers (and well-travelled coffee journalists) to select the world’s best cafes, roasteries and plantations that caffeine-addicted travellers can visit in more than 30 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.

In Oceania, Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour says Wellington, Auckland and Melbourne are the region’s “Top 3 Coffee Towns”. Wellington: “Windy Welly may be a long way to go for some but the quality of the coffee here is unsurpassed. One of the disputed homes of the flat white, Wellington is rightly proud of its perfectionist baristas and quirky coffee shops found on every street corner. Clear your caffeine buzz with a stroll on the waterfront or up to Mt Victoria.” Coffee spots reviewed in the book are Customs by Coffee Supreme, Flight Coffee Hangar and Havana Coffee Works.

Auckland: “Thanks to Auckland-based roasters such as Allpress and Atomic (and their knowledge-sharing ways) it’s now hard to find a bad cup of coffee in New Zealand. Pop in for some barista training, or there are plenty of other spots to enjoy NZ roasts. When you’ve had your fill, hop on a ferry to Waiheke Island for beaches and wineries.”

Also reviewed in the book are Patea’s Devil’s Cup and C1 Espresso and Hummingbird Coffee in

To celebrate the launch of Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour, we’ve teamed up with JOCO, the original glass reusable cup, to create 100 limited edition stylish, eco-friendly coffee cups. Available for free to the first 100 people to buy the book on lonelyplanet.com/shop from 7th June 2018.

How to use Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour

Within each of the 37 countries in the book, Lonely Planet has organised the best coffee shops and roasteries to visit by city, or in the case of plantations, by region. In each entry authors have suggested the coffee you should taste or buy while there, and also recommend local sights and things to do so ‘coffee tourers’ can explore the local area, as well as the coffee.

Lonely Planet’s Global Coffee Tour, RRP $32.99