• Coffee Houses of Wellington 1939 to 1979: the Pre-espresso Period in NZ

    Coffee Houses of Wellington 1939 to 1979: the Pre-espresso Period in NZ
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    ISBN: 9780473285418
    Title: Coffee Houses of Wellington 1939 to 1979: the Pre-espresso Period in NZ
    Author: MILLER CRAIG WILLIAM

    Craig Miller is a self-employed coffee roaster and barista. Over the last 20 years Craig has worked at writing a history of coffee as it sits within New Zealand's hospitality industry.
    Coffee houses are defined as places where a cup of coffee is the central offering. The rise of the coffee house from 1939 to 1979 saw them become the dominant (non-alcoholic) refreshment room on the New Zealand hospitality scene.
    The main coffee house benchmarks are: coffe blending and roasting; the standard of serving a cup of coffee; the fit-outs of the interiors.
    The rise of the coffee house from 1939 to 1979 was most pronounced in Wellington, especially in the setting of hospitality benchmarks. Why this happened in Wellington at this time is explained.
    This book is a highly graphic account of the first wave of coffee, the personalities, the city of Wellington and the change in society from 1939 to 1979.
    The hospitality industry reflects time and place. This book gives perspective to New Zeqaland from the start of the Second World War and the post war years to 1979. It was during those years that the first wave of coffe house began in New Zealand. These beginnings are shown through photography and graphics.
    Of the photographs many are being published for the first time.
    The book also includes a unique collection of fine artists and their coffee house muse, including Rita Angus, Toss Woollaston, Evelyn Page, Gordon Walters, Barc, JAne Evans, John Daley and others.
    The book is printed on paper custom made for the project and offset printed in Wellington.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $125.00
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