Wildcat coffee is a boutique coffee roastery that started in 2007 in New Plymouth, New Zealand and in May 2019 was sold to Red Rabbit Coffee Co At Wildcat, we love the challenge of roasting the perfect roast every time and creating the perfect blend! We are a hands-on roasting company and take pride in our products — from the pre-roast inspection of green beans, through to careful small-batch roasting, and then final blending and packaging to order.
Taranaki is well known as the hub of the New Zealand oil industry, ‘Wildcat’ was the perfect name that is synonymous with the region and our blends are named after offshore drilling terms. So what does ‘Wildcat’ term actually mean? It is a term that is used when wells are drilled based on a large element of hope, in a frontier area where little is known about the subsurface. In the early days of oil exploration, wildcats were common as productive areas were not yet established.
Our boutique roasting outlet on Queen St in central New Plymouth has won GOLD, SILVER or BRONZE medals in the New Zealand Coffee Festival competition since we first started competing in 2007
“We are committed to freshness and we roast our coffee multiple times a week.”
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We struck gold again in 2014! Wildcat Coffee’s new “Sweet Oil” Blend won a gold medal at the 2014 New Zealand Coffee Awards. Wildcat was one of only two roasteries outside Auckland to win a gold medal at that time!
The success of this and previous wins is due to the passion, personal commitment and commitment that goes into every roast, with careful attention to the origin and character of each bean. We single batch roast on our German Manufacture Probat 12 Roaster so each origin achieves maxim flavours and balanced acidic that each origin possesses via custom roast profiles to bring the best out that origin. Then carefully follow precise blend ratios to create the final perfect award-winning blends 🙂
All our coffee is High Grade 100% Arabica Beans selected from the world’s best growing areas: Papua New Guinea, Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala and Indonesia.
“Consistently roasting the perfect batch is an obsession and a passion.”
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