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As a boutique fair trade roaster, Ris'tretto Espresso offers a point of difference, not only due to our award winning fair trade organic blend and ristretto pour philosophy, but also due to the fact that our brand is only seen at select cafes. We operate a small roastery that is truly boutique. This enables us to deliver consistent top quality espresso with exceptional service and support to our clients.


For more information please email or call Andrew Weir 027 755 7361


Making espresso coffee


We provide comprehensive barista training covering all aspects of making great espresso. Espresso ground coffee is a volatile product that needs care and attention to get best from it. We explain each step of the process and provide you with the hands on techniques and knowlege to unlock the best flavour from each shot.

Our training is also an ongoing process and as we personally deliver coffee to our clients weekly, we make sure you have the support you need.

Our barista training is provided free to our wholesale clients and is conducted at your premises so we can show you how to get the best out of your equipment and your space.

Barista training

Coffee machine maintenance


Keeping your espresso machine and grinder going is part of our business. We provide scheduled preventative maintenance to ensure your machinery is well looked after. In the case of a breakdown we can provide a prompt emergency service so that your business interruption is kept to a minimum.

Technical support

La Marzocco coffee machine


Great espresso needs to be made with the right tools. We are distributors of industry leading La Marzocco and Vibiemme espresso machines as well as Mazzer grinders and can provide a solution package to suit. This can include on loan equipment, or purchase at very competitive rates. If you are in the market for espresso machinery, please just get in touch and we will structure a package to suit your needs.

Espresso machinery

Cafe design


We offer a wealth of experience spanning over 20 years in hospitality, media and marketing. We have planned, launched and operated two successful Christchurch cafes and understand what the market wants from this industry.

We offer a complete service to new and existing business ventures which can include assistance with;

  • Concept development

  • Product mix plan

  • Brand development and design

  • Fit out design advice

  • Promotional material development and design

  • Ris’tretto Espresso brand support including; branded takeaway coffee cups, signage and T shirts to help highlight your point of difference.

Hospitality and marketing consultancy

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