Head Office
Chris Houston

Founder and Managing Director Chris Houston has unrivalled experience within the group and has been the driving force for its continued growth and development.

Famous, or at least notorious, for having high standards, Chris is passionate about delivering a top quality product with outstanding service to everyone who visits a Coffee Culture store. He loves getting onto the tools when he gets the chance. Chris is excited to have opened the very first North Island store in the metropolis that is Hamilton. Outside of work Chris’s kids keep him busy and he manages to slot in the odd game of golf and tennis.

Managing Director

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Email:   chris@coffeeculture.co.nz

Sacha Coburn

Sacha is the driving force behind the culture of Coffee Culture. As Brand Manager she oversees the integrity of everything we do to make sure that our guests experience some good old fashioned magic every time they visit. She also handles all our in-house legal work and as a Coffee Culture lifer, she's been around for a long time.

If you have any questions at all about anything to do with Coffee Culture, Sacha is a great place to start. In her spare time she enjoys a game of tennis, and cheering on her kids from the sidelines.

Director & Brand Manager

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 27 475 0390
Email:  sacha@coffeeculture.co.nz

Mike King

Mike has spent a heap of time in the coffee industry and has experience in every facet of coffee store ownership (including juggling a couple of stores at the same time!)
Mike brings expertise in leasing and project management and works with all our new franchisees to get their stores humming. If you’re thinking about your own Coffee Culture store, give Mike a call. 

 

Business Development Manager

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Email:  mike@coffeeculture.co.nz

Murray Walsh

Murray's love of coffee knows no bounds. After years in store serving our famous espresso to guests, Murray has taken it a step further and taken on the challenge of roasting our blend to perfection.

Between that and lending his wealth of knowledge to the teams at The Palms and Rangiora stores, Murray still finds time to keep up with all the news and clock a few k's on his bike.

Wholesale Manager

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Email: wholesale@coffeeculture.co.nz 

 

Susan Roberts

Susan Roberts has been Head Office Manager since 2004 and is an integral part of the team. She whips everyone into shape and oversees all the administrative aspects of the company's operations, including handling the accounts for all stores. Susan has three great boys, one of whom is her husband Jase, and in her free time she enjoys supporting her sporting family. 

 

Head Office Manager

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Fax: +64 3 377 2600
Email:  susan@coffeeculture.co.nz

Clynton Drumm

Clynton has been around the traps for a long time and Coffee Culture regulars know him from the good old days. A successful store manager and fabulous role model Clynton has well and truly walked the talk.

Clynton brings his considerable design talents to work everyday and plays a key role in all our promotions and marketing. He has two gorgeous girls, and a baby boy at home, and another gorgeous girl overseas, to keep him on his toes.

 

Franchise Support – Marketing & Design

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Email: 
 clynton@coffeeculture.co.nz

Emma Fodie

Emma brings years of expertise in running a successful Coffee Culture store to the team and her 'can-do' attitude shines through in everything she does. No challenge seems to be too big for this girl, including looking after two hefty huskies at home, so it's no suprise she's always been a real 'leader of the pack' (pun intended).

 

Franchise Support

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Email: 
 emma@coffeeculture.co.nz

Amanda Robinson

Amanda is the Fab Foodie at Coffee Culture and spends her days tirelessly tinkering and tweaking our menu to make sure your food is as fab as your coffee. She's also the driving force behind the legendary Coffee Culture events we put on for our crew, and to top it off she still finds time to pop on the joggers and "indulge" in her other passion as a group fitness instructor. Proudly powered by coffee!

 

Franchise Support/Fab Foodie

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Email: 
 amanda@coffeeculture.co.nz

 

Robin Burnell

Robin really has grown up at Coffee Culture. She started her career as a part time Café Assistant while at high school and has gone on to manage one of our busiest stores. Her infectiously positive attitude and passion for service shines through with our guests and staff alike and we're thrilled to have her as part of our team. When she's not in store you'll likely find her getting a few runs in on her snowboard or indulging in some retail therapy.

 

Franchise Support

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Email:  
 robin@coffeeculture.co.nz

Michelle Cox

Michelle is our admin whiz who’s been a mainstay of the team for nearly 5 years. She counts the beans, answers the phone and is in her happy place when the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. Outside of work, Michelle is passionate about netball. She regularly travels to watch the Silver Ferns and regularly runs herself ragged on court in Lincoln. A new granddaughter is a special blessing and we all love photo time here at the office!

Administrator

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2605
Fax: +64 3 377 2600
Email:  michelle@coffeeculture.co.nz

Mikey Palmer

Mikey has been a part of the Coffee Culture team after making the move to the wild South over half a decade ago. He has an in depth knowledge of all facets of coffee and coffee roasting and knows all the little tweaks required to get the roaster humming.  

When he's not handling the machinery at the Roastery, he's a bit of a machine in the gym and even competes in the odd half marathon.

Master Roaster

P.O. Box 7074
Christchurch
Phone: +64 3 377 2024
Email:  
 wholesale@coffeeculture.co.nz