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The Coffee Culture Story
Born & Brewed since 1996

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Coffee. That’s all.

When Chris Houston opened his first Coffee Culture in 1996, well-meaning locals asked him what else he was going to sell. They were certain that he’d need to offer more than freshly roasted coffee to stay afloat. Turns out he also sold tea; and tee-shirts, delicious desserts and big bagels. But it started with the coffee, and today the Coffee Culture formula is pretty much the same. Light lunch, scrummy snacks and tasty treats. And a whole lotta love.

There are now stores all over Christchurch, in Timaru, Dunedin and Hamilton. Each store is owned and operated by people who share Chris’s passion for great coffee served in great places. At the start of 2012 Chris and his family moved to the North Island to bring Coffee Culture to the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region.


If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunities, contact: 

Chris: 027 458 8229 | Sacha: 027 475 0390


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Great space. Chillax.

Each store is individually designed and handcrafted to suit the community it serves. Our experienced team of designers and architects build gorgeous stores that are warm, inviting and offer the perfect range of relaxing options from booth seats to ideal spots for going it alone. Our larger stores have kids rooms and all the latest international magazines and newspapers on hand for big kids to enjoy. 

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Amazing people. Enjoy.

Right from the start, Chris was pretty fussy about who would get to wear the bull. We look for people who love people and take pride in delivering a great experience. Our stores are really fun places to work and the pace is pretty full-on so we tend to attract people who like to make things happen.

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