NZ’s Mojo Coffee continues US expansion with two new cafés

Mojo Coffee US expansion

New Zealand-based Mojo Coffee has announced it will continue its United States expansion with the opening of two new cafés in Chicago, US in winter 2019.

The roaster began its North American expansion in in 2017. The new outposts will join two Mojo Coffee cafés already open in Chicago and more than 40 worldwide.

Mojo says the new stores will further its mission of elevating hospitality and specialty coffee in Chicago’s central business districts.

“Excellent coffee and Mojo’s food menu are our vehicles for delivering a higher but relaxed level of hospitality to the work week,” CEO and Founder Steve Gianoutsos says.

“With the opening of additional cafés in Chicago, people will have greater access to our signature drink the flat white, made-to-order food, and a comfortable space to meet colleagues or catch up with friends. It’s a great way to experience a bit of NZ without the long flight.”

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Chicago Café Manager Rachel Hancock says Mojo Coffee has developed a loyal customer base in the city.

“We see them for their morning coffee, holding a meeting for lunch, an afternoon pick-me-up, a snack on the way home. They tell us that they work in their office but do business at Mojo,” Rachel says.

One of the two new cafés will operate out a historical landmark, a first for Mojo Coffee.

“I’m passionate about architecture and design that is complementary to the café’s surroundings, or in this case, the city. It’s part of what signals to our guests that they are at Mojo,” Steve says.

“To have a café within a building designed by Mies van der Rohe, especially in Chicago, is beyond exciting and truly an honour.”

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