saturdays cafe

Saturdays

Saturdays are for fun and relaxation. That’s one of the reasons why Eddy Yu named his first café in New Brighton, Christchurch, after the first day of the weekend.
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NZSCA barista champion

Dove Chen flies high, again

The NZSCA inducts a two-time barista champion and celebrates outstanding milk and newcomers to the New Zealand coffee industry. Winning a national competition of any description is challenging in itself, be it surfing, dog breeding or cake decorating. But winning a national title for a second time is the sign of a determined, dedicated and passionate champion, and that’s what we discovered in Dove Chen this year.
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Dove Chen soars to great heights

With discipline and determination, Dove Chen made his dream a reality. He explains why competition is a learning curve and superstars exist in all facets of the industry. Dove Chen was born to be a coffee lover despite growing up in a Chinese culture that praised tea over caffeinated beans.  When Dove was just seven years old, he would steal his parent’s canned coffee when they weren’t home, and save all his pocket money to buy his own supply after school.
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