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Cafe supply

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 not seen across Canterbury at multiple outlets. 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 andrew@ristretto.co.nz or call Andrew Weir 027 755 7361

Barista training

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 as we visit our clients weekly, this ensures that 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.

Technical support

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.

Espresso machinery

Great espresso needs to be made with the right tools. We are distributors of industry leading La Marzocco, Wega and Vibiemme espresso machines as well as Mazzer grinders and can provide a solution package to suit. This can include on loan equipment, lease to own 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.

Linea Classic
Linea
  • Dressed in polished stainless steel, the Linea Classic is perfectly executed to blend into any setting, an industry icon
  • Saturated groups ensure unsurpassed thermal stability, shot after shot
  • Dual Boiler System optimises espresso brewing and steam production
  • P.I.D. Allows you to electronically control espresso brewing temperature (±0.5°C)
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FB80
FB80
  • The FB80 merges advanced technology with attention to detail and colour, La Marzocco’s pursuit for perfection, and expression of excellence
  • Intuitive programming makes it easy to adjust machine parameters
  • Hot Water Economizer enables fine tuning of tap water temperature for tea
  • Increases productivity by pre-heating incoming water into the coffee boiler
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GB5
GB5
  • The GB/5 combines harmonious aesthetics and powerful technological advancements with gracious lines and curves
  • Intuitive programming makes it easy to adjust machine parameters
  • Hot Water Economizer enables fine tuning of tap water temperature for tea
  • Increases productivity by pre-heating incoming water into the coffee boiler
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Atlas EPU2
Linea
  • Simple and essential, but with a professional core that can always meet the highest demands.
  • Semi automatic for total extraction control
  • Two stainless steel steam wands, one hot water tap
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Nova EVD3
FB80
  • A real centrepiece in any cafe, a premium machine in full stainless steel
  • Electronic dosing for consistent espresso shots
  • Two stainless steel steam wands, one hot water tap
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Domobar Super
Domobar Super
  • Exceptional build quality in a domestic machine, all in stainless steel, copper & brass
  • Rotary pump
  • Mains water connection or tank option
  • Commercial steam pressure regulator
  • Commercial quality at home
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Mercury
Mercury
  • Mercury is manufactured for the busy hardworking cafe operation
  • Thermal boiler protection
  • Two steam wands, hot water tap and a generous work area
  • Patented E61 group heads ensure consistent thermal stability for consistent espresso
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Replica
Replica
  • Top of the range. The embodiment of the famous E61
  • An excellent option for a large café
  • 2 group has a 14 litre boiler and 4000 watt heating element
  • 3 group model offers a 16 litre boiler and 5000 watt heating element
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Mini
Domobar Super
  • Great for home espresso or cafe decaf
  • Powerful 250 watt motor
  • Stepless grinder adjustment
  • Outshines other domestic grinders
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Super Jolly
Mercury
  • The industry standard grinder, trusted everyday for its quality
  • Stepless micrometrical grinding adjustment
  • Built for small to medium size cafes grinding up to 14 kg per week
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Major
Replica
  • The biggest and fastest flat burr grinder available
  • Grinds coffee at more than double the speed of a Super Jolly
  • Best suited for medium to large scale cafes grinding up to 28 kg per week
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Hospitality and marketing consultancy

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;

  • Concept development
  • Product mix plan
  • Brand development and design
  • Fit out design and project management
  • 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.