Engine Coffee Brewers

Monday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Tuesday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Wednesday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Thursday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Friday7:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Saturday9:00 am – 12:00 pm.


270 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central

The future is bright for specialty coffee brewing company, Engine Coffee Brewers. Operating out of their St Asaph Street store, located in the Boxed Quarter, the compact fit out is a little coffee haven.

The owners, husband and wife duo James and Emily, work closely with local roaster Coffee Embassy to deliver their best possible brew. For them it’s all about serving coffee with traceability to the place of origin, and working alongside likeminded industry pros. This means a deliciously brewed coffee for their customers every time.

The focus at Engine is to serve fresh, seasonal blends with exciting in-depth flavours, alongside single origins and amazing filters. While the coffees change regularly due to seasonal demand, expect intriguing flavours that will keep you returning to this specialty coffee bar. James has over 12 years of specialty coffee experience and is clearly passionate about the educational side of coffee. He has tasting trays on over every day and offers cupping and barista training sessions open to the public.

James and Emily do their own baking in house and have chosen to work with Grizzly for their sourdough and bagels. Their baked goods include brownies and cookies that have been selected based on the flavour profile of the coffees (if that’s not the perfect excuse for a doughnut we don’t know what is!).

Words by Tahlia Vogel & Photography by Nancy Zhou

270 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central

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