The Daily Coffee Co
Monday7:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Tuesday7:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Wednesday7:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Thursday7:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Friday7:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Saturday7:00 am – 1:00 pm.
366 a Princes Street
0210 540 736
Jay Dixon has been in the coffee industry in one way or another since the 90s. He loves the stuff and his experience shines through at Dunedin coffee shop, The Daily Coffee Co.
Located on the edge of the CBD, The Daily Coffee Co has refreshingly specific offerings - as the name suggests they’re all about coffee, espresso specifically, and it’s the kind of place many locals have worked into their weekly, even daily rituals.
After working as a roaster at Millers Coffee in Auckland for eight years Jay decided to move his family down south for a change of pace and to open his own espresso bar in 2016. Because he’s been in and around the industry for quite a while he knows the best beans when he sees them and they remain at the centre of everything The Daily Coffee Co does.
Jay and the team use Millers Coffee Blend to handcraft full bodied, aromatic, and supremely delicious coffees. They’re the only cafe on the South Island to use Millers beans and as Jay put it, “We as Kiwis love great wine and food so in our coffee we look for full bodied flavour, too.” Millers Blend, thankfully, hasn’t changed since it originated in 1988 - it’s just that solid.
Coffees here are created with medium to dark roasts in the Italian style. This method allows the sugars in the individual beans to develop a bit further meaning every cup poured here delivers on taste and depth. Alongside this Daily Coffee Co has a rotating filter coffee which showcases beans from around the world making the spot something of a “free house for coffee”. They’ve also got cakes, slices and bikkies to go with the brews.
If the season's right, The Daily Coffee Co serves up frozen flat whites one creation that can’t be found just anywhere else. Made with oat milk, Miller's espresso and blended up in a slushie machine -these are perfect on a hot day.
So wander down Princes Street, explore all of its galleries and bookstores and find yourself at The Daily Coffee Co for a caffeine kick you won’t soon forget.
Words by Olivia Sisson & Photography by Nancy Zhou
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