Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

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Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

Ben Boyle at Be Specialty Coffee in Birkenhead.

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

Coffee pours in from Central America, but also from Papua New Guinea.

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

“I watch the daily reports for frosts” says Ben. Frosts and changing weather has made coffee prices quite volatile. A kilo of coffee can see huge spikes in prices costing several thousands of dollars per month in additional costs.

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

That’s one heavy bag, weighing in at 60kg (132 pounds).

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

Jess pops in for a quick chat and a fabulous cup of coffee.

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

While Ben moves to packaging the roasted coffee beans, Matt takes over. It’s an ongoing loop that that involves roasting, packaging, delivering and back again to the starting point.

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland

Ben’s fascination with “simple” cars follows him to the roastery. He’s looking forward to fixing and driving that car soon enough.

Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland
Be Specialty Coffee Roasters, Birkenhead, Auckland