To many North Cantabrians, Deb and Ian Riach are known for their top notch café near the centre of Rangiora called Coffee Worx. What people don’t know as well, is that Deb and Ian also run a coffee roasting and supply business that makes two coffee brands Coffee Worx and Heartland Brew.
Although they turn out a huge selection of delicious food each day at their busy café, behind the scenes the Coffee Worx team is roasting over 1.2 tonnes of coffee per week for distribution to cafes, eateries and supermarkets throughout the South Island. They sell another 80kgs a week through their Rangiora café – via the espresso machine and in retail bags to their loyal local customers.
Heartland Brew is Coffee Worx’s food service and supermarket brand. It’s strong retail following comes from the many customers who recognise the quality and superior taste of the coffee and love the competitive price. Heartland Brew aims to reflect the uniqueness of the local landscape and people and is roasted with the Kiwi palate in mind. It’s fresh, locally roasted and represents the heartland of New Zealand.Heartland Brew’s six varieties are stocked in over 50 supermarkets, cafes and specialty suppliers throughout the South Island and can be purchased online through their website.
As if they weren’t busy enough, the team have also chosen to partner with the Bright Hope Charity as the New Zealand roaster for La Mai coffee which is a non-profit brand supporting coffee growers in Thailand and working to reduce exploitation of the people of Thailand.
The raft of awards that Coffee Worx has received says a lot about their commitment to quality and their skill which Deb and Ian have crafted over 20+ years in the industry.
Rangiora New World
Kaiapoi New World
Durham Street New World
Prestons Road New World
Why North Canterbury? This is our own community, having lived in Loburn for the past 25 years.
What’s your favourite thing to do in North Canterbury? I really enjoy the rural nature of North Canterbury, with our rivers, walks and countryside.
Name your top three North Canterbury brands (other than your own, of course!): I love l’ Adore gift shop, am a great supporter of Stan’s Pharmacy and think our local New World does a great job as a local supermarket.