Flight Coffee Hangar, Wellington

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When you enter The Hangar, Flight Coffee’s HQ on the corner of Willis & Dixon, you can understand how its moniker is more than a nod to the coffee roaster’s name or any aviation theme; this is a place where, after a cup or two, you’d be flying high too… on caffeine, that is.

Home to Nick Clark, the 2013 New Zealand barista champion and 2013 World Barista Championship finalist, and Nic Rapp, the 2015 New Zealand Brewer’s Cup Champion, The Hangar is a coffee hangout with serious clout.

(Is it any wonder Wellington is New Zealand’s de facto coffee capital?)

The menu is awash with a variety of specialty coffees – to be enjoyed as espresso or cold drip or filter (choose from Chemex, V60 or Aeropress). The beans themselves come from around the world, including Colombia, where Flight Coffee is part of Helena, a long term farming project to preserve rare and heirloom varieties of coffee beans.

The aviation theme continues once you realise Flight Coffee has a sibling outlet just a bit further down the road – the more hippie-casual Memphis Belle (which is hardly saying that The Hangar is conservative, not with his hipster cool space).

Loud music, cakes as sweet as sin, and awesome coffee, of course. It’s the Kiwi way.

抵達威靈頓后,我們把行李往酒店一放,就開始了我們的咖啡館之旅。
第一家拜訪的是Flight Coffee Hangar,
一家位於Willis和 Dixon街的轉角處咖啡館。
Flight Coffee是一家咖啡館,同時也是烘豆商,
除了烘焙及供應豆子于其他咖啡館外,
他們在哥倫比亞還有一個長期農業項目,
而這個稱謂Helena的計劃主要以保護稀有品種咖啡豆為主。
從豆子的來源到烘焙再至最後呈現給顧客的咖啡,
每一步都讓人感到誠意十足。

咖啡館這還匯集了紐西蘭2013咖啡師大賽和2015年沖煮大賽的冠軍,
想當然耳,慕名而來的咖啡客不少,人氣十足。
洋灰地,木質桌椅和吧檯加上簡單的燈光,這裡裝潢不算特別,
深深吸引著客人的是他們的咖啡。
從意式、手沖咖啡到冰滴,每種沖泡法都有好些選擇,
總能找到一種適合你我的口味。
我們點了綜合豆子的濃縮咖啡和衣索比亞的單品手沖,
再來幾樣的糕點,是一份簡單地下午茶。
在趕了大半天的行程后,能悠閒的坐下來享用杯好咖啡,
絕對能讓人好好放鬆心情。


Flight Hangar Coffee
119 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm / Sat & Sun 8am-5pm
+64-4-830-0909
flightcoffee.co.nz

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

2 thoughts on “Flight Coffee Hangar, Wellington

  1. Really enjoyed this post as well as the photos, which are gorgeous as usual! I really adore sitting in front of the computer, scrolling page after page on your blog and reading post after post – all while drinking a hot cuppa! Loved the aviation theme in this cafe; sadly, I don’t think I’m as fortunate as you guys to be able to travel all around the world and to Wellington to sample coffee! I recently visited Vietnam though, which is home to one of the best coffees in the world (have you guys tried the famous Vietnamese drip coffee with condensed milk? It’s delicious!), so that’s a little consolation.

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