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Welcome to Ripe - a small but perfectly shaped coffee roasting company based in Petone.

Proud Petone locals, Jason and Cate Hall, began roasting coffee in 2001 to supply our first cafe Go-Bang Espresso; whilst also fulfil a passion for coffee roasting. In the first few years Ripe roasted in a small out building at the rear of Go-Bang; yet since then, Ripe has grown in several directions.

Now, there are 5 independent Ripe Cafes operating. Origin, Motown and Small Batch are located in the Hutt Valley and you’ll find Haurora and Boulcott in the Wellington CBD.

Our main coffee production takes place within the unilever factory complex in Petone; whilst around the corner on Waione Street is Small Batch, where our single origin coffee is roasted, our production kitchen operates and our retail store is placed.

With quality at the centre of our operations, our green bean selection, roasting and cups of coffee are all irreproachable. We are lucky to have a team of passionate people working in our company who follow this philosophy with pride and joy. Additionally our team emphasise our focus on sustainability that is continually developing; alonsgside our knowledge and innovation.

Please follow us on our own coffee journey to see where it will take us next.