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Interislander’s new coffee a hit!

09/02/06
Media Release

Interislander’s new coffee a hit!

Temperatures so far this summer may have been some of the hottest on record, but it hasn’t stopped passengers on Interislander ferries reaching for a nice, hot cup of coffee.

38,722 cups of coffee were drunk by passengers travelling across Cook Strait over December, including 24,444 espresso. This is 1,249 cups of coffee per day.

Interislander signed a supply agreement with national coffee provider Café Express in July, as part of a new initiative to revamp its onboard food and beverage offering. Brands such as Robert Harris coffee and Dilmah Team are now available to passengers travelling across Cook Strait

Interislander Passenger Services Delivery Manager, Ray Wolff, said that Interislander has noticed a big difference in demand for coffee onboard over the last six months.

“Sales of coffee have noticeably increased during this time and passengers now comment on the quality of coffee available onboard,” said Ray.

Grinders and other coffee-making equipment are part of the agreement, with Café Express providing onboard services staff training up to barista national standard.

ENDS

About Interislander:
Interislander is New Zealand’s leading Cook Strait ferry operator, carrying more than 1 million passengers every year. Interislander has been servicing Kiwi’s for over 40 years and transporting passengers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In 2004, Interislander crossed Cook Strait 5,586 times, carrying 56,000 trucks and 230,000 passenger vehicles.

60% of Interislander’s passengers are Kiwi’s and 40% are from overseas. Interislander specialises in providing a uniquely ‘kiwi’ experience for international and domestic travelers alike.

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