Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Creatista Café: possibly NZ's most comfortable pop up café


Nespresso opens quite possibly New Zealand’s most comfortable pop up café

Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – 9 November 2016: Home, sweet home is about to take on a whole new meaning with the opening of your new Ponsonby local – Creatista Café.

To celebrate the launch of Nespresso’s latest machine, Creatista, the premium portioned-coffee brand is opening a pop-up café – and what’s so unique? The coffee is complimentary and the space is designed to feel just like home.

Inspired by the Creatista and its innovative automatic steam-wand technology, Creatista Café combines the luxuries of home with the convenience of a local café. In fact, it may just be New Zealand’s most comfortable – and it’s open for a limited time only.

From 11 - 20 November between 7am and 2pm, customers can experience what it’s like to enjoy a barista-style coffee ‘in the comfort of your own home’ while they relax in the ultra-comfortable space.

Some of Auckland’s top baristas will also be on-hand to teach coffee-loving Kiwis how to create simple latte art using the Creatista and Lewis Road Creamery’s premium milk range.

To create the homely vibe, Nespresso enlisted the expertise of interiors stylist and writer Michelle Halford of The Design Chaser; a global blog with a focus on Scandinavian interiors and design.

Choosing a natural colour palette incorporating a welcoming mix of neutrals and greys, Michelle curated the space sourcing homewares and luxe items from leading furniture, homeware and lighting specialists including Città and Cult Design, ECC and Simon James design – the coffee café features a sofa, lounge chairs, dining table and more.

“For this unique concept, I wanted to create a living area that would not only fit seamlessly within a cafe environment but also exude the feeling of a stylish, comfortable home,” says Michelle.

Building on the relaxed atmosphere; warm wood, textual layers and graphic accents are used throughout, complementing the clean lines and understated elegance of the furniture. Lighting plays a key part in bringing the home element to the space, with a combination of beautiful statement pieces that incorporate both form and function. Art prints, including a mix of handpainted abstract and New Zealand photography, inject further personality and warmth.

Nespresso New Zealand Country Manager, John Ciaglia, says the Ponsonby pop-up is an exciting opportunity for Kiwis to experience the revolutionary new machine.

“It’s no secret Kiwis love a good flat white and other milk recipe coffees, so we’re thrilled to showcase the new Creatista in this unique Ponsonby pop-up environment,” says John.

“Creatista is the first Nespresso machine that allows users to select their preferred milk texture and temperature to create silky smooth milk - that even enables the creation of latte art - thanks to its multiple milk foam textures.”

Combining Nespresso’s coffee quality and expertise, and unprecedented system, with Breville’s stunning design and milk technology, Creatista allows users to easily and conveniently create everything from a creamy cappuccino through to a velvety smooth flat white or even a latte, which they can top with a beautiful milk foam design.

Creatista café – your new local

277 Ponsonby Road (Three Lamps end of Ponsonby)

Open 11 – 20 November

7:00am – 2.00pm daily

#CreatistaBarista / #TDCstylingandphotography

With thanks to: Lewis Road Creamery, Lumira Candles, Città, Cult Design, Dulux, Duett Design, , ECC Lighting, Father Rabbit, Indie Home Collective, Ivy House, Penney + Bennett, Simon James Design, Victoria Park Flowers and Tessuti.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


NZTA: Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More>>

Reserve Bank: RBNZ Seeks To Preserve Benefits Of Cash

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby told the Royal Numismatics Society of New Zealand annual conference ... More>>


Economy: Double-Dip Recession Next Year, But Housing Rolls On

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More>>


Microsoft New Zealand: Microsoft Expands “Highway To A Hundred Unicorns” Initiative To Support Startups In Asia Pacific

New Zealand, 14 October 2020 – Today Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a Hundred Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where 56 startups were ... More>>

Fonterra: Farmers Taking Another Step Towards New Zealand’s Low Emissions Food Production

They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change. Fonterra farmers are already among the world’s most sustainable producers of milk and now have an additional tool in their sustainability toolbox. Over the last few ... More>>


Electricity: New Zealand Remains In Top 10 For Energy Balance

The World Energy Council’s Energy Trilemma Index has become part of the energy dialogue both globally and in New Zealand. The Index illustrates the need for countries to balance energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability. New Zealand ... More>>


Courts: Businessman Eric Watson Sentenced To A Four-Month Jail Term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More>>

OECD: Area Employment Rate Falls By 4.0 Percentage Points, To 64.6% In Second Quarter Of 2020

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – fell by 4.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, in the second quarter of 2020, its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Across the OECD area, 560 million persons ... More>>

Spark: Turns On 5G In Auckland And Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Smart Cities

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology and demonstrate what the future could look like for Auckland’s CBD with the power of 5G. 5G is ... More>>

Stats NZ: Monthly Migration Remains Low

Since the border closed in late-March 2020, net migration has averaged about 300 a month, Stats NZ said today. In the five months from April to August 2020, overall net migration was provisionally estimated at 1,700. This was made up of a net gain ... More>>

University of Canterbury: Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More>>


Dairy: Fonterra Sells China Farms

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million (RMB 2.5 billion*1), after successfully developing the farms alongside local partners. Inner Mongolia Natural Dairy Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Youran Dairy Group Limited ... More>>