Hi and Welcome to Alchemy Coffee™- where the science & art of coffee roasting combine to create truly memorable coffee.
First, a little background about how this all started.
My name is Christie Means, and I am a long-time coffee fanatic! I have been working as a barista since 2008 in Feilding, Manawatu, where I have had the pleasure of sharing my love of coffee with the locals.
I completed my HSI barista certification in 2009, and became Head Barista in 2011. Now I train and encourage new baristas to strive for excellence and perfection in every cup of coffee they make.
To say that I love coffee is an understatement! Just ask any of my workmates, customers, friends, or family. Coffee is a passion for me, and I love anything to do with coffee.
When in Italy in 2010 with my family, I discovered an antique manual coffee roaster, the kind Italians have been using for centuries to roast their own coffee at home. I brought it back home, and when I was given some green beans from a colleague, I was hooked!
I have since upgraded to more modern roaster (that can roast more than a cupful of beans at a time) but my manual roaster hangs on the wall in my kitchen as a daily reminder to keep it simple.
I hope you have enjoyed reading a little about my ever-evolving coffee journey, please enjoy the site, and if you have any questions about my coffee, or coffee in general, please drop me a line.