At Robert Harris we're experts at making coffee for kiwi tastes, not only because we're kiwis but because we're passionate about what we do and know every day is an opportunity to do things better.
Our Master Blender
Scott Pepler has always been fascinated with the science of the
espresso and found that becoming a Barista was the best way to
discover the inner workings of coffee. Through various roles with
Robert Harris Coffee Roasters, Scott has mastered his skills and
perfected his technique.
This passion has taken him around the world where he has had the
opportunity to see and review all forms of espresso making. Scott
is certified as a world barista judge and plans to be judging on
the global stage this year. Back home, he judges at the New Zealand
National Barista Championship.
Scott is also our master blender for Robert Harris, the biggest
roaster in New Zealand. He has developed 26 award-winning coffee
blends at the last 5 coffee festivals. Scott rates New Zealand
coffee very highly on the world stage, especially our milk-based
When asked what makes a good barista, Scott's 17 years'
experience in the coffee industry are summed up in a single
sentence: 'never let a bad coffee go out'. He is often seen making
coffee for those around the office, but has passed on a few of his
secrets - some we hope to share with you.