Statistics from 2013 place New Zealand as the 15th largest consumer of coffee in the world. If every man, woman, and child drank the stuff, we'd all be getting 0.93 cups of coffee per day. Thankfully, babies aren't sipping Americanos; my default setting is to cancel out their lack of contribution to our economy by chugging 2-4 cups of the liquid gold per day.
Despite mainlining copious amounts of the stuff in the WG offices, we don't really know the first thing about it. In order to learn the first thing (and hopefully many more things), we decided to engage the wisdom of somebody who actually spends hours per day making the stuff. Enter stage left, Mr Tim Norriss.
Tim is the Manager of Customs Brew Bar (Wellington, NZ), and I decided that I liked him when in the course of our conversation he conceded that, as a barista, he was for all intents and purposes a drug dealer. For more sage wisdom, and a step-by-step run-down on how little beans transform into the liquid in your ceramic mug, tune into the video above.