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“Off-the-planet coffee”
Review of Zumo

Zumo
Ranked #5 of 23 Coffee & Tea in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Ok, I admit I'm a coffaholic. However I'm a very discriminating one. Each cup is judged and if wanting is sent back whence It came. Zumo understands people like me. First of all they understand I don't care about my surroundings. Why else put a coffee bar in a warehouse? Secondly, they underhand I don't go there for the food. They do have muffins and the like but you can tell they don't really understand muffins the way they undersatand coffee.
However, the huge counter has not one but two serious coffee machines. ( tick of approval - one of them is a La Marzocca) it has not one, but FOUR grinders for each of the blends they offer. Your mouth is watering just looking at the hardware. Now for the coffee. Imagine the best coffee you ever tasted and then multiply that by at least four. This stuff is off the scale. If you are a serious coffee drinker you will appreciate the sheer beauty of the explosive taste.
Sure they serve it in paper cups. Frankly, I would slurp it out of a dog bowl - its that good.
The baristas know exactly what they're doing and I have never been disappointed.
I did contemplate not writing this review as there are certain places you like to keep secret . However, I felt I needed to do this service to humanity. If there is a better cup of coffee anywhere in the universe then I'll eat my paper coffee cup.

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Thank Declan O
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Bit of a scene - you either love it or hate it! They sell fair trade coffee so why do they use disposable cups. You can take your own.

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

We had had a few very mediocre coffee experiences as we travelled around the South Island. If you enjoy a well made expresso, you will know what I mean.
After a leisurely stroll through some of Nelson's lovely little galleries/shops those of us who had not opted for golf were ready for the real thing. Zumo did not disappoint. They have a blackboard menu of coffee blends/roasts to choose from. The staff were friendly and helpful. The only difficulty was in finding a seat, the place was buzzing. Three of us propped ourselves at one end of a high table with a pile of magazines. The coffee came, silence reigned as we sipped very, very good coffees and browsed the magazines.
You can also get cabinet food to go with your coffee, but for us, this was really all about the coffee. We left fortified enough to face the next round of little arty shops.

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Thank JillMM_NZ
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

Went there a couple of times this week with family and friends. Good coffee, always busy so expect a bit of a wait. That's not too bad, as it gives the kids time to play and the adults time to read the papers and (up to date) magazines spread around the place.
Place pretty much just serves coffee and counter food to go with it (muffins, scones, brownies). All good, and prices are reasonable as well.

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Thank taiscealai
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Reviewed November 18, 2016
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Thank SharkyMK
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