"Catalyst signals the beginning of change". This could be a new relationship made in a café, a new coffee experience or the chemical reaction that takes place when hot water is poured over ground beans.
Catalyst offers single origin everything - coffee, tea and chocolate too. This means you will know the country, farm and story of your drink. What Catalyst offers, and from who and where, will change with the seasons from both local and international roasters.
Catalyst Coffee was founded by two national barista champions from different countries. Hanna and Xin Yi met in Rimini, Italy, on the world stage - both representing their countries as competitors in 2014. The night before the competition started, Hanna had dinner with a group from Australia and New Zealand. Xin Yi was there too, as she was working for Common Man Coffee Roasters which is in partnership with Five Senses Coffee.
Backstage the next morning, Xin Yi and Hanna found their designated tables next to each other and became friends. Friendship stayed long and strong so Xin Yi decided to move to Auckland and start a business with Hanna. Welcome to Catalyst Coffee!