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The Drinks Merchants: Wellness beverage distributors from Auckland, New Zealand

Our Friends Steve and Luke

The Drinks Merchants: Steve and Luke are specialist beverage distributors and the purveyors of wellness beverages in Auckland, New Zealand.

Insight into the New Zealand Cafe scene

1. Why are you nuts about Almo?

Being dairy free, we are always on the hunt for high-quality, dairy-free alternatives. Unfortunately, the market is flooded with low-quality almond milks which have a low quantity of almonds and are filled with unnatural ingredients. So, Almo stood out for us because as it is a high-end product with a natural and nutrient dense ingredient list, with no hidden chemicals. What is more, the milk is creamy and superior in taste and is also barrister friendly, making the perfect almond milk latte. The epic design is eye-catching and sets the product apart from others. Finally we’re nuts about Almo because it is made right here in the sunny Hawkes Bay.

2. What do customers have to say Almo?

We continuously receive positive feedback from our customers. The feedback is usually regarding the taste and from barristers finding the milk easy to work with. Above all, Almo actually tastes like almond milk. Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of what is in their foods, and are now demanding product without added sugars, additives and preservatives. Cafes are starting to understand that the cheaper almond milks used by baristas are low in quality and poor in taste, they are actively looking for a quality product which their customers enjoy the taste and health benefits.

3. Tell us…is there a difference between a Kiwi flat white and the Australian version?

New Zealand isn’t short of well-known coffee roasters, and of course, the flat white was invented in good old New Zealand  – Let’s say NZ, nice and strong.

4. Where do you find the best coffee in Auckland?

The best coffee in Auckland would have to be at the Allpress Roastery – Caffetteria. Highly recommend.

5. Where do you find the best coffee in Wellington?

Hands down Frank’s on The Terrace! They are renowned for exquisite cups of caffeine and make one of the best Almo almond milk flat whites! Their food is delicious too.

116 The Terrace
Central, Wellington
Mon-Fri 6:30am-4:30pm
Sat 8am-3pm
(04) 499 3679

5 Riddiford Street
Newtown, Wellington
Mon-Fri 7am-4pm
Sat 8am-4pm
(04) 389 9222

6. What criteria do you use to select the beverages you distribute?

From the get-go, it’s been about supplying premium products with a natural ingredient list which taste great too. We continually look to support products that are great for your health and not just fads. We are a health conscious team, we believe in each product, distributing only those ourselves and our families would consume.



Woolworths Stocks Almo Almond Milk

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What’s in Almo?

From hipsters only to mainstream Almond milk is becoming increasingly popular. It used to only be consumed by vegan hipsters.

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