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Zoe Cole

Zoe Cole

Sales & Account Manager

Zoe Cole

Zoe looks after the needs of Kokako’s outposts and stockists, from technical support to offering extra help over a coffee and chat. After discovering coffee in 2001 while working at her parents’ Lighthouse Cinema, she’s come a long way, but still learns something every day.

Zoe Cole

Sales & Account Manager

Zoe looks after the needs of Kokako’s outposts and stockists, from technical support to offering extra help over a coffee and chat. After discovering coffee in 2001 while working at her parents’ Lighthouse Cinema, she’s come a long way, but still learns something every day.

Kim Workman

Kim Workman

Assistant Manager at Kokako Café

Kim Workman

Our café manager Kim has been working in hospitality 
since her parents bought a cafe in Katikati in 1994. She has open and run cafes and restaurants in New Zealand and London, and loves making Kokako customers their first coffee of the day.

Kim Workman

Assistant Manager at Kokako Café

Our café manager Kim has been working in hospitality 
since her parents bought a cafe in Katikati in 1994. She has open and run cafes and restaurants in New Zealand and London, and loves making Kokako customers their first coffee of the day.

Chris Unkovich

Chris Unkovich

Head Coffee Roaster

Chris Unkovich

Chris has been in the coffee industry for nearly 20 years and has been roasting for the last 15 years. He is passionate about our industry and the craft of roasting and tasting coffee.

Chris Unkovich

Head Coffee Roaster

Chris has been in the coffee industry for nearly 20 years and has been roasting for the last 15 years. He is passionate about our industry and the craft of roasting and tasting coffee.

Stephen Stratford

Stephen Stratford

Operations Manager

Stephen Stratford

Stephen works with our team to keep all things running smoothly. He got his start as a barista in Wellington’s Krazy Lounge café in 2000 and never looked back, except when the wilderness calls and he’d rather be climbing mountains.

Stephen Stratford

Operations Manager

Stephen works with our team to keep all things running smoothly. He got his start as a barista in Wellington’s Krazy Lounge café in 2000 and never looked back, except when the wilderness calls and he’d rather be climbing mountains.

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy

Managing Director

Mike Murphy

Managing Director Mike has developed Kokako since buying the business from its founders in 2007. He has a keen interest in concept and product development, design, ideation and innovation and leads the ongoing development of the Kokako brand.

Mike Murphy

Managing Director

Managing Director Mike has developed Kokako since buying the business from its founders in 2007. He has a keen interest in concept and product development, design, ideation and innovation and leads the ongoing development of the Kokako brand.

Hannah Cho

Hannah Cho

Barista Trainer & QC

Hannah Cho

Hannah discovered her dream job of barista in 2011, and now trains them to her own high standards. She feels that a customer’s faith in her abilities is a gift, a responsibility and a privilege. Hannah likens life to a double ristretto; short, sweet, occasionally bitter, but mostly exciting.

Hannah Cho

Barista Trainer & QC

Hannah discovered her dream job of barista in 2011, and now trains them to her own high standards. She feels that a customer’s faith in her abilities is a gift, a responsibility and a privilege. Hannah likens life to a double ristretto; short, sweet, occasionally bitter, but mostly exciting.

Tim Gurr

Tim Gurr

Assistant Roaster

Tim Gurr

Tim’s role encompasses everything from roasting and packing, to quality control and maintaining our roasting machines. He loves working with great people, and widening his technical knowledge and the science behind roasting an excellent batch of beans.

Tim Gurr

Assistant Roaster

Tim’s role encompasses everything from roasting and packing, to quality control and maintaining our roasting machines. He loves working with great people, and widening his technical knowledge and the science behind roasting an excellent batch of beans.

Joe Prisk

Joe Prisk

Manager at Kokako Café

Joe Prisk

Joe’s first hospitality job title was ‘Burrito Technician’. Most of all he loves interacting with customers on a daily basis, followed by his morning coffee. Joe understands that just asking someone how they are, can make a world of difference.

Joe Prisk

Manager at Kokako Café

Joe’s first hospitality job title was ‘Burrito Technician’. Most of all he loves interacting with customers on a daily basis, followed by his morning coffee. Joe understands that just asking someone how they are, can make a world of difference.