From A Dairy Farm In Hamilton To The Red Cherry
Born out of an old apple packing shed, Red Cherry Roasters & Co has been a popular Cambridge cafe since it’s opening back in 2003.
Having changed hands twice since then – it’s now owned by Fin and Emma Maclennan. However, less than a year ago this husband and wife duo were about as far away from cafe living as it gets…
A dairy farm in Hamilton to be exact!
But after a while milking 660 cows every morning started to lose its appeal…
So when Red Cherry cafe came on the market, the couple jumped at the opportunity!
It was the perfect fit – especially for Fin, who’s a qualified chef and patisserie chef by trade and has worked in a number of Auckland and London restaurants. Emma’s also a coffee freak (like many of us), so they were both stoked when they realised they could turn their passions into a viable business.
Overall, they believe the ingredients of a great cafe are:
- Quality food
- Fabulous coffee
- And above all… a fantastic atmosphere!