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Coffee Cow is putting herself out to pasture

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After three years of coffee reviews, Virginia Winder says goodbye.

She's one of the best

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When it's a rainy day, taking coffee pictures can become ludicrous. It's all to do with light and using a discreet phone camera.

Great flavour, great service

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This was a coffee so good, I threw it back and ordered another.

Scoring a hat-trick

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For three years in a row, Shona Tuffery has delivered a perfect flat white.

The Mud Bay Cafe

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Urenui is now blessed with a new cafe worth travelling for.

Finding Eden in Bell Block

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Soaking up a winter sun in this cafe's courtyard is like being in Eden.

A buzzing experience

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This coffee hits the mark - it tastes of chocolate - Whittaker's Dark Ghana, to be exact.

The new place in town

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This week Virginia Winder heads to West Bar & Cafe, the new place in Westown.

Ultra Lounge

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Spoon scooper - one that you relish 'til the last drop - then use the spoon to scrape the rest.

Cafe Govett Brewster: Nearly perfect

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Coffee lover Virginia Winder reads and reviews flat white in cafes around the mountain in search of Taranaki's peak pick-me-up.

Petit Paris inspires challenge

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This week Virginia reviews Petit Paris and finds a barista at the top of his game.

A little bit bitter at Infusion

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A perfectly passable coffee - just with a touch of the big B.

Perfect blues in Westown

Coffee lover Virginia Winder reads and reviews flat whites in cafes around the mountain in search of Taranaki's peak pick-me-up.

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Tane Morgan deserves his 2009 Halamoana Awards Outstanding Barista title.

Full marks for Fresha

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This is a barista who knows her stuff and serves with sunshine.

Mother's Day at Waiau Estate

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Where: Waiau Estate Winery & Cafe, Onaero (revisit)

Sandwich Extreme hits perfection again

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Where: Sandwich Extreme, New Plymouth (revisit)

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Coffee in a mug doesn't quite hit the spot.

Close to perfect

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Where: Cafe @ Palmers, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth

Muffin Break ups their game

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Where: Muffin Break, Centre City, New Plymouth (revisit)

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Where: The Garlic Press, New Plymouth

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