About Us



Rabbit Island Coffee Co is a family owned and operated business, where we all come together and share our passion for coffee. 

We started roasting coffee in Cairns in 2010, where we were the first specialty coffee roaster in Far North Queensland. After years of coffee roasting in Australia and exposure to some wonderful mentors and coffee education, we moved back home to New Zealand to start Rabbit Island Coffee Co on Mapua Wharf.

Despite the highly saturated coffee industry here in NZ, we knew our roasting style was a little bit different and unique enough to stand out from the rest. After being offered the perfect set up spot on Mapua Wharf, we knew that the Nelson, Tasman region was ready for a boutique roaster that focused on quality. 

To this day, our specialty coffee beans are enjoyed in cafes and homes all across New Zealand, and we rest assured knowing that the coffee farmers who grow our beans have been rewarded for their exceptional product.