About Us

Since 1996 in the Manawatu

The early days

It has been many years since 1996 when the Manawatu Coffee Roasting Coffee Company appeared in Palmerston’s Coleman Mall and later George Street.

Original owner, Donne Mardle, started initially roasting with a 12kg Otto Swadla – mainly for himself, friends and one cafe. We still supply that same commercial cafe!

Current owners, Sally and Brian, purchased Ebony Coffee Roasters in 2012 and have grown the business many fold with a knowledgeable, loyal team.

Ebony Coffee has paved its way into many local and further afield, coffee drinkers daily lives.

208 Featherston Street


Today, the Roastery at 208 Featherston Street has a commercial coffee supply and barista training focus. We also create brand awareness with a busy espresso bar & retail coffee accessory sales from the Roastery. You can smell the coffee roasting here on either our 30kg Petroncini or 5kg Probat roasters.

We’re proud to be members of the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA)

Ebony Coffee has Roastery Direct bean sales for your home use. Feel free to bring your own clean airtight container.

Stocking an extensive range of espresso blends, decafs and interesting microlots of single origin specialities for espresso or filter brewing.

We stock the European manufactured Expobar | CREM domestic espresso machines & parts and all your coffee accessories requirements and a very wide range of reusables.

The next generation of individuals who wish to develop their curiosity for coffee enjoy a chat with our staff.

It’s that age-old quest for the perfect brew.

Our Local community

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We like supporting our local community too (gentle plug) – Go see the next play at one of the few remaining professional Theatres in NZ – Centrepoint Theatre – talented actors at work!

We support cycling Manawatu – Junior girls Novice Tour and many other local cultural and sporting activities.

Factory door bean sales are growing too. We are encouraging the public back for their caffeine hit direct! Every week someone wanders in, saying that they wondered where Ebony Coffee went from George Street and how pleased they are to be able to purchase a favourite blend again.

Keep following your noses to the Ebony Coffee Roastery, we look forward to meeting you all.

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