Our Story

Three Llamas Gourmet Coffee

Three Llamas Gourmet Coffee was originally set up in Perú, successfully sourcing, roasting and selling specialty coffees in their capital city Lima. Seven years ago we moved our whole operation to New Zealand. We now offer our distinctive coffee here in Aotearoa, freshly roasted locally in Woodend, North Canterbury.

Three llamas at expo cafe in Lima 2013

I am a Kiwi and my wife Cecelia is Peruvian. We have a combined background of over 20 years as fruit scientists in New Zealand.

As such we have designed our products emphasising the healthiness and goodness a natural drink such as coffee could offer, topped up with exceptional flavour and aroma characteristic of Specialty coffees. We also live by the values of giving back to the coffee growers and their communities (without them we wouldn't have coffee!!). We do this through financial support and proving our horticultural expertise to help and motivate them to grow better and more sustainable coffee.


This is our story and we are proud to offer our Three Llamas Gourmet Coffee in New Zealand!


Richard Jackman,

Founder and coffee lover.