Two Award Winning Baristas
Christchurch's Best Coffee
Luciano Marcolino is an award-winning barista many times over, and brings his love of coffee to another quality cafe in Christchurch. Having rebuilt Luciano Espresso Bar in the City after the Canterbury earthquakes, Luciano has joined forces with “Q” at Strange Bandit to breathe fresh new air into the city’s northwestern cafe scene.
Zhen Xu ("Q")
Q’s passion for all things coffee comes a close match to his business partner and mentor Luciano. Q has already racked up his own line of awards since beginning work with Luciano’s team on Moorhouse Av 4 years ago, covering barista skills and coffee art. Strange Bandit is Q’s dream to run his own cafe come true.
Want Great Coffee?
Dumb question, right? Great coffee isn’t rocket science, but it DOES take dedication and passion. We have all that at Strange Bandit, backed up by years of experience making thousands of coffees and earning the awards from our peers. Want great coffee?
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