September 2018 - Our Coffee History.  Detail from Juliet Peter’s “Wartime Fair” (1943).  The Fair was part of a fundraising effort for the Patriotic League at the Christchurch King Edwards Barracks, during the Second World War.  Shown is a ‘Real American Coffee’ stall.

 Juliet Peter’s exhibition “Where the Line Leads” runs till 20th January 2019 at the Christchurch Art Gallery.

September 2018 - Espresso caravan.  The espresso caravan has left the garage and gone to a new life in Tauranga.  Keep an eye out for it.

September 2018 – Greasy city.  Noisy, fumey, diesel powered vacuum loader. Called to unblock grease the trap at our new neighbouring restaurant.  Hoping this doesn’t happen often.

These guys regularly visit the new restaurant.

September 2018.  Feminist Technology.  Knitted brooches by Arielle Walker. Part of an exhibition at Masterworks Gallery : “Empowering Woman – 125 years of Woman’s Suffrage of Aotearoa”.

The brooches sent from Scotland, hence the kilt safety pin.  Arielle is currently on her sponsored art research project in Northern Europe.

All at Miller’s look forward to her return.

September 2018 – Green space.  Ume fruit on Upper Queen.

Liam’s permaculture project, with a flush of spring growth.

September 2018 - Street Art.  Andrew Steel artwork in Cross Street.

September 2018 - Private Penis.  How private?

September 2018 – Men at Work.  Six months ago since the last repair on the water-main leak.  Time to do it again.

Thanks guys, hopefully the repairs last a little longer this time.

September 2018 - K Rd classics.

September 2018 – Ripe Deli.  A new building in Great North Road (the continuation of Karangahape Road) or as this building calls it GNR. Here you buy, Lamborghini, Aston Martin and Bentleys.  The building has a Deli called ‘Ripe’.

Do they drink espresso out of cardboard cups in Sant’Agata Bolognese?

Coffee ok,  counter food is good, staff are charming.  They only serve serve coffee in cardboard cups, and the food on cardboard plates.  Do Bentley owners use porcelain?

September 2018 - Twin Lamborghini’s.  Miller’s Coffee  have two Lamboghini’s.  One for the roaster, one for the after burner.

September 2018 - Surrealism.  Do you have enough surrealism in your life?  If not you need to see this man, our local surreal-estate agent.

September 2018 - Gratis Postcards.  For more than twenty years Miller's has provided postcards for customers.

Currently five postcards are available.

Miriana Arnold

Rena Pearson


One side is branding. The other side is blank. People do what they wish.  Recently we asked a few regulars for an artwork using the cards.

“Frank” again

3D Miller’s” by John Radford

This 'Postcard art / writing' series: to be continued.

Elizabeth C