Everyone has an inner strength our Samāori Warrior is a reminder never to give up, never to be controlled, underminded and to stand tall with mana (pride) and always fa’amalosi (strong).
The war weapons in Samāori Logo – Taiaha (NZ Maori) and Nifo Oti (Samoa) are strong pieces that are very significant traditional trademarks that represent NZ, Maori and Samoa.
Both pieces are held with utmost respect to both cultures. Samāori is proud to represent and keep connection to the values and wisdom instilled by generations before us. The inner warrior and strength of these two cultures together are very powerful and spiritually through belief of the presence of ancestors Samāori aroha/alofa (love) is a voice that speaks “never give up”
Samāori not only wants to build a brand that connects with a diverse multicultural society but a brand that inspires through passion of culture by adding unique point of difference and flavor!
Samāori is a brand that supports culture and sees value in giving back and generating income to families in Samoa by sourcing and creating signatures that enable to bring in local ingredients where possible.
Creating pathways for our Pasifika/ Maori Youth to be empowered and have confidence is another core value.
Jessica’s family from Saleaula (Lava fields) Savaii own land/plantation in the village with many crops bearing coconut, taro, bananas, guava, mango, paw paw, pineapple, noni and Cacao (KOKO) Samoa.
The vision is to open the doors again for new ventures and opportunities and rebuild wealth within the village and all the families that reside in the village and its surrounding neighbours.
THE “REAL” & “ORIGINAL”
Aufai Jessica, and Paully from Ngati Paoa are very proud to connect direct with Coffee Plantation farmer/s located on the beautiful tropical island and homeland of Samoa.
Determined to deliver a REAL Samāori Original Blend and add truth to their Brand and Story Aufai Jessica wanted to source Samoan Green Beans! This she believed would help create that point of difference in the Auckland Market and an opportunity to establish more than just coffee “passion of culture”.
Earlier in January 2019 Jessica receives her first Natural Samoan Green Bean Coffee sample direct from one of the family farmers whom she connected with. With excitement the beans were taken in an orange mitre 10 bucket straight to a friend and local contract roaster for testing.
With quality being the main focus the couple choose a contractor coffee roaster who understood their passion to help kick start the journey of delivering and bringing to market the most unique Samāori Blend with Samoan Beans! Operating a one of its kind Fluid Air Roaster in South Auckland the blend was roasted as a single origin, examined after roasting and left for degassing.
After a few days Jessica returned to roastery to chat about the options and quality of the Natural Samoan Beans. With a few caffeine hits experimenting with flavor profiles a blend started to form and from their the decision to move forward and deliver this incredibly unique blend and point of difference to our Auckland market.
Infusing a premium dose of beans from SAMOA an ethical sustainable blend Samāori delivered!
The final touch from an idea and story to come true and a new chapter begins…