Coffee is a national institution in New Zealand. Along with cake - always a pleasing combination, particularly around 11am. New Zealanders take their coffee very seriously and you can get it more ways than MizHB has shoes - ristretto, piccolo, macciato, vienna, long black, short black - the list goes on. Having always been a bog standard latte girl, I am boggled by the coffee decisions facing me. Fortunately, there is no such thing as a bad coffee (unless you defect to Starbucks). Usually I need milk in my coffee to make it drinkable, but out here I have braved black coffee for the first time, and I have to say, it's pretty good.