About Us

Chris LambertHi I'm Chris. I'm a veteran Kiwi chef and barista with over 25 years experience. I built a solar powered cafe on Waiheke Island with my partner Susie, Solar Eating House. In 2014, in the kitchen at that iconic cafe I created, developed and perfected a premium liquid chai concentrate and called it Black Rooster. I set out to create a recipe that was better than what was being offered in cafes. We used it at the cafe and the response was pretty overwhelming. So we decided to bottle Black Rooster and share it with Waiheke Islands 100 odd eateries and coffee outlets. Now over 5,000 Black Rooster drinks are being consumed every month on Waiheke Island. We are supplying households and cafes from the far north to the deep south.