I know what you found in the stove-top AndyCJ... I did that not so long ago... "its alive!!!!" he screamed... "its alive" ;D
Your NZ trip sounded good though and you did well to find good coffee there.
The last time I was in Auckland for work (September I think it was) Starbucks and Gloria Jeans on every second corner in the city and not a good cafe to be seen. :-X
I guess its a North Island / South Island thing. ???