AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup 2015

World Brewers Cup is being held in Gothenburg, Sweden 16-18th June 2015
The NZ Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) holds the license for the national leg of the Brewer’s Cup Championship. The competition is held in strict accordnce with the World event.
This event is being held centre stage in Caffeination ‘Nz’s Festival of Coffe’
About the AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup
The AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup competition highlights the craft of filter coffee brewing by hand, promoting manual coffee brewing and service excellence.
In this Championship, competitors prepare and serve three individual beverages for a panel of judges. The Championship consists of two rounds: a first round and a finals round. During the first round competitors complete two coffee services – a compulsory service and an open service.
For the compulsory service, competitors prepare three beverages using whole bean coffee provided to them by the competition.
For the open service, competitors may use any whole bean coffee of their choosing and must also accompany their beverage preparation with a presentation. The competitor with the highest score will be named AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup Champion.
All competitiors will need to be on site by 8am for the compulsory service practice times & compulsory service section of the championship.
Thank you to our sponsors AeroPressMarcoAMC Roastery Supply NZBrita and Cafetto plus our Naming rights and compulsory coffee supplier  Ozone
Many thanks also to our official ceramic cup sponsor of NZSCA championship events 2015 ACME & CO
Find our more about the Championship at
Competitior Rules & Regulations for New Zealand
Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>
Grinder: Ditting KR805
Brewer : Marco Ecosmart Water Tower
Our Sponsors! without them we just could not run events like these….
AeroPress is thrilled to be the principal sponsor of the 2015 New Zealand Brewers Cup. Invented in 2005, the AeroPress brew method has gained huge global popularity with specialist brewers and baristas. Used by many past Brewers Cup champions, including the 2014 NZ Brewers Cup Champion, Nicolas Rapp, the AeroPress allows baristas to be creative and experimental with the brewing process.
The AeroPress brews like several brew methods combined, and is incredibly easy and fast to brew a distinct and flavourful cup of coffee. Its innovative design and brewing mimics total immersion of coffee grinds, like a plunger, a paper filter for a clean cup, such as Chemex, and an element of pressurised brewing, like an espresso machine. This resulting brew has the full flavour of plunger, with the clean grind free cup of filter methods and some finer oils present with the added pressure.
Ozone Coffee Roasters is proud to be the exclusive New Zealand distributor of the AeroPress.
Ozone Coffee Roasters is proud to be the official coffee supplier for the 2015 AeroPress NZ Brewers Cup. The coffee has been cupped by Head Roaster, Paul Newbold and Q-Grader Emily Zielinski, and selected for its exceptionally high quality and distinct flavour profile, making it the perfect coffee for the Aeropress NZ Brewers Cup.
Marco is a leading hot water delivery system company, specialising in providing hot water delivery systems, creative ideas and solutions to coffee brewers and tea brewers around the world. Our boilers and brewers are famed for their temperature accuracy and efficiency. We offer a wide range of equipment specialising in Boilers and Brewers. We have the right piece of technology for every requirement from retro fitting a water system, through to fully integrated hot water systems. We are able to help you select which piece of equipment is the right one for you. If you have any further enquiries please contact either Carl Sara or Chris White who are here at the show.
AMC Roastery Supply NZ Support NZ Roasters with Ditting, Mahlkonig & Anfim Grinders as well as Diedrich roasters and packaging machines. AMC are the proud sponsor of the Barista Champs providing the Ditting KR805 grinders. The winner will also take home a home Vario grinder
Cafetto Cafetto is a specialist manufacturer of cleaning and sanitation products for espresso, coffee brewing and dispensing equipment. Cafetto prides itself on innovative and thoughtful solutions always keeping abreast of customers’ needs to ensure a clean machine every time. Get the best from your equipment, keep it Cafetto Clean.
BRITA is the World’s No.1 Water Filter Company. BRITA is a family owned and managed company with products distributed in 60 countries.  250 million people enjoy BRITA optimised water a day.  They are the experts in drinking water optimisation with over 40 years’ experience. BRITA Professional optimises water for the respective applications.  We balance the water used in coffee to provide the right balance of minerals and hardness.  Only in this way can coffee fully develop its aroma and best crema.Using the best quality of water in preparing coffee, ensures that you maximise the customer experience. BRITA Professional’s filters allow for your machines to be optimally protected without compromise on your coffee enjoyment, look and taste.
Open Service Judges
Lead/Head Judge: Olivia Carson
Sensory 1: John Gordon
Sensory 2: Steve Barrett
Sensory 3: Emily Zieliński
Compulsory Service Judges
Lead/Head: Paul Newbold
Sensory 1: Kerry Murray
Sensory 2: Mike Dickson
Sensory 3: Evan Hawksworth