Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2015

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Stage round: Friday 2oth March
9:00am Michael Boyd / Jingyi Gao
9:23am Takahito Koyanagi / Louise Chapman
9:41am Michael Rockell / Wayner Moreno
9:59am Calvin Mun / Sam Low
10:17am Peter Kim / Yihua (Cody) Cao
10:35am Ken Shi / Leo Li
Announcement of top 6 11:30am
Final starts at 12 mid-day
Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship.. 
The NZ Latte Art Championship leads to the World Latte Art Championship
The NZ Latte Art Champion prize pack will include flights, accommodation at the World Latte Art Championship, and a Mahlkonig Vario home grinder from AMC Roastery Supply NZ.
The NZ Latte Art Championship will be held in strict accordance to the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct and other rules pertaining to the event.
Event Overview
The Latte Art Championship highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.
The Championship comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.
During the preliminary round there are two components: one in the bar area where a single creative pattern is produced and photographed (10) minutes, and the other on stage (8) minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced.
The photographs will be judged by a panel of a minimum of 4 judges: 3 certified NZLAC judges and 1 judge who may be chosen for their artistic expertise (chef, artist, designer etc.), who may not have coffee expertise.
The highest-scoring six competitors will compete in the final round entirely on stage (10) minutes. In final of this championship the baristas present two identical samples of ‘art in a cup’ for 3 different beverages – a latte, a macchiato and a signature beverage. The two first pairs made only with a pitcher of milk. The signature beverage can be made with any surface aid at the choice of the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intended to deliver, the judges will be given a picture of the signature beverage design prior to the start of the presentation.
The beverages will be judged immediately for visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in the patterns, and the baristas overall performance.
Event Overview Structure
This competition takes place over 2 days and consists of a preliminary round and a finals round. Each competitor competes in the preliminary round, and then the top 6 will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes the NZ Latte Art Champion. (Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.)
The competition will be held in strict accordance with the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations and scoring, visit
View the Rules and Regulations here>
NZ Rules & Regs and competitior Terms & Conditions
Calibration and bar section: 19th March (not open to the public)
Public competition:20th March
The winner will represent New Zealand at the World event, flights and accomodation are covered. The winner will also take home a Mahlkonig Vario home grinder
World Latte Art Championship
The World Latte Art Championship will be taking place in Gothenburg, Sweeden 16-18th June 2015
Many thanks to our sponsors
Meadow FreshCafetto Rancilio espresso machines supplied by AlturaAMC Roastery Supply NZBrita Ebony Coffee
Many thanks also to our official ceramic cup sponsor of NZSCA championship events 2015 ACME & CO
Offical ceramic cup sponsor of the championship ACME & CO. offical cup sizes: All latte ACME 190ml Cappuccino, Machiato, ACME 70ml Demitasse
Machines: Rancillo
Grinders: Mahlkonig K30
Coffee: Ebony Coffee
Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>
Our Sponsors! without them we just could not run events like these….
Meadow Fresh Meadow Fresh are the proud sponsors of the NZ Latte Art Champs and have been for over 4 years proving our commitment to bringing you the best milk to make the best coffees… and we’ve been doing so for over 60 years now.  Meadow Fresh… It’s all good.
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 Championship grinders the Mahlkonig K30 Vario. The winner will also receive 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.