2016 Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Champs results

This year’s champs were yet another step up from last year in terms of the standard put forward by the competitors. The commitment, passion, creativity and professionalism demonstrated was truly inspiring.
This year we hosted the champs in the Mac’s function centre, on Wellington’s waterfront. This proved to be an space very well suited to us. Baristas had plenty of space to prepare, the audience were right up close to all the action, and our event partners were within earshot of the action and able to engage with public, competitors and audience members alike.
As ever, our events are made possible thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, judges and of course our sponsors. Huge thanks to all of them.
Our 2016 Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Champion is Calvin Ko!
This year’s Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship was hotly contested. It seems we say the same thing every year, but every year it’s true – the level has gone up again. Calvin raised the bar yet again. As 2014’s Runner-up, Calvin is no stranger to competition and is pumped to represent NZ in Shanghai at the end of this month. We’re so proud of all our competitors who put themselves on the line for he chance t represent New Zealand. NZ’s Top six are:
Champion – Calvin Ko
Runner -up Leo Li
3rd Isaac Yu
4th Cody Cao
5th Takahito Koyanagi
6th Zhen Xu (Q)
We are so grateful to our Championship partners – Meadow Fresh, Ebony Coffee, Astoria c/Incafe,  Cafetto, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, Pullman Tampers c/Atomic Coffee Roasters and ACME & Co
We wish our champions all the best for their road to the world championships. They not only have the hopes of a nation with them, they also have the expertise of the industry’s best, at their disposal.