Thanks to our Cup Tasters Sponsors!

Without our Sponsors and Venue Hosts we couldn’t run our events.
Here’s a little bit about our Cup Tasters Sponsors and Venue Host and why they support us…
Official Green Coffee & Roasting Sponsor
Since starting out in 1998, we have invested in our product, people and community. Back then we were just three passionate people roasting out of a small shop in a provincial New Zealand surf town. Today, the only real difference is we have a lot more friends around the globe to learn things from and to share ideas with.
As a coffee company we get to build friendships with a huge variety of interesting and talented people who are embarking on new adventures every day. From coffee lovers through to coffee farmers, we get to connect these people and it is such a humbling and inspiring privilege.
We are proud to help support the industry through these two events that bring the NZ coffee community together for a bit of competition and a lot of fun – see you there!
Karla, Paul & the Ozone Coffee Roasters team
AMC-Logo-Black-300px-x145px Official Grinder Sponsor
“Everything for a great cup of coffee…except the beans!”
By now you will hopefully know AMC Roastery Supply as the place to get your Mahlkoenig, Ditting and Anfim grinders, thanks to our long-standing sponsorship of the New Zealand Coffee Championships. But did you know that our parent company is a third generation family-owned business that was first registered in 1950 by Alec Clubb, a canny ex-pat Scot who began importing coffee equipment in the 1960’s?
And did you also know that AMC Roastery Supply is the place to go for Diedrich coffee roasters, Actionpac packaging scales, and Fetco filter brewers? In each of the different equipment segments we supply, we have set about securing what we believe to be the best performing equipment brands in each of those segments. We try to sell solutions, not headaches.
So, if you need to “Roast It, Pack It, Grind It, or Brew It” you should give Emma, Dave or Greg a call. Go on, you know you want to!
Official Cleaning Supplies Sponsor
At Cafetto, our desire is to be an integral part of the world coffee industry, supporting and encouraging all those involved in the growth of the industry and developing innovative new products to enhance the coffee experience.
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.
So get the best from your equipment, keep it Cafetto Clean.
Chris, Stacey & the team at Cafetto
Marco final logo awOfficial Brewer Sponsor via Altura Coffee Roasters
Marco produces high quality water towers and brewers of all shapes and sizes that are perfect for home or commercial use. Altura carry several lines from Marco including Ecoboiler, Ecosmart, and Uber. And the all new Mix and SP9.
The team at Altura Coffee Roasters have been long time supporters NZ industry events through sponsorship, judge support, training and mentoring since day one. We are proud to be involved again in 2017.
Chris & the team at Altura
Official Ceramics Sponsor
Acme & Co is a Wellington-based specialty coffee cup company growing internationally thanks to early adoption by the New Zealand coffee industry.
Founded in 2011 by Jeff Kennedy and Bridget Dunn, Acme & Co aims to make the coffee experience easier and more elegant for all those involved. For those who brew and serve to those who receive and consume.
Sponsoring each and every one of the coffee competitions on the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association’s calendar provides us with insights into the various ways coffee is brewed and enjoyed.
It’s also our way of saying thanks for your support.
Love from Jeff, Bridget, Jess, Paddy and Acme
L'affare Logo PMS 1807 Horizontal

Venue Host

Established in Wellington in 1990, L’affare is a pioneer of New Zealand’s celebrated café and coffee culture.
Driven by an insatiable curiosity, we’ve covered the globe to bring the best and freshest coffee to New Zealanders.
Our iconic café in College Street remains in its original location 27 years later. And in March 2016 we opened the door to our flagship Auckland roastery, café and HQ in Newmarket: L’affare Melrose.
We’re proud to provide L’affare Melrose as the venue for the 2017 New Zealand Cup Tasters and look forward to welcoming the top cuppers in the country in the quest to find NZ’s best.
Paul, Dave and the team at L’affare

Event Partner

Huhtamaki Henderson takes pride in the fact that not only are we the only NZ large scale manufacturer of paper hot cups we also source our raw materials from sustainable sources and are PEFC certified. By supporting NZ made you are also supporting NZ manufacturing and helping to employ over 300 people. Our aim is to ensure not only do we produce superior products that meets the needs of today’s market but we do this in an ethically and socially responsible way.

As a long time supporter of the NZSCA events. We are proud to support the NZ  industry supporting the Cup Tasters Championship.

Jeff & the team at Huhtamaki

More details on what is this event all about? Here>

Free public entry for spectators, come on down & join us for a tasty brown in this fast paced fun championship.