Thanks to our Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2018 – Sponsors!

The Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2018 event is here!
Thanks to the generous, passionate support of the following sponsors, this year’s epic event has been made possible by the following companies:

Official Naming Rights & Milk Sponsor
At Meadow Fresh we love coffee. Our milk is used to make over 80 million coffees a year so we feel a strong responsibility to support New Zealand’s coffee industry. We have proudly sponsored the New Zealand Latte Art Championship since its inception, and are also the name sponsor of the New Zealand Barista Championship.
We think that our Permeate Free Meadow Fresh milk makes a great coffee, so we asked an independent research agency, Colmar Brunton, to put it to the test. We are proud to be able to say that seven out of 10 experienced baristas prefer Meadow Fresh Original Milk over Anchor Original Milk for making coffee*. New Zealand baristas are already awesome, but with Meadow Fresh, you can push coffee perfection further – have you tried it yet?
We wish all competitors the best of luck and look forward to seeing you at the champs.
Julia, Biddy and the Meadow Fresh Team
*Source: Colmar Brunton, 2017, Project Barista, N=31

Official Machine Sponsor
Established in 1904, Victoria Arduino is a company not just rich in history, they are an organization with an uncompromising passion for improving the quality of espresso through their products.
In 2013, Espresso Mechanics jumped at the opportunity to partner with one of the world’s most recognized and progressive espresso machine manufacturers and the chance to distribute their products into the NZ market.
Casey, Rob and our respective teams are truly excited about sponsoring this year’s Barista Championship and can’t wait to combine our “World Class” machinery with NZ’s best talent.
Casey, Rob and the team at Espresso Mechanics & Atomic Coffee Roasters
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
Cafetto has been a proud sponsor of the New Zealand Barista Championships since 2005, providing cleaning and sanitation solutions across espresso, coffee brewing and beverage dispensing equipment. Cafetto is the industry leader in effective organic and eco-friendly cleaning solutions, offering products to improve equipment performance and easing the cleaning processes.
Good luck to all the competitors in the 2018 New Zealand Barista Championship!
Chris, Doug and the Cafetto team
Official Packaging Sponsor
Castaway® brings their passion for the coffee industry to the New Zealand Barista Championship in 2018.
A trusted brand among roasters and baristas, the Castaway® range has grown to include all types of single-use packaging from coffee cups and coffee bag to carry trays and accessories. With our Australian-based facilities, we manufacture high-quality cups and lids that enable swift service and satisfying coffee experiences.
We’re extremely proud to come on board in 2018 as packaging sponsor for the New Zealand Championship events and look forward to meeting everyone at the competition.
Keep an eye out for our special promotional coffee cups making an appearance at the event!
The team at Castaway

Official Porcelain Sponsor
Wellington-based Acme & Co was founded in 2011 in order to bring colourful, durable and importantly user-friendly ceramics into the local espresso market. This year we are launching a broader range of porcelain that we will be gifting competitors and volunteers.
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 the wonderful support.
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Official Brewer Sponsor
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.
This year, we’re partnering with Marco Beverage Systems to showcase their innovative brewing methods. For over thirty years Marco Beverage Systems have been a leading provider of hot water and coffee systems for the global specialty tea and coffee industries. Marco specialises in precision and quality, ensuring that every cup brewed on a Marco machine tastes as good as the last.
We look forward to this great combination, tasting some delicious coffees and showcasing our Marco brewers at the Barista Championship.
See you there!
Marco & L’affare
More details on what is this event all about? Here>
Free public entry for spectators, come on down and join us!