The NZSCA ensures that the New Zealand Barista Championship is run in close accordance with the World Barista Championship. The winner will travel to World of Coffee, Amsterdam, The Netherlands on 20-23 June 2018.
This year sees the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship in the theatre at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt.
Come on down and see New Zealand’s best baristas showcasing on the main stage! Enter the latte art throwdown as a novice or professional with prizes up for grabs! Free fluffies for all, a milk tasting game, the Coffee Guild espresso stand and a tasting of different coffee origins will entertain your taste buds with all things coffee.
On Saturday, as well as performing, the competing baristas will be making coffee for the public!
FREE ENTRY and free parking for all spectators!
Saturday 14 April – National heats 10am-4pm
Sunday 15 April – Final 10am-4:30pm
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre (next to H2O Xtreme)
836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt, Wellington
The competitors are locked in and running order has been chosen by a randomizer.
Saturday 14 April, National heats:
11:00am Logan Collinge, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington
11:25am Frank Hsu, Franks, Wellington
11:50am Nico Refiti, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth
12:15pm Brittany Cox, Down The Road Eatery & Deli, Whangarei
12:40pm Grace Choi, McCafe, Rotorua
1:05pm Bonnie Lam, The Coffee Shack, Wanaka
1:30pm Matthew Ross, Excelso, Tauranga
1:55pm John Gordon, Gorilla Gear, Auckland
2:20pm Nara Lee, Hand Picked Coffee, Auckland
The announcement of the top six 3:30/4.00pm
Sunday 15th April, Final, Six competitors:
11:00am Frank Hsu, Franks, Wellington
12:20pm John Gordon, Gorilla Gear, Auckland
1:00pm Brittany Cox, Down The Road Eatery & Deli, Whangarei
1:40pm Grace Choi, McCafe, Rotorua
2:20pm Logan Collinge, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington
Final announcement and trophies 3:30/4:00pm