Your Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Champion for 2018 is….

An epic event on stage today for the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2018.
Thanks to all the amazing people who make this happen: Sponsors, judges, volunteers, teams, spectators, and coffee industry!
The winner is John Gordon, Gorilla Gear, Auckland
Runner-up: Nico Refiti, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth
Second Runner Up: Frank Hsu, Franks, Wellington
Rounding out the finals were
4th – Logan Collinge, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington
5th – Grace Choi, McCafe, Rotorua
6th – Brittany Cox, Down The Road Eatery & Deli, Whangarei
John Gordon will represent New Zealand at the World Barista Championship taking place at World of Coffee in Amsterdam from 20 to 23 June 2018.
Photo credits: Mia Gorczynski