Thanks to our New Zealand Cup Tasters sponsors 2018

Without our Sponsors and Venue Hosts, we couldn’t run our events.
Here’s a little bit about our 2018 Cup Tasters Sponsors and Venue Host and why they support us…
OzoneCoffeeRoastersOfficial Green Coffee & Roasting Sponsor
We are coffee roasters and hospitality experts. 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.
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.
We are proud to help support the industry through this event that brings 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?
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!
Cafetto_brown_RGBOfficial 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 & the team at Cafetto
Marco final logo awOfficial Brewer Sponsor via L’affare
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.
See you there!
Marco & L’affare
Acme_lockupOfficial 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.
For more information contact
Official Packaging Sponsor
Castaway® brings their passion for the coffee industry to the New Zealand Cup Tasters 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.
The team at Castaway
L'affare Logo PMS 1807 HorizontalVenue 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 2018 New Zealand Cup Tasters and look forward to welcoming the top cuppers in the country in the quest to find New Zealand’s best.
Paul, Dave and the team at L’affare
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.