New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship 2018

Do you have a palate? Can you taste? You can win this Championship!!
The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) holds the license to run the national leg of the World Cup Tasters Championship.
The Championship is held in strict accordance with the WCE’s Rules and Regulations. The World Cup Taster’s Championship will be taking place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil during International Coffee Week 7-9 November 2018
About the New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship
The New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.
Coffees of the world have many distinct taste characteristics and in this competition format, the objective is for the cupper to discriminate between the different coffees. Three cups are placed in a triangle, with two cups being identical coffees and one cup being a different coffee.  Using skills of smell, taste, attention and experience, the cupper will identify the odd cup in the triangle as quickly as they can.
A total of eight triangles are placed in each round. Then the top four will compete again in the final round to determine the next New Zealand Cup Tasters Champion.
Thank you to our sponsors: Ozone Coffee RoastersMarco via L’affareCafettoAMC Roastery Supply NZ ACME & CO, Castaway and venue host L’affare.
New Zealand Rules & Competitor terms & conditions
Find out more about the championship and the Rules & Regulations at 
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Who’s up to cup? Competitors so far:
Cameron Hoogervorst, Vivace Espresso, Christchurch
Takahito Koyanagi, Toasted Espresso, Auckland
Tania Kitto, Pomeroy’s Coffee & Tea, Nelson
Olivia Walsh, Sublime Coffee Roasters, Nelson
Ewan Kim, L’affare, Auckland
Tia Guyton, Roast Co, Auckland
Veronica Man, JDE Group, Auckland
An Nguyen, JDE Group, Auckland
Stu Hargie, JDE Group, Auckland
Andrew Payne, Suntory Coffee, Auckland
Carly Black, Coffee Supreme, Auckland
Clare Kearney, Mojo Coffee, Wellington
Sarah Stephen, Mojo Coffee, Wellington
John Cole, Mojo Coffee, Wellington
Logan Ellis, Mojo Coffee, Auckland
Shine Kim, Coffee Lab, Auckland
Sally McMath, L’affare, Wellington
Isaac Seyb, Toasted Espresso, Auckland
Pat Russell, JDE Group, Auckland
Michael Stevens, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth
James Hennessey, Atomic Coffee, Auckland
Daisy Dong, Aoraki Coffee, Waikato
Mieko Matsuo, OCTO Ltd, Auckland
Nicky Scoltock, Pomeroy’s Coffee & Tea, Nelson
Tammy Yang, TM & Co Studio, Auckland
Hailey Seo, TOB Coffee, North Shore
Seulki Park, Independent, Auckland
Angus Lin, Story Coffee, Auckland
Chiao Cheng, Story Coffee, Auckland
May Chan, Story Coffee, Auckland
Antonia Izard-Price, Rocket Coffee, Hamilton
Eddie Chae, L’affare, Auckland
Candice Douglas, Suntory, Auckland