And the winner of the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2019 is Dove Chen!

An epic event on stage today for the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2019.
Thanks to all the amazing people who make this happen: Sponsors, judges, volunteers, teams, spectators, and the coffee industry!
The winner is Dove Chen, Grey Street Kitchen, Hamilton
Runner-up: Heesun Christina Lee, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland
Second Runner Up: Ken Te, Society Coffee, Auckland
Rounding out the final were:
4th – Matthew Ross, Excelso, Tauranga
5th – Johnny Leung, Archie Cafe, Auckland
Dove will represent New Zealand at the World Barista Championship taking place at SCA in Boston from 11 to 14 April 2019.