New Zealand Championship Workshops – Barista and Latte Art 2020

Two workshops over one evening and one day. These workshops are designed for competing baristas, coaches and judges alike. Join one or both for a discounted rate!
Are you keen to judge/compete/coach in the Championship for the 2020 season?
The judges’ positions are varied. We need technical, sensory and visual judges for the two Championships. Please note that industry and coffee experience is a prerequisite to judging.
Judging is an excellent way to network with coffee contemporaries, learn technical and sensory skills and be exposed to some extraordinary coffee. It is also a vital step for anyone who has World Barista Championship judging as a professional ambition.
Most of all, it’s a lot of fun!
Crucial to doing well in the Championships is understanding those rules!  Pull apart the rules and regulations to gain valuable knowledge and understanding of what the judges are looking for.
These workshops are valuable for trainers, coffee account managers and anyone invested in their coffee career.With the successful introduction of the Latte Art workshop in 2019, we have changed up the workshops to suit both Championships for 2020.  Multiple ticket options are available with discounts to Guild members and judges who have judged previously. Please note that completing the workshop does not guarantee your place on the judging panel. Calibration is a requirement in the process too. Judges are chosen after the calibration by the NZSCA judges committee will receive a free Championship t-shirt, ceramic Championship cup and certificate at the end of the event.
All attendees will be sent online testing prior to ensure they have a firm grip on the rules and regulations before attendance.

Latte Art Workshop: Friday 17 January 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Barista Championship Workshop: Saturday 18 January 2020 9 am – 4 pm.
Latte Art Workshop: Thursday 23 January 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Barista Championship Workshop: Friday 24 January 2020 9 am – 4 pm.
Latte Art Workshop: Thursday 30 January 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm.
Barista Championship Workshop: Friday 31 January 2020 9 am – 4 pm.

New Zealand Latte Art Championship
Calibration – 9am – 4 pm Saturday 29 February 2020, Venue TBC Auckland
Stage Round: 8 am- 5 pm Sunday 1 March 2020, Venue TBC Auckland
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New Zealand Barista Championship
Calibration – 9 am – 4 pm Friday 3 April 2020, Expressions, Upper Hutt
Open Heats – 7.30am Saturday 4 April April, Expressions, Upper Hutt
Final –, Sunday 5 April 2020, Expressions, Upper Hutt
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You are required to attend judges training and calibration. Please remember to prepare for the Championship by:
+ Learning the World Barista Championship Rules and Regulations and learning the scoresheets
+ Consuming single shot espressos and milk-based beverages in the lead up to the Championship
+ Increasing your coffee consumption in the lead up to the Championship
+ Using the Championship protocols when consuming espresso beverages
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Contact Emma MW NZSCA Event Manager for any questions around judging or workshops. 021 415 810