Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art and Barista Championship – Workshops 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!
The workshops are for baristas, coaches and judges alike.
Attendance to the Barista Championship workshop is a pre-requisite to judging and attending calibration, attendance to the workshops is also strongly recommended for new Latte Art Judges.
All attendees will be sent online testing prior to ensure they have a firm grip on the rules and regulations before attending.
Find out what they are all about in the links below.
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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.

Details on each event as below:
Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship Workshop 2020, 6 pm – 9 pm
The workshop is designed for anyone wanting to compete or coach in the New Zealand Latte Art Championship. We will breakdown the scoring categories so you can best prepare yourself to compete, referencing the Rules & Regulations documents from the World Coffee Event. This is not a hands-on workshop, we will not be teaching you how to pour latte art. It is a rules-based event, lecture and power-point presentation with Q&A.
As part of the workshop, we will send out a pre-test to those attending to start you thinking in terms of the rules within the Championship.
Come along and learn how to understand the rules and get the best out of your competition experience. All welcome.

Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship Workshop 2020, 9 am – 4 pm
The workshop is designed for baristas, coaches and judges alike.
The workshop is designed to better understand the intricacies of the scoresheets and how to best interpret them to scoring. This is a key tool for all baristas wanting to excel in this competition format.
It is a full-day workshop covering the technical and sensory aspects of the Championship. This workshop is invaluable for anyone serious about competing, coaching or judging New Zealand’s premiere barista event.
Championship dates 4-5 April 2020, Upper Hutt
Are you serious about competing this year?
Well, don’t listen to hearsay about past Championship events. Learn from New Zealand’s most experienced judges with the updated rules and regulations and scoresheets.
Workshop outline
This year’s workshop will cover the basic elements of scoring the Championships. The focus will be on sensory more than any other element.
Remember to read and review the new Rules and Regulations prior to the workshop.
You will be sent a link to an online written assessment prior to the workshop, and it is essential that this is completed prior to the workshop. The written assessment includes coffee knowledge and rules-based questions.
This workshop is a minimum prerequisite for all NZ Barista Championship Judges,  NO matter if you have judged prior or not. Note: Those judges that have judged the last two years consecutively please use the discounted workshop rate.

More about the 2020 Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship event itself:
FREE public entry. Tickets only apply to competitors>
The Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2020 leads to the World Latte Art Championship which will be held on 18-20 June 2020 in Warsaw, Poland.
The 2020 prize pack will include flights and accommodation to the World Latte Art Championship 2020.
The Championship will be held in strict accordance to the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations, NZ Code of Conduct and NZ Champions Terms and Conditions and other rules pertaining to the event.
Event Overview:
The Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2020 (MFNZLAC2020) highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.
The MFNZLAC2020 comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.
The preliminary round will take place on stage eight (8) minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced.
The highest-scoring six competitors will compete in the final round entirely on stage ten (10) minutes. In final of this championship, the baristas present two identical samples of ‘art in a cup’ for three different beverages: two separate sets of matching free-pour lattes and one set of matching designer pattern lattes (which may incorporate etching, or similar techniques, and surface decoration).
The first two pours will be made only with a pitcher of milk. The designer latte can be made with any surface aid at the choice of the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intends to deliver, the judges will be given a photo of the intended design prior to the start of the presentation. Artistic impressions of the design are allowed alongside the image (photo) but the photo shall be the point of reference to the judges scoring.
The beverages will be judged immediately for visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, the contrast in the patterns, and the baristas overall performance.
Event Overview Structure
This competition takes place over a day and consists of a preliminary round and a final round. Each competitor competes in the preliminary round, and then the top six will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes The New Zealand Latte Art Champion 2020. Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.
Machinery Provided on Stage:
Machines Mini Linea x 2
Grinder Mahlkonig E65S
Coffee: Atomic Veloce
For more information on the World Latte Art Championship 2020>
View the Rules and Regulations here>
New Zealand Rules and Regulations and Competitor Terms and Conditions>
Many thanks to our sponsors:
Meadow Fresh, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, La Marzocco, Cafetto, Loveramics, Atomic Coffee Roasters and Castaway

More about the Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship:
Enter the Championship now to secure your spot at the premier barista event!
This truly is the main event for Baristas in New Zealand.
The winner will travel to the World Barista Championship taking place in Melbourne, Australia, 4-7 May 2020 in conjunction with the MICE Event. Flights and accommodation will be covered as part of the Champion’s prize.
We are searching for the ‘Best Barista in New Zealand’ to represent us at the World Barista Championship 2020.
Trophies and prizes for:
The highest-ranking new competitor takes home a sweet $2,000 (in the New Zealand Championship, note that all entrants must be eligible to compete as per WBC and NZBC rules & regulations)
Outstanding milk beverage will take home $500
People’s choice wins all the bragging rights and assorted goodies & a bar tab, as voted by the people.

The World Barista Championship organisation (WBC) has licensed The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) to run the New Zealand Barista Championships from 2008 and into the future.
NZSCA is committed to running the event in close accordance with WBC standards. Our focus is on producing a field of finalists capable of competing successfully at an international level, and of course, a winner who can excel at the world finals.
If you are keen to compete there are a few things you should consider. Running to the WBC standards is time-consuming and means we can put only 20 contestants through in a day. In the event that there are more than 20 entrants for the championship, we will conduct a selection process, awarding entry to those competitors we consider best able to excel in competition conditions. This means the information entrants provide us at the time of entry is particularly important, to help us make a sound selection.
Dates and venue: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Saturday 4 April – National heats
Sunday 5 April – Final
Competitors, trainers, mentors and judges, make sure you read up on the WBC Rules, Scoresheets and Code of Conduct
Machines: La Marzocco 2 group Linea
Grinders: Mahlkonig E65s provided, EK43 & EK43s may also be used
Full rules and regulations:
Code of Conduct. NZBC Rules
Follow updates of the championship on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @nzspeccoffee
Any curly questions regarding the champs? Contact 021 415 810
The Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship 2020 is kindly sponsored by:
Meadow Fresh, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, La Marzocco, Acme & Co, Cafetto, Puqpress and Castaway
The schedule:
Friday 3 April: 10am-4pm Judges calibration, (invitation only) on-site
Friday 3 April: 4 pm Competitor briefing, on-site
Saturday 4 April: 8 am-5 pm (8:30 am Stage performance starts)
4 pm (approx) announcement of finalists debrief for competitors not continuing
Sunday 5 April : 10:30am-3pm Final
4:30 pm (approx) Announcement of Champion
Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>