Thanks to our Championship Sponsors 2020 and beyond.

Our events are dependant on the willing support of our generous Sponsors. We would like to take the time to give thanks to you all!
We are proud of our history in curating longstanding relationships within our dynamic industry and appreciate the sponsors who we have worked with along the way.  We are conscious of fostering new relationships always with the holistic view of improving the Championships, the industry and growing our community.
Our three 2020 Championship events are the NZ Cup Tasters, the Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art and the Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship We also have our sponsors for our Coffee in Good Spirits Throwdown event!

Introducing our Sponsors for the 2020/21/22 Championships

Official Naming Rights & Milk Sponsor  2020/21/22 Barista & Latte Art
The team at Meadow Fresh love coffee, and with over 80 million coffees made each year with Meadow Fresh milk, they think it’s important to do their part to support New Zealand’s coffee industry. That’s why they are so proud to be a long-time supporter of the NZSCA and are excited to be the naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Barista Championship and New Zealand Latte Art Championship.
Meadow Fresh is passionate about making the perfect flat white – and it turns out they’ve nailed it! Independent research agency Colmar Brunton found that 7/10 experienced baristas preferred using Meadow Fresh Original milk over Anchor Original milk for making a flat white. This is because Meadow Fresh makes their milk differently. Their milk is permeate-free, meaning the protein levels in the milk aren’t standardised. On average, this means Meadow Fresh milk has 25% higher protein levels than the industry regulated minimums – which has awesome benefits for making coffee! Meadow Fresh can confidently say that its milk helps baristas push coffee perfection further.

Offical Cleaning Supplies Sponsor 2020/21/22 all events
Cafetto has been with us from the start and continues to support us now and into the future as our official cleaning supplies sponsor. They are involved in all three of our Championship events, Barista, Cup Tasters and Latte Art.
Some words from Cafetto: Cafetto has been a long-standing and proud sponsor of the New Zealand Barista Championship and NZ events since 2005. With a commitment to innovation, particularly in the area of organics and eco-friendly products, Cafetto continues to provide the New Zealand coffee industry with the most effective cleaning products across all types of coffee machines.
A huge congratulations to all the competitors taking part. We wish you all the best of luck for the championships.
Chris and the Cafetto team

Official Grinder Sponsor 2020/21/22 all events.CIGS Throwdown 2020
“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 1960s?
And did you also know that AMC Roastery Supply is the place to go for Diedrich coffee roasters, Actionpac packaging scales, and Fetco filter brewers? In each of the different equipment segments we supply, we have set about securing what we believe to be the best performing equipment brands in each of those segments. We try to sell solutions, not headaches.
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!

Official Porcelain Sponsor 2020/21/22 Barista and Cup Tasters
Since their inception as the only New Zealand porcelain cup supplier, ACME & Co have supported our events, from Symposiums through to battling baristas. They are supporting two of our Championship events, Barista and Cup Tasters.
Some words from ACME & Co: Wellington-based Acme & Co was founded in 2011 in order to bring colourful, durable and importantly user-friendly ceramics into the local espresso market.
We have just introduced a new espresso and filter range called, Roman. Roman; is a finer, lighter cup. Created for modern espresso and coffee. Using a new porcelain material we’re able to make sure it’s durable for everyday use but also light and almost translucent. Also, we finally have a full cutlery range to match our teaspoons and we’re getting back into tableware. So watch this space!
We love sponsoring the New Zealand Speciality Coffee Associations events and supporting this amazing community. By gifting our wares to the competitors and volunteers, it’s our way of giving thanks to all of the hard work they put in.
If you would like to get in touch and say hi, please just contact Megan,

Official Cup Sponsor 2020/21/22 Latte Art 
In New Zealand, Loveramics is exclusively distributed by Espresso Workshop Coffee Roasters. The Loveramics EGG range is the official supplier of the World Latte Art competition cups.
Some words from Loveramics New Zealand: Launched in 2011 Loveramics has rapidly become an internationally recognised ceramics brand, synonymous with quality and craftsmanship. Loveramics are breaking the proverbial mould on pottery. Shattering stereotypes on classical and formal approaches, through stylish contemporary designs where our passion is evident in every piece.
What inspired the team at Espresso Workshop to become involved with Loveramics was the way they produced beautiful traditional designs while progressively releasing exciting innovative designs that move with contemporary trends in the industry.
At Loveramics New Zealand, we love the local coffee industry and love to embrace events that promote participation and excellence within our industry, it’s an absolute honour for us to sponsor the New Zealand Latte Art Championship. We are looking forward to getting amongst it!
Andrew, Mark and the team from Loveramics NZ/Espresso Workshop.

Official Espresso Machine Sponsor 2020/21/22 Barista and Latte Art. CIGS Throwdown 2020
La Marzocco is synonymous with the term Specialty Coffee around the globe and we believe that is very much the case here in New Zealand.
Founded in 1927 by the Bambi brothers, in Florence, Italy we have traditionally specialized in producing high-end handcrafted espresso coffee machines geared towards excellence, quality coffee and design.
We have remained the most well-known brand in premium espresso machines ever since, offering an ever-increasing range of high-quality machines and accessories.
The Championships we believe are about innovation, creativity, quality and community; ideals that La Marzocco embodies and delivers upon in all that we do as a proud member company of the NZSCA.
Our company is headquartered near Florence, Italy, with offices in Auckland, Barcelona, Leeds, London, Melbourne, Milan, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Stuttgart and Sydney.
La Marzocco has over 330 employees and produces espresso coffee machines and grinders that are exported to over 100 countries with the support of our distributors and partners, making our presence known on five continents.
La Marzocco is very proud to return as the official machine sponsor of the New Zealand Coffee Championships.
To get in touch email

Official Syrup Sponsor CIGS Throwdown 2020
Cameo make cafe syrups for coffee snobs. They taste great and the bottles are real good looking so you won’t even have to hide them under the counter. Real actual baristas have given us such glowing praise as “Hey that’s pretty good” and “Yeah, I’d actually drink that”.

Official Beer Sponsor CIGS Throwdown 2020
We’re a small but growing brewery, located in an old petrol station in Wellington.  It’s an unlikely place for a brewery but our aim in the Garage is to create unique and beautiful beers.  We like pushing boundaries, reinterpreting styles and challenging the notions of what beer can be.  To date, we have created over 400 different beers and counting. We’ve brewed beer with coffee beans, cold brew, even cascara. Coffee keeps us going in those cold early mornings, playing a vital role in our brews even when it’s not in the beer.  We’re thrilled to sponsor the CIGS Throwdownds and ensure that great coffee only gets better.

Official Packaging Sponsor 2020 all events
Castaway® is very pleased to partner with the New Championships as the official packaging sponsor.
Castaway® Food Packaging prides itself on creating innovative packaging solutions for coffee roasters and baristas and becoming the iconic brand it is today. We aim to be a full-service coffee roasters packaging supplier, specialising in custom branding across our range of products.
Our range has grown to include all types of single-use packaging products – from coffee cups and coffee bags to napkins and wipes, to carry trays and accessories. With our Australian-based facilities, we manufacture high-quality cups and lids that empower coffee professionals – delivering swift service and satisfying coffee experiences.
What makes our partnership with the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship so rewarding is our shared passion for the coffee industry and coffee excellence. We look forward to meeting everyone at the Championships!
The team at Castaway

Official Tamping Sponsor 2020 Barista
Puqpress is known around the globe as the bar tool that changed the workflow and ergonomics game for baristas, the same is true in New Zealand, it’s now used in over 25,000 cafes globally!
The Championship demands the highest level of consistency in espresso preparation and that’s why many competitors use Puqpress to ensure they deliver the best they can whilst saving precious time.
Whether you are using a Puqpress in competition or the café, it creates a consistent and smooth workflow to help serve judges or customers fast and efficiently.
Using a Puqpress in the competition will utilize one of the two permitted electrical devices competitors have available unless battery powered.
Puqpress is very proud to support the New Zealand Barista Championship.
If you would like to trial a Puqpress or know more… please email

Official Brewer Sponsor 2020 Cup Tasters
Marco has been part of leading the global specialty coffee industry for over thirty years. Marco’s passion for knowledge and innovation drives them to deliver an excellent beverage experience to the customer, no matter what their business. Their innovative hot water and coffee systems specialise in precision and quality, ensuring that every cup brewed on a Marco machine is as tasty as the last.
We can’t wait to get our taste buds on some delicious coffee at the NZ Cup Tasters Championship with Marco – catch you there.
Marco (& L’affare)

Host Venue 2020 Cup Tasters & Official Coffee Sponsor 2020/21/22 Cup Tasters
Ozone Coffee Roasters are proud long-time sponsors of the New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship, roasting the coffee for the 2017/18/19 events.
Being coffee roasters and hospitality experts, the Ozone team hosted a slick event at their new Westmoreland eatery and roastery in Auckland in May of 2019, and will again be hosting our 2020 championships in February. Ozone is proud to be supporting such an amazing industry event, and wish all of the competitors the best of luck!

Official Coffee Sponsor 2020 Latte Art
Atomic Coffee Roasters have been at the forefront of the NZ coffee scene since opening doors in 1992, with NZSCA competitive events playing a big part in the Atomic story. Whether competing, coaching or judging, we believe they play a pivotal role in developing our Baristas. We’re thrilled to offer our support and showcase Atomic coffee for the barista community, as Latte Art coffee sponsor for 2020.

From the farmers, competitors, roasters, judges, volunteers, coffee companies, the industry, to us, the organisers, we are truly appreciative and pumped for an epic 2020.
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