As we move towards 2024 and the return of regional barista events we want to acknowledge and celebrate the past and the people that were part of the journey in New Zealand. We asked our past champions about their journey in coffee competitions in NZ to help inspire the competitive baristas and coffee community of 2024.
My motivation initially was to learn and progress in the coffee industry. Eventually, I started to view competitions as platforms for new ideas and pushing progress, so I aimed to use them to present some of my visions.
One of my most memorable experiences as a champion was going to Melbourne and working alongside the Flight and Veneziano teams. They provided incredible support and mentorship.
Who helped you along the way?
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