The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA)
Formerly the New Zealand Coffee Roasters Association (NZCRA), was formed in 2005 and is the national representative body for specialty coffee stakeholders in New Zealand.
Represent all Stakeholders
To represent all stakeholders in New Zealand specialty coffee by recognising and engaging with the broad range of constituents in the industry
Provide a Forum
To provide a forum for industry participants to advance the New Zealand specialty coffee industry
Provide Professional Development
To provide professional development through the provision of training, education, support and other development opportunities
Promote Public Interest
To promote public interest by increasing consumer awareness and understanding of specialty coffee in New Zealand.
The NZSCA is governed by a Board which comprises a President, Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, and five other members. An Immediate Past President shall serve for one year after their term of office.
Some of the reasons our members belong
“We joined the Association ages ago and in this time we have enjoyed access to quality technical advice, supplier introductions, up-skilling workshops, and numerous social networking opportunities.”
Mike Murphy, MD Kokako Coffee
“We want to be involved in the conversations. We send people out to complete and love hosting events. We see the NZSCA being crucial stakeholders in the industry and we want to be a part of it”
Frank Hsu, Frank's Coffee, WEllington
Currently, we are developing our Professional Development courses. We have the New Zealand license for the SCAA International Education Partnership License. There are many roasting-focussed courses we are able to bring to our members and the public. Keep an eye on our Events calendar> and the News & Happenings> also subscribe to our e-newsletter here>
Many of our existing members have worked in the industry for some time and have learnt the trade whilst working alongside more experienced roasters. Others have bought existing businesses and have been trained by the previous owner.
Books, trade magazines and the internet also have a wealth of information available. ‘Roast’ or ‘BeanScene’ magazines are good ones to check out.
NZSCA does not have any forums in place for the sale of equipment. These sales are made through either Trade Me or the roaster’s personal contacts within the industry.
Currently, we are developing our Professional Development courses. We have the New Zealand license for the SCAA International Education Partnership License. There are many barista-focussed courses we are able to bring to our members and the public. Keep an eye on our Events calendar or subscribe to our e-newsletter here>
Promotion of events and member driven events through NZSCA platforms.
The NZSCA are happy to promote and assist in any event that actively promotes community and or education or furthers our goals as an association. These events must however be inclusive and open to anyone that may choose to attend. We will not promote or assist in advertising/promoting events that are targeted to members only and sales driven or core business sales driven.
To join the NZSCA, fill out the online application form and pay the annual dues.
Your invoice will be sent via email.
Memberships are renewed automatically on 1 April every year unless written notification is made to the Communications and Administration Co-ordinator of the NZSCA.
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