Saturday 3 August 2024, The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby, Auckland.
The NZ Championship 2023 consists of two thrilling rounds: a preliminary round and a final round, both of which promise to deliver awe-inspiring performances. During the preliminary round, held on stage for a duration of eight (8) minutes, participants will demonstrate their talent by producing two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes.
The top six competitors from the preliminary round will advance to the grand finale, where they will showcase their skills entirely on stage for ten (10) minutes. In the final round, baristas will 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. The designer latte offers an opportunity for baristas to incorporate techniques such as etching and surface decoration, using aids of their choice to bring their vision to life. To ensure clarity in the judging process, competitors will provide a photo of their intended design prior to the start of their presentation, with the photo serving as the reference point for scoring.
Sponsorship for this event as of 1 Nov 2023
- Principal: Confirmed three-year 2024/25/26 Meadow Fresh
- Machinery: Confirmed three-year 2024/25/26 La Marzocco NZ
- Grinder: Open
- Cleaning Supplies: Under negotiation
- Equipment: Under negotiation
- Ceramics/Porcelain: Under negotiation
- Barista tools: Open
- Plant-based milk: Open
- Packaging: Open
- Coffee: Under negotiation
- Event partner: Open