Membership is open to all individuals or businesses which are engaged in specialty coffee commerce for the New Zealand market.


Open to individuals or businesses that are directly engaged in the New Zealand specialty coffee industry. 

Life Membership

Awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves in terms of making a significant contribution to the New Zealand specialty coffee industry.

Membership Benefits

Voting rights

Each member has one vote. Voting includes the election of the Board at each AGM and any item that might be put forth from time to time.

Board & Committee representation

Each member is entitled to stand for election on the Board of the NZSCA and to put their names forth for committee selection. 

Logo use

All members may use the NZSCA Member logo on specified collateral

Roasting company members may promote their brand or business as coffee roasted in New Zealand through the common logo of the Association. Guidelines>

Website presence

All members shall have their membership recognised on the NZSCA website with their company logo and link to their company website.

Role Advertisements via 

All members shall be able to advertise coffee industry roles to our other members on our Social Media pages.  Terms and Conditions apply. Contact to tell us about your job opportunities.


All members shall receive the NZSCA e-newsletters.

Industry Voice

The NZSCA provides a focused voice for the specialty coffee industry in New Zealand and facilitates communication of industry issues to the public and media where relevant.

Event invitations & participation

Invitations to member-only events such as the NZSCA AGM and other networking events

Preferential bookings for industry events such as the NZSCA Symposium

Discounted booking rates for events such as Professional Development courses

The NZSCA runs a number of industry events such as the NZ Barista Championship, NZ Latte Art Championship and NZ Cup Tasters Championship.

Discounted ticketing, all tickets sold to non-members are at an additional 25% cost. Purchasers must disclose the member company and their position within the company.

Common forum

All membership events and activities are an excellent forum for members to network and interact with coffee roasters, companies, and people involved in the industry from within New Zealand and abroad.

Professional Development

The NZSCA runs a program of internationally recognised professional development courses developed for our NZ hospitality industry.

Supplier discounts

The NZSCA has special supplier relationships that can lead to discounts or special rates for members.

Recognition of contribution & excellence

The NZSCA recognises excellence in the coffee industry via Championship events (Barista, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, Coffee In Good Spirits), Recognition Awards, and the NZSCA member sponsorship fund.

Sustainability practices:

Working with industry bodies to create best practices concentrating on decarbonisation and circular economies.

Annual Membership Dues

The company’s annual turnover determines dues for membership and is self-nominating:

Less than $1M – $350.00 + GST

$1M – $3M – $700.00 + GST

Over $3M – $1400.00 + GST

Please note that the membership period is aligned with the Association’s financial year which runs from 1 April to 31 March. Fees are reviewed annually.

Life Members


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