The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will hold the inaugural New Zealand Coffee in Good Spirits (CIGS) Championship on 4 May, 2019.
CIGS presents baristas and mixologists with the opportunity to create beverages that combine coffee and spirits in a competition format.
At the 2019 New Zealand CIGS Championships, competitors will create a cold coffee cocktail and a warm or hot coffee cocktail for two taste judges, in 10 minutes.
A head judge and technical judge will oversee the performance. The provided espresso machine is compulsory for at least one of the two beverages and will be used in combination with the sponsored alcohol and coffee beans.
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The winner will represent New Zealand in the 2019 World CIGS Championship at World of Coffee in Berlin, Germany in June.
Competitor ticket sales open 18 March at 9am.
Entry is free for spectators, but only those aged 18 plus can attend.
The 2019 New Zealand CIGS Championship will take place at La Marzocco on 36 Parnell Road, Auckland from 5pm to 9pm.
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