NZSCA Recognition Awards announces Lifetime Achievement recipient

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) has presented Chris Dillon, Coffee Supreme Co-Founder, with its Lifetime Achievement Award at Sherwood, Queenstown on 24 May.

The NZSCA Recognition Award acknowledges individuals within the NZ community that give back to the coffee industry.

Former NZSCA President, Tony Kerridge presented Chris with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to the industry and services to the NZSCA.

Chris was the President of the, then, NZ Coffee Roasters’ Association for three years and presided over the Association when it took over the running of the national Barista Championship. He is the third recipient of the award, joining John Burton and Jeff Kennedy.

There are four categories available for recognition, Kim Boyd of Mojo Coffee was presented with the On-Going Contribution Award, Masako Yamamoto of Atomic Coffee Roasters received the Development Award, and Sam Low was awarded Friend of the Association Award.

The On-Going Contribution Award is in recognition of an individual’s outstanding continuous contribution to the NZSCA and the NZ coffee industry. It recognises those who have consistently dedicated time and knowledge to make a lasting impact on the industry.

The Development Award recognises an individual for their contribution to developing a NZSCA project.

Friend of the NZSCA Award showcases an independent individual for their personal contribution to NZSCA.

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