New Zealand Barista Championship

New Zealand Barista Championship on this weekend

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will host the 2019 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship at the Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre in Upper Hutt, New Zealand from 2 to 3 February. New Zealand’s best baristas will compete on stage in an effort to win the coveted Champion title and represent their country on the world stage at the World Barista Championship in Amsterdam in June. 
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NZSCA’s returning champions

The end of July saw two returning champions crowned at great competitions held in Auckland.  L’affare Melrose hosted a record number of 34 coffee cuppers for the New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship. With standing room only, the talented cuppers eventually whittled down to the final round. Impressively, this was the first time that all four finalists scored eight out of eight cups correctly in the open round. This included Takahito Koyanagi of Toasted Espresso in Auckland, 2016 NZ Cup Tasters Champion; Woo Hyung Lee of Camper Coffee who entered at the last minute; May Chan of Story Coffee in Auckland; and Stu Hargie, representing Jacobs Douwe Egberts and 2011 NZ Cup Taster Champion.
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NZSCA to hold Barista Championship Workshops

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) will hold a series of Barista Championship Workshops across New Zealand ahead of the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship in February 2019. The NZSCA workshops will provide baristas with an opportunity to network, develop new skills, and refine their knowledge of the Championship rules and regulations.
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