Compete for the NZ title and for a spot at the World Championship in Athens, Greece 2021
Enter the Championship now to secure your spot at the premier barista event!
Enter now for your chance to take the Crown of Meadow Fresh NZ Champion 2021! This truly is the main event for Baristas in New Zealand.
The winner will travel to The World Barista Championship which is taking place in Athens Greece, 24-26 June 2021 in conjunction with the World of Coffee Event. Flights and accommodation will be covered as part of the champion's prize.
We are searching for the 'Best Barista in New Zealand' to represent us at the World Barista Championship 2021.
Trophies & prizes for:
The highest-ranking new competitor takes home a sweet $2,000 (in the New Zealand Championship, note that all entrants must be eligible to compete as per WBC & NZBC rules & regulations)
Outstanding milk beverage will take home $500
People's choice all the bragging rights and assorted goodies and a bar tab, for the people's favourite
The World Barista Championship organisation (WBC) has licensed The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) to run the New Zealand Barista Championships from 2008 and into the future.
NZSCA is committed to running the event in close accordance with WBC standards. Our focus is on producing a field of finalists capable of competing successfully at an international level, and of course, a winner who can excel at the world finals.
If you are keen to compete there are a few things you should consider. Running to the WBC standards is time-consuming and means we can put only 20 contestants through in a day. In the event that there are more than 20 entrants for the championship, we will conduct a selection process, awarding entry to those competitors we consider best able to excel in competition conditions. This means the information entrants provide us at the time of entry is particularly important, to help us make a sound selection.
Dates and venue: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Saturday 20 March – National heats
Sunday 21 March– Final
Competitors, trainers, mentors and judges, make sure you read up on the WBC Rules, Scoresheets and Code of Conduct
Machines: La Marzocco, 2 group, Linea
Grinders: Mahlkonig E65s provided, Mahlkonig EK43 & EK43s may also be used (not provided)
Full rules and regulations:
Code of Conduct. NZBC Rules
Follow updates of the championship on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Any curly questions regarding the champs? Contact ZW1tYSB8IG56c2NhICEgb3Jn
021 415 810
The Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship 2021 is kindly sponsored by:
Meadow Fresh, La Marzocco, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, Cafetto, Acme & Co, Puqpress and Castaway
Friday 19 March: 10am-4pm Judges calibration, (invitation only) on-site
Friday 19 March: 4 pm Competitor briefing, on-site
Saturday 20 March: 8am-5pm (8:30 am Stage performance starts)
4 pm (approx) announcement of finalists debrief for competitors not continuing
Sunday 21 March: 10:30am-3pm Final
4:30 pm (approx) Announcement of Champion
Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>