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Emma McDougall | Communication and Administration Coordinator
NZSCA, Wellington
+64 21 338 118 |

Emma is the Communication and Administration Coordinator for the NZSCA.

After gaining a Degree in Hospitality Management, Emma has worked in Sydney, Dublin, Auckland, London and most recently Wellington again.  She has owned and managed cafes and tech judged in the 2015 and 2016 NZBC’s.  One of her biggest challenges was completing the SCA Level 2 Barista Guild Certification.  One of the greatest joys she gets from the coffee industry is watching young people progress through their coffee journey.

She is super excited to be working with the NZSCA as it unites the industry and allows her to work with previous colleagues, some of her all-time coffee heroes, and an even wider community of passionate amazing people, some of whom she is yet to meet.


Emma Markland Webster | NZSCA Event Manager

AMC Roastery Supply and Monster Trucks Coffee, Nelson
+64 21 415 810 |

Emma is the New Zealand sales manager for AMC Roastery Supply and Owner of Monster Trucks Coffee.

Emma has 20 years experience in New Zealand’s Coffee industry and was New Zealand’s first Barista champion. She holds the title of New Zealand’s highest ranked female Barista. She represented New Zealand in the year 2002 with a World Barista Championship ranking of 5th and was also a World Barista Championship Judge 2003 through to present and World of Coffee Events Rules and Regulations and National Committee member, a key organiser of the New Zealand Coffee Championships and NZSCA events.

The NZSCA Board 2019/2020

David Burton | NZSCA President
Jack’s Coffee, Auckland
+64 21 759 241 |

David is the Owner of Jack’s Coffee in Auckland.

David’s passion for the coffee industry of New Zealand has not waned in the 35+ years he has been involved. Companies including Quality Packers, Ciro, Burton Hollis, Columbus, Bell Tea and Coffee and now Jack’s Coffee. Brands include Old Mill, Tass, Burton Hollis, Gravity, Columbus, Burtons, Jeds, Jack’s and others. He has judged at regional, national and international Barista events, recently preferring to hide behind the mic.

Roz Cattell | Vice President
Santos Coffee, Auckland
+64 274 582 558 |

Roz is a Sales Manager at Beverage Services in Auckland – part of the Santos & Roma family owned by Aaron and Lance Wyatt.

Roz’s love of coffee and the industry began in 1994 under the guidance of Frances Hollis and Lance Wyatt and an ever so patient young David Burton who taught her his craft. Since then, she has worked for Douwe Egberts, Eden Coffee, Segafredo and now back with the Wyatt family – always in Sales, however, it is not unusual to find her behind the espresso machine or having a “geeky” conversation about a machine or your roaster!

Nic McClean | Treasurer
Extra Shot, Auckland
+64 27 534 5319|

Nic has been in the coffee business for over 30 years, working on many aspects of the industry. He was with Cerebos Gregg’s before becoming a Coffee business consultant. His experience covers working with both large and small roasters and is currently on the board of Mt Atkinson Coffee and the management team of Cooks Global foods who have 100 cafes around the world.

He oversaw the opening of 18 Robert Harris cafes and has managed diverse teams covering sales, technical service, marketing and key accounts. Nic has also been on the management team of Mocopan in Melbourne and Atomic Coffee in Auckland.

In 2001 he founded the NZ Barista Competition and ran it for seven years.

John Cole | 2nd Vice President
Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington
+64 022 328 1084|

Originally born and raised in America, John proudly calls New Zealand home, where his love of coffee began many years ago.  He is the father of three crazy but amazing kids and is blessed to be married to one incredible woman.  John is head of education at Mojo Coffee based in Wellington and has been in specialty coffee for over ten years, working in many roles as a barista, cafe manager, and trainer, both in the United States and New Zealand.  During that time he’s competed in the New Zealand Brewers Cup and had the honour of judging in the New Zealand Barista Championship on multiple occasions.

John has a great love for education and the overall experience for both our customers and coffee professionals.  He is proud to support the next generation of coffee professionals flourishing and pushing the New Zealand industry forward.

David Green | Chair of Education Committee
L’Affare, Wellington
+64 27 430 0387 |

David is the Coffee Specialist with L’affare in Wellington.

David has been working within the New Zealand coffee industry for over 20 years. He has participated in the New Zealand Barista Championship and has been involved as a judge in the Championship since 2007.

David was certified as a World Judge in 2011, and have judged at a number of World Events since. He has also been heavily involved in the professional development opportunities provided by the association – having completed both level one and level two barista certification, IDP and Specialized Instructor programs.

Over the years David has witnessed first-hand the development and evolution of our industry. David believes that the formulation of the NZCRA – Now NZSCA has been a key influence on this. The support and hosting of events, across all aspects (Competitions, Professional Development, and Community) has been key to this.

Nico Refiti | Chair of New Zealand Specialty Coffee Guild
Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth
+64 27 222 3461 |

Originally growing up in the central suburbs of Auckland and spending a few years slinging coffees and cocktails in Australia, I’m now settled down in New Plymouth.

Having spent my entire working life in and around the hospitality industry I’ve sampled many different jobs, but always found myself drawn towards specialty coffee! I now work as a Barista Trainer for Ozone Coffee Roasters and enjoy getting out on the road to visit cafes and baristas across the North Island.

I’ve always had an interest in hospitality competitions and have competed at various levels including the New Zealand Barista Championships the last four years, placing second in 2018.

I’m passionate about great service, scepticism, teaching and learning something new.

Julia Wild | Allied Representative
Meadow Fresh, Auckland
+64 273 471 391|

Julia is a National Account Manager with Goodman Fielder and feels lucky to have what she thinks is the coolest job in the company, looking after the Cafe channel.

After completing a degree in Engineering, she joined GF and took a sideways turn after discovering the world of Foodservice Sales. She first got involved with the NZSCA working on the Barista and Latte Art Championships, and became intrigued by the complexity of the coffee industry, and also the way it brings people together.

Ever since she has been passionate about supporting and building up the coffee industry and New Zealand’s cafe culture and is excited to get further involved in the industry and to keep learning.


Masako Yamamoto | 
Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland
+64 21 84 2240|

Masako Yamamoto is the Barista Trainer for Atomic Coffee Roasters, in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been working in the coffee industry for the last nine years. She currently works across the board with roasters, baristas, wholesale customers and the public to help educate and quality control brewed coffee.

Masako is qualified as a Specialised Instructor for the SCA, having completed both levels one and two Barista and the IDP training.

She has entered the New Zealand Latte Art Championship and Barista Championship and now enjoys judging and coaching competitors.

Megan Wyper | 
Acme & Co, Wellington
+64 21 0837 3974 |

Megan has been working with coffee all her working life; she’s managed cafes, judged, coached and competed both here and in the UK. She started roasting coffee 10 years ago, including a coffee that got through to the world barista championship finals. Her current role at Acme & Co was the next natural progression through such an interesting and diverse industry. Megan is the sales and marketing manager at Acme & Co, she is passionate about small business and equality in the New Zealand coffee culture.

Kelly Wishnowsky | 
Coffee Supreme, Wellington
+64 21 201 5082 |

Kelly has been involved with coffee ever since her first cafe job serving mochaccinos 20 years ago. After working in numerous cafes over the years, she found herself at Coffee Supreme where her love for hospitality, coffee and excellent customer service all came into one. Twelve years on, her current role as Operations Support Manager has been described as a bridge between finance and operations, although she is more commonly known as the directory for all things Supreme.

Since attending and volunteering at several NZSCA events, she can’t wait to be more involved. Surrounding herself with knowledgeable industry peeps, having the opportunity to learn from them and being able to put her organisational skills and hospitality to use alongside such an inspiring team will be a great experience!


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