Education

The NZSCA has developed an education program focussed on international standards for our local market. This program will be taught in New Zealand; for New Zealanders.

Barista Level 1 is the first course/certification to be developed, alongside an instructor module.

Information here> on how to become an instructor.

Foundations of coffee

Seed to Cup: 3 hours

Introduction to Cupping: 3 hours

Brewing and extraction principles: 6-8 hours

Customer service: 3 hours

After completion of the foundations 

Focus on Barista Basics: 2 x 4-hour lab classes.


Our authorised Instructors:

Please contact them for upcoming courses


Emma Markland Webster, New Zealand School of Coffee, Nelson.

T:021 415 810 | emma@monstercoffee.co.nz

Emma Markland Webster is the owner of the New Zealand School of Coffee, certified SCA Lab. She has been in coffee for some time, over two decades… During this time she has worked alongside the SCAA on their education platform and has been instrumental in building the NZ platform.


Masako Yamamoto, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland.

T:021 842 210 | masako@atomiccoffee.co.nz

Masako Yamamoto is the Training Manager for Atomic Coffee Roasters, in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been working within the coffee industry for the last decade. She currently works across the board with roasters, baristas, wholesale customers and the public to help educate and quality control brewed coffee. She has entered the New Zealand Latte Art Championship and Barista Championship and now enjoys judging and coaching competitors.


Alan Bruce, Flight Coffee, Wellington.

T:027 431 9395 | Alan@flightcoffee.co.nz

Alan Bruce has over 20 years experience in hospitality, and nearly 10 working specifically with coffee, as a barista, trainer, and roaster. He has competed in barista championships at both a national and international level.

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Michael Stevens, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth.

T:0275173000 | michael@ozonecoffee.co.nz

Instantly drawn to the role a Barista plays in this wonderful chain of the coffee industry, Michael made the conscious decision to pursue passion further.  After working alongside some of the most inspiring individuals in NZ and the UK, his interest was further spurred at every turn, with a personal achievement of taking runner-up at the 2017 NZ Cup Tasters Championship.  Michael is  currently working as a Barista Trainer/Account Manager for Ozone Coffee Roasters. He continues to be inspired by countless individuals every day, furthering his own knowledge which he wishes to pass onto others as they have him.

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David Green, L’affare, Wellington.

T:+64 27 430 0387 | davidg@laffare.co.nz

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.

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Audrey Vidoni, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth.

T:+64 027 555 1497 | Audrey@ozonecoffee.co.nz

Audrey is a Barista Trainer and Client Manager with Ozone in New Plymouth. After a long academic life, she has spent the last 10 years exploring the speciality coffee scene, from Norway to New Zealand via Costa Rica, France and Australia. From spending time at origin to judging barista competitions along the way, Audry loves the daily routine of working as a barista and has always been passionate about anything sensory. After a few years in the South Island, she is now part of the Ozone team in New Plymouth, exploring the North Island as a barista trainer and client manager.