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Christmas Spirits Party

Thursday December 5, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Annual NZSCA Christmas party with a twist.  This year we’ll feature a coffee and spirit competition with accessible fun, fast-paced with knockout rounds.


Christmas, Coffee & Cocktails… It’s a throwdown!

A night for the coffee community to catch up with a touch of coffee in good spirits thrown in. This is a limited ticket event for competitors to encourage responsible cocktail drinking. First in first served, so get your ticket to compete now!

Spectator tickets are FREE for supporters of the NZSCA and New Zealand coffee community. All welcome to join the festive celebrations!

You select your coffee and spirits for use on the night. Competitors will need to bring with them all they need to create their cocktails, two cocktails will be made in each round.
The warm and cold drink has elective choice of espresso, filter or any brew method of choice, minimum 30ml in each drink.
Use any method, complexity, and recipe.
Judged loosely on three sections: tastiness / nerdiness / fire and flair. Overall drink impression ‘which one is the best?’
• First round: Competitors are drawn and go head to head creating a WARM Cocktail (filter or espresso)
• Second round: Competitors go head to head creating a COLD Cocktail (filter or espresso)
• Final Round: Espresso Martini (espresso only). Two competitors go head to head to battle it out for the $1000 cash prize.

Two stations: on each is one LM Mini espresso machine, an Ek65s, access to one EK43 grinder, one kettle, one ice bucket.
Tray with space for organisation back stage.
Bring your own glass ware, muddlers, mixers, stainless steel straws and costumes.

First two rounds have TWO taste judges and a head judge required if there are any clashes in which beverage tastes the best. The Head judge will assess the amount of coffee in each beverage.
Last round, ultimate espresso martini round has three judges.

Thanks to our sponsors: Atomic Coffee Roasters, La Marzocco, AMC Roastery Supply


Thursday December 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Atomic Coffee Roasters
420c New North Road, Kingsland
Auckland, New Zealand