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Meadow Fresh Latte Art Championship 2021

Sunday September 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2021

Date: Sunday 26 September 2021.

Venue: The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central, 7 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland.

Event Overview

The Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2021 highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.

The NZ Championship 2021 comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.

The preliminary round will take place on stage eight (8) minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced.

The highest-scoring six competitors will compete in the final round entirely on stage ten (10) minutes. In final of this championship, the baristas present two identical samples of ‘art in a cup’ for three different beverages: two separate sets of matching free-pour lattes and one set of matching designer pattern lattes (which may incorporate etching, or similar techniques, and surface decoration).

The first two pours will be made only with a pitcher of milk. The designer latte can be made with any surface aid at the choice of the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intends to deliver, the judges will be given a photo of the intended design prior to the start of the presentation. Artistic impressions of the design are allowed alongside the image (photo) but the photo shall be the point of reference to the judges scoring.

The beverages will be judged immediately for visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, the contrast in the patterns, and the baristas overall performance.

Event Overview Structure

This competition takes place over a day and consists of a preliminary round and a final round. Each competitor competes in the preliminary round, and then the top six will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes The Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Champion 2021. Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.

Provided on stage, compulsory use:

Machines La Marzocco Mini Linea x 2

Grinder Mahlkonig E65s

Coffee TBC

Cups Loveramics, Egg Cappuccino 200ml

Milk Meadow Fresh Original

More sponsors to be confirmed – thank you to them all.

Tickets on sale soon – free entry for spectators.


Sunday September 26
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


The Sapphire Room
136 Ponsonby Road
Ponsonby, Auckland 1011 New Zealand
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