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Meadow Fresh Latte Art Championship 2022

Sunday March 6

Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2022

Date: Sunday 6 March 2022

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

Event Overview

The Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2022 highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.

The NZ Championship 2022 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 2022. 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 17 gram basket

Grinder Mahlkonig E65s

Coffee Allpress

Cups Loveramics, Egg Cappuccino 200ml

Milk Meadow Fresh Original

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

Tickets are on sale now – free entry for spectators.


Sunday March 6


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