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Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2019

Sunday May 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

FREE public entry. Tickets only apply to competitors.

Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2019

The Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2019 (MFNZLAC 2019) leads to the World Latte Art Championship which will be held on 6-8 June 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The MFNZLAC 2019 prize pack will include flights and accommodation to the World Latte Art Championship 2019.

The MFNZLAC 2019 will be held in strict accordance to the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct and other rules pertaining to the event.

Event Overview

The MFNZLAC 2019 highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.

MFNZLAC 2019 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 New Zealand Latte Art Champion 2019. 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.

For more information on the World Latte Art Championship 2019>

View the Rules and Regulations here>

New Zealand Rules and Regulations and Competitor Terms and Conditions>

Many thanks to our sponsors

Meadow Fresh, Cafetto, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, La Marzocco espresso machines, Castaway, Monin NZ, and coffee supplier Flight Coffee

Offical ceramic cup sponsor of the championship ACME & CO.

Offical cup sizes: All latte ACME & CO 190ml Evo Cappuccino cup.

Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>


La Marzocco
36 Parnell Rd