Huhtamaki NZ Barista Championship 2013

Event Date: 9th March, 2013

The Huhtamaki NZ Barista Champion 2013 is Nick Clark who will represent NZ at the World Barista Championship 23-26 May in Melbourne.

The Huhtamaki NZ Barista Championship 2013 took place from 7-9 March at the Renouf Foyer, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Top three

Third place: Hadassah Green

Runner up: Hanna Terramoto

Champion: Nick Clark

All six finalists

Addison Dale

Masako Yamamoto

Alla Heta

Hadassah Green

Hanna Terramoto

Nick Clark

Running order of semi-finalists:

Saturday 9 March

8:15am Addison Dale, Caffe L’affare, Wellington

8:35am Sam Low, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

8:55am Nick Clark, Flight Coffee, Wellington

9:15am Tim Norris, Coffee Supreme, Wellington

9:35am Mark Chirnside, Café Lumes, Christchurch

9:55am Hanna Teramoto, Espresso Workshop Roastery, Auckland

10:15am Jessica Halliday, Columbus Coffee, Ashburton

10:35am Masako Yamamoto, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

10:55am Alla Heta, Bell Tea & Coffee, Auckland

11:15am Oliver Simon, Coffee Supreme, Auckland

11:35am Longe Nguyen, Caffe L’affare, Wellington

11:55am Hadassah Green, Coffee Supreme, Wellington

12:30pm announcement of finalists

Finals start 1:35pm

The running order of all the competitors:

Thursday 7 March

10:15am Long Nguyen, Caffe L’affare, Wellington

10:35am Isaac Hong, Toper Roasting, Auckland

10:55am Nick Clark, Flight Coffee, Wellington

11:15am Min Young Beak, Mc Cafe, Rotorua

11:35am Alex Casserly, Crafted Coffee Company, Christchurch

11:55am River Vili, Cafe Polo, Wellington

12:15pm Mark Chirnside, Lumes Cafe, Christchurch

12:35pm Wonjun Kim, Mc Cafe, Rotorua

12:55pm Addison Dale, Caffe L’affare, Wellington

1:15pm Tim Norris, Coffee Supreme, Wellington

1:35pm Jessica Halliday, Columbus Coffee, Ashburton

1:55pm Zhe Lu, Cafe Byzantium, Auckland

2:15pm Hadassah Green, Coffee Supreme, Wellington

Friday 8 March

10:15am Masako Yamamoto, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

10:35am Oliver Simon, Coffee Supreme, Auckland

10:55am Ken Shi, Roma Coffee Roasters Ltd, Auckland

11:15am Samantha Borchers, Toasted Espresso, Auckland

11:35am Alla Heta, Bell Tea and Coffee, Auckland

11:55am Sam Low, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

12:15pm Albert Au, Barista Empire, Auckland

12:35pm Troy O’Rourke, The Dry Dock Cafe, Tauranga

12:55pm Darko Cvetkoski, Taste Prenzel, Christchurch

1:15pm Jet Conde, Jam Organic Cafe, Auckland

1:35pm Heehoon Yang, McCafe, Rotorua

1:55pm Hanna Teramoto, Espresso Workshop Roastery, Auckland

2:15pm Alan Bruce, Mojo Coffee, Wellington

2:35pm Tait Burge, Mojo Coffee, Wellington

 

About the the Huhtamaki NZ Barista Championship

We are searching for the best barista in New Zealand to represent us each year at the World Barista Championship.

The World Barista Championship organization (WBC) licensed the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association to run the New Zealand Barista Championship from 2008 and into the future.

In 2013 the Championship is in Wellington and it’s one event – national heats, semi and final!

The NZSCA is committed to running the event in close accordance with WBC standards. Our focus is on producing a field of finalists capable of competing successfully at an international level, and of course a winner who can excel at the world finals.

The Champion will travel to Melbourne in May 2013 to represent New Zealand at the WBC International event. Kiwis have historically done well at the WBC.

Venue: Renouf Foyer at the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington

Dates:

Thursday 7 March: 10am-3:30pm – national heats

Friday 8 March: 10am-3pm – national heats continue

Saturday 9 March: 8am – 5pm – semi-final & final