2018/2019 Board Members

The NZSCA Board 2018/2019

David Burton | NZSCA President
Jack’s Coffee, Auckland
+64 21 759 241 | david@jackscoffee.co.nz

David is the Owner of Jack’s Coffee in Auckland.

David’s passion for the coffee industry of New Zealand has not waned in the 35+ years he has been involved. Companies including Quality Packers, Ciro, Burton Hollis, Columbus, Bell Tea and Coffee and now Jack’s Coffee. Brands include Old Mill, Tass, Burton Hollis, Gravity, Columbus, Burtons, Jeds, Jack’s and others. He has judged at regional, national and international Barista events, recently preferring to hide behind the mic.

Jessica Godfrey | Immediate past NZSCA President
Wellington

Jessica has embraced many roles in the coffee industry – barista, barista trainer, championship judging, sales rep, book author, event manager and marketing manager. Jessica’s particular passion is building brands, a job she undertook at start-up business Acme & Co where she was General Manager.

Nic McClean | Treasurer
Extra Shot, Auckland
| nic@extrashot.co.nz

Nic has been in the coffee business for over 30 years, working on many aspects of the industry. He was with Cerebos Gregg’s before becoming a Coffee business consultant. His experience covers working with both large and small roasters and is currently on the board of Mt Atkinson Coffee and the management team of Cooks Global foods who have 100 cafes around the world.

He oversaw the opening of 18 Robert Harris cafes and has managed diverse teams covering sales, technical service, marketing and key accounts. Nic has also been on the management team of Mocopan in Melbourne and Atomic Coffee in Auckland.

In 2001 he founded the NZ Barista Competition and ran it for seven years.

Tom Handiside | Vice President
La Marzocco, Auckland
+64 21 236 7622 | tom.h@lamarzocco.com

Tom is the General Manager for La Marzocco in Auckland.

For ten years Tom has worked in hospitality, fine wines & spirits here in New Zealand, during this time coffee became an increasingly alluring industry and hence the last decade has been all about coffee.

Tom returned to New Zealand from an extended stint in the United Kingdom where he initially found himself based in Glasgow working for Espresso Warehouse, sourcing and selling products to the United Kingdom/European coffee trade. Then managing large wholesale Key Accounts in London, and latterly with Union Hand-Roasted Coffee the United Kingdom pioneers of ‘Direct Trade’ who sourced a diverse range of high-quality coffees from around the world and promoted more meaningful returns to growers based on coffee quality.

Fast forward to now, Tom manages La Marzocco, supporting and working with the best operators in New Zealand whilst challenging the status quo of coffee quality, bar design, equipment, coffee service throughout our connected coffee community.

Roz Cattell | 2nd Vice President
Santos Coffee, Auckland
+64 274 582 558 | roz@beverageservices.co.nz

Roz is a Sales Manager at Beverage Services in Auckland – part of the Santos & Roma family owned by Aaron and Lance Wyatt.

Roz’s love of coffee and the industry began in 1994 under the guidance of Frances Hollis and Lance Wyatt and an ever so patient young David Burton who taught her his craft. Since then, she has worked for Douwe Egberts, Eden Coffee, Segafredo and now back with the Wyatt family – always in Sales, however, it is not unusual to find her behind the espresso machine or having a “geeky” conversation about a machine or your roaster!

David Green | Chair of Education Committee
L’Affare, Wellington
+6427430 0387 | davidg@laffare.co.nz

David is an Account Manager and Barista Trainer with L’affare in Wellington.

David has been working within the New Zealand coffee industry for 16 years. With the support of his wife and two children he has participated in the New Zealand Barista Championship and has been involved as a judge in the Championship since 2007.

David was certified as a World Judge in 2011, and have judged at a number of World Events since. He has also been heavily involved in the professional development opportunities provided by the association – having completed both level one and level two barista certification, IDP and Specialized Instructor programs.

Over the years David has witnessed first-hand the development and evolution of our industry. David believes that the formulation of the NZCRA – Now NZSCA has been a key influence to this. The support and hosting of events, across all aspects (Competitions, Professional Development, and Community) has been key to this.

Nico Refiti | Chair of New Zealand Specialty Coffee Guild
Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth
+64 27 222 3461 | Nico@ozonecoffee.co.nz

Originally growing up in the central suburbs of Auckland and spending a few years slinging coffees and cocktails in Australia, I’m now settled down in New Plymouth.

Having spent my entire working life in and around the hospitality industry I’ve sampled many different jobs, but always found myself drawn towards specialty coffee! I now work as a Barista Trainer for Ozone Coffee Roasters and enjoy getting out on the road to visit cafes and baristas across the North Island.

I’ve always had an interest in hospitality competitions and have competed at various levels including the New Zealand Barista Championships the last four years, placing second in 2018.

I’m passionate about great service, scepticism, teaching and learning something new.

Julia Wild | Allied Representative
Meadow Fresh, Auckland
+64 273 471 391| Julia.Wild@goodmanfielder.co.nz

Julia is a National Account Manager with Goodman Fielder and feels lucky to have what she thinks is the coolest job in the company, looking after the Cafe channel.

After completing a degree in Engineering, she joined GF and took a sideways turn after discovering the world of Foodservice Sales. She first got involved with the NZSCA working on the Barista and Latte Art Championships, and became intrigued by the complexity of the coffee industry, and also the way it brings people together.

Ever since she has been passionate about supporting and building up the coffee industry and New Zealand’s cafe culture and is excited to get further involved in the industry and to keep learning.

 

Masako Yamamoto | 
Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland
+64 21 84 2240| masako@atomiccoffee.co.nz

Masako Yamamoto is the Barista Trainer for Atomic Coffee Roasters, in Auckland, New Zealand. She has been working in the coffee industry for the last nine years. She currently works across the board with roasters, baristas, wholesale customers and the public to help educate and quality control brewed coffee.

Masako is qualified as a Specialised Instructor for the SCA, having completed both levels one and two Barista and the IDP training.

She has entered the New Zealand Latte Art Championship and Barista Championship and now enjoys judging and coaching competitors.

Claire Matheson | 
Coffee Educators, Lower Hutt
+64 027 737 5266| claire@co-ed.co.nz

Claire has been working in coffee for over 20 years, initially on the tools and then in training on moving to the United Kingdom in 2000.

During her time in the UK she was privileged to work at Matthew Algie as part of their Coffee Police before taking on the Training and Development Manager role at Union Hand Roasted. Working under Jeremy Torz and Steven Macatonia instilled in her the great impact coffee can have on people, both at origin and also closer to home.

Since returning to NZ in 2007 she has established Coffee Educators and currently works to use coffee as a catalyst to impact social change by breaking down barriers for those with disability on both sides of the counter. Recently she has released “how to order your coffee in NZSL” to support the use of New Zealand Sign Language in Cafes. She believes that education and support are key for setting people up to succeed in all aspects of our industry.

John Cole | 
Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington
+64 022 328 1084| jcole@mojo.coffee

Originally born and raised in America, John proudly calls New Zealand home, where his love of coffee began many years ago.  He is the father of three crazy but amazing kids and is blessed to be married to one incredible woman.  John is head of education at Mojo Coffee based in Wellington and has been in specialty coffee for over ten years, working in many roles as a barista, cafe manager, and trainer, both in the United States and New Zealand.

During that time he’s competed in the New Zealand Brewers Cup and had the honour of judging in the New Zealand Barista Championship on multiple occasions.  John has a great love for education and the overall experience for both our customers and coffee professionals.  He is proud to support the next generation of coffee professionals flourishing and pushing the New Zealand industry forward.

Emma McDougall | Communication and Administration Coordinator
NZSCA, Wellington
+64 21 338 118 | info@nzsca.org

Emma is the Communication and Administration Coordinator for the NZSCA.

After gaining a Degree in Hospitality Management, Emma has worked in Sydney, Dublin, Auckland, London and most recently Wellington again.  She has owned and managed cafes and tech judged in the 2015 and 2016 NZBC’s.  One of her biggest challenges was completing the SCA Level 2 Barista Guild Certification.  One of the greatest joys she gets from the coffee industry is watching young people progress through their coffee journey.

She is super excited to be working with the NZSCA as it unites the industry and allows her to work with previous colleagues, some of her all-time coffee heroes, and an even wider community of passionate amazing people, some of whom she is yet to meet.

CONTRACTOR:

Emma Markland Webster | NZSCA Event Manager

AMC Roastery Supply and Monster Trucks Coffee
+64 21 415 810 | emma@nzsca.org

Emma is the New Zealand sales manager for AMC Roastery Supply and Owner of Monster Trucks Coffee.

Emma has 20 years experience in New Zealand’s Coffee industry and was New Zealand’s first Barista champion. She holds the title of New Zealand’s highest ranked female Barista. She represented New Zealand in the year 2002 with a World Barista Championship ranking of 5th and was also a World Barista Championship Judge 2003 through to present and World of Coffee Events Rules and Regulations and National Committee member, a key organiser of the New Zealand Coffee Championships and NZSCA events.