2017 Board Members

The NZSCA Board 2017

Jessica Godfrey | NZSCA President
Acme & Co, Wellington
+64 21 496 101 | jessica@acmecups.com

Jessica is General Manager of Acme & Co in 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 is now General Manager.

David Burton | NZSCA Vice 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 NZ 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.

Ryan Mitchell | NZSCA Treasurer
Cerebos Gregg’s
+64 27 480 8573 | Ryan.Mitchell@cerebosgreggs.co.nz

Ryan is the Head of Foodservice for Cerebos Gregg’s.

Ryan has been involved in hospitality from the age of Eight with his parents owning Motels in Nelson, taking bookings, delivering papers, continental breakfasts & making the odd guest bacon and eggs & Whitebait during the season. Post University Ryan continued his passion for Hospitality working for Lion, Bacardi Lion, Schweppes & Cerebos Gregg’s across Australia and New Zealand in Sales, Operations, Coaching & Development.

Ryan has worked alongside Scott Peppler for just over two years, spent early mornings & late evenings following Ria’s journey to Ireland and had the opportunity to meet and speak with James Hoffmann and Colin Harmon around the future of coffee. It is fair to say this has ignited a spark for him in the world of coffee. Ryan enjoys seeing what has been achieved in the past and being a part of shaping the future of Specialty Coffee NZ.

Tom Handiside | 2nd 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 NZ from an extended stint in the UK where he initially found himself based in Glasgow working for Espresso Warehouse, sourcing and selling products to the UK/European coffee trade. Then managing large wholesale Key Accounts in London, and latterly with Union Hand-Roasted Coffee the UK 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.

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.

Rachel Berry | Vice Chair of Education Committee
NZSCA Allied Representative
The Barista Academy, Auckland
+64 2177 4813 | Rachel@baristaacademy.co.nz

Rachel is Co-owner of The Barista Academy in Auckland.

With a 20 year career spanning across the entire hospitality industry, Rachel is the proud co-owner and business development manager for The Barista Academy.

As well as being a personal taxi driver and cook for two teenagers, Rachel loves being part of projects that support success for both people and businesses. Rachel created the Free Barista Academy Job Board to connect talented staff with employers and helps new business owners find their feet through mentoring, workshops and my Cafe Start-Up School program.

Rachel believes it is an exciting time in the world of coffee. Like the wine and dairy industry, NZ coffee businesses are uniquely positioned as highly regarded industry leaders and is excited to help the NZSCA work towards solving members business challenges and supporting members growth plans”

Roz Cattell | Chair of the Events Committee
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!

Ed Tanner | Chair of the Membership Committee
The Sailor’s Son, Christchurch
+64  22 436 6549 | ed@thesailorsson.co.nz

Ed is the Director and Roaster at The Sailor’s Son.

Ed started in Coffee as a Barista nearly 16 years ago and has had multiple roles since then. He roasted in New Zealand for Underground Coffee, was trainer/technician, opened a cafe for them, left, and left for Melbourne just after the Christchurch earthquakes. That’s when he really got into coffee, he worked in a high volume espresso bar in South Melbourne run by Padre, from there Ed moved into the roastery. The thing Ed loved most about Melbourne was the fact that everyone was doing their own things, but doing it extremely well and sharing. After a grueling year and a half in Melbourne, Ed and his family moved to the beach and had a working holiday for another year and a half or so.

Fast forward three years and Ed is am trying to set up and run a small but sustainable roasting business while hoping to help change/shape the industry we have in this country. Ed is very focused on quality over quantity and making sure his employees depart better than when they arrived. And he is totally making it up as he goes along!

Ria Lingad | Chair of the Specialty Coffee Guild
Restaurant Brands, Auckland
+64 27480 8480 | rialingad@yahoo.com

Ria is the Product Development Manager for Restaurant Brands in Auckland.

It is quite a unique job as she gets to turn ideas (or cravings!) to life, working side by side with international brand experts. Ria also manages the new product development projects for all the brands and every day is different!

Ria’s love for coffee and the industry will continue to flourish in this new role with the Specialty Coffee Guild. The new board and guild committee plan to bring fresh ideas, inclusive and collaborative events for the whole coffee and allied industries, not just to baristas and roasters but to all who are committed to refining their craft in coffee, honing their personal development and improving their businesses. She feels immensely honoured to give back and looks forward to an eventful year 2017-2018!

STAFF:

Emma McDougall | Communication and Administration Coordinator
NZSCA, Wellington
+64 21338 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 last 2 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.

CONTRACTORS:

Emma Markland Webster | NZSCA Event Manager
AMC Roastery Supply and Monster Truck Coffee
+64 21 415 810 | emma@nzsca.org

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

Emma has 20 years experience in the 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 2015 & World of Coffee Events Rules and Regulations & National Committee member, a key organiser of the New Zealand coffee Championships and NZSCA events.