2018 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship – Judges!

Event Date: 18th March, 2018

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) is looking for experienced judges for the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2018.

The Championship is being held in Upper Hutt on the 14th – 15th April with the calibration being held on Friday 13 April 10:30am – 4pm.

The judge’s positions are varied. We need technical and sensory judges alongside shadow judges. Please note that industry and coffee experience is a prerequisite to judging. Register now>

Remember to read and review the new Rules and Regulations.

You will be sent a link to an online written assessment prior to the workshop. It is essential that this is completed prior to the Workshop. The written assessment includes coffee knowledge and Rules and Regulations 2018 questions.

Please be aware that the championship workshop held in March countrywide and calibration is a mandatory requirement. Note if you are an experienced judge with two consecutive years plus, you still need to attend the workshop. Workshop sign up>

Judging can be a rewarding way to get to know others in the coffee industry and to get close to the Championship action. Most of all, it’s a lot of fun!

Judges are chosen after the calibration by the NZSCA judges committee will receive a free Championship t-shirt, porcelain Championship cup and a certificate.

Contact Emma NZSCA Event Manager for any curly questions around judging. emma@nzsca.org 021 415 810

Sign up today for your nearest regional workshop:

Auckland Workshop
9am-4pm, Friday 2 March
Espresso Mechanics

Wellington Workshop
9am-4pm, Friday 9 March
Ripe Coffee Roastery

Christchurch Workshop
9am-4pm, Sunday 11 March
Crafted Coffee Roastery

Note: This workshop is a minimum prerequisite for all MFNZBC Judges. NO matter if you have judged prior or not. Those judges that have judged the last two years consecutively please use the discounted workshop rate.

Alex Casserly entertains the judges during his presentation at the 2017 Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship.

Photo credit: Dianne Wang