And the winner of the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2019 is Dove Chen!

Event Date: 27th June, 2019

An epic event on stage today for the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2019.

Thanks to all the amazing people who make this happen: Sponsors, judges, volunteers, teams, spectators, and the coffee industry!

The winner is Dove Chen, Grey Street Kitchen, Hamilton

Runner-up: Heesun Christina Lee, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Second Runner Up: Ken Te, Society Coffee, Auckland

Rounding out the final were:

4th – Matthew Ross, Excelso, Tauranga

5th – Johnny Leung, Archie Cafe, Auckland



Dove will represent New Zealand at the World Barista Championship taking place at SCA in Boston from 11 to 14 April 2019.