Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship

Event Date: 20th July, 2017

This truly is the main event for Baristas in New Zealand, the winner will get to travel to Seoul, South Korea to compete at the World Barista Championship.

The New Zealand Barista Championship is run in close accordance with the World Barista Championship and as such there will be a sponsored machine and grinder that you will be required to use on stage.

The Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championships will be held in conjunction with Wellington on a Plate, the capital’s premier culinary event.


Saturday 19 August – National heats

Sunday 20 August – Semi-final & final


L’affare Roastery,

102-104 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington

Confirmed equipment

Machines: Victoria Arduino Black Eagle 

Basket Size – 18grams (not VST) part number NS 03000073
Standard Temp Setting – 93.7deg
Grinders: Mahlkonig K30 Air (supplied)

Note: This year we are running in conjunction with the World Barista Championship updated rules and regulations. Mahlkonig EK43 & K30 grinders are the only grinders allowed for use within the championship. You may bring your own grinder (if it’s a K30 or EK) or K30 Airs will be supplied for use within the championship.

Please ensure you have read the full rules and regulations and code of conduct.

Code of Conduct. NZBC Rules

Follow updates of the championship on Facebook

Any questions regarding the Championship, contact 021 415 810

Competitors registered to date:

Nico Refiti, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth

Joseph Wishnowsky, Te Papa, Wellington

Grace Choi, McCafe, Rotorua

Dove Chen, Grey Street Kitchen, Hamilton

Alan Bruce, Flight Coffee, Wellington

Isaac Yu, Rad/Champ, Auckland

Alex Casserly, Crafted Coffee Company, Christchurch

Lesley He, Everest Cafe and Bistro, Featherston

Nara lee, Independant, Auckland

Johnny Leung, JDE, Auckland

Isaac Hong, Between, Auckland

Heesun Christina Lee, Eighthirty Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Che-Yu Hsu, Frank’s, Wellington

Mike Tan, Meebz Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Isaac Seyb, Toasted Espresso, Auckland

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