Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2018 – Sponsors and Venue Host

Event Date: 29th July, 2018

Please take a moment to get acquainted with the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art sponsors whose bold and generous support make the event possible.

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Official Naming Rights & Milk Sponsor

At Meadow Fresh we love coffee. Our milk is used to make over 80 million coffees a year so we have felt a strong responsibility to support New Zealand’s coffee industry. We have proudly sponsored the New Zealand Latte Art Champs since its inception.

And because we love coffee so much, we are really excited that our new Meadow Fresh No Added Permeate milk is less processed, making milk steaming a dream and resulting in a seriously good cup of coffee!

We wish all competitors the best of luck and look forward to seeing you at the champs.

Julia, Biddy and the Meadow Fresh Team

 

Venue Host

It’s taken a long time to get the whole Kōkako team under one purpose-built roof, over 17 years in fact, so we look forward to welcoming the coffee community into our new space in Mt Eden, Auckland, for the 2018 Latte Art Champs. Our new headquarters are based in an ex-engineering warehouse built in the 1970’s, featuring a cantilevered roof and distilled light that will help make your latte art look faultless to the judges. Following the circular economy model for our new roastery space was important to us; so we welcome you to step through our re-purposed front door on 29th July – see you then!

Official Machine Sponsor

La Marzocco has been making beautiful espresso machines by hand in Florence, Italy since 1927.This year’s Latte Art Competition machine will be the Linea Mini, which was inspired by the iconic and much-loved Linea Classic. It is fitting that La Marzocco would make a high-quality home espresso machine for coffee lovers. The Linea Mini is a single group, dual boiler machine and is handmade using the same commercial quality components and parts found in our commercial machines. This ensures the same durability, longevity and performance, resulting in café quality espresso for your home, bach or office kitchen bench.

Globally and locally here in New Zealand, La Marzocco works together with the best of the coffee community and as such we are proud to support the NZSCA and this year’s Latte Artists with our machine sponsorship. Lastly, LMNZ would like to thank all the cows for producing delicious milk across New Zealand. Mmmmmmmm milk!!

Official Coffee Sponsor

We’ve been committed to a sustainable and ethical approach to specialty coffee since 2001, supplying our coffee and expertise to discerning hospitality and retail customers throughout New Zealand.

Our dedicated team work from our purpose-built roastery in Mt Eden, Auckland, where we put innovation and quality at the forefront of everything we do, whilst staying true to our core values as a trail-blazing certified organic and Fairtrade coffee business. Our sector faces some specific social and environmental challenges, but together with a range of progressive and forward thinking suppliers, collaborators and customers, we’re doing our best to collectively address them. This is what gets us up in the morning and seems to inspire people to want to join us.

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Official Grinder Sponsor

“Everything for a great cup of coffee…except the beans!”

By now you will hopefully know AMC Roastery Supply as the place to get your Mahlkoenig, Ditting and Anfim grinders, thanks to our long-standing sponsorship of the New Zealand Coffee Championships. But did you know that our parent company is a third generation family-owned business that was first registered in 1950 by Alec Clubb, a canny ex-pat Scot who began importing coffee equipment in the 1960’s?

And did you also know that AMC Roastery Supply is the place to go for Diedrich coffee roasters, Actionpac packaging scales, and Fetco filter brewers? In each of the different equipment segments we supply, we have set about securing what we believe to be the best performing equipment brands in each of those segments. We try to sell solutions, not headaches.

So, if you need to “Roast It, Pack It, Grind It, or Brew It” you should give Emma, Dave or Greg a call. Go on, you know you want to!

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Official Cleaning Supplies Sponsor

At Cafetto, our desire is to be an integral part of the world coffee industry, supporting and encouraging all those involved in the growth of the industry and developing innovative new products to enhance the coffee experience.

Cafetto is a specialist manufacturer of cleaning and sanitation products for espresso, coffee brewing and dispensing equipment.

Cafetto prides itself on innovative and thoughtful solutions always keeping abreast of customers’ needs to ensure a clean machine every time.

So get the best from your equipment, keep it Cafetto Clean.

Chris, and the team at Cafetto

Acme_lockupOfficial Porcelain Sponsor

Wellington-based Acme & Co was founded in 2011 in order to bring colourful, durable and importantly user-friendly ceramics into the local espresso market. This year we are launching a broader range of porcelain that we will be gifting competitors and volunteers.

Sponsoring each and every one of the coffee competitions on the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association’s calendar provides us with insights into the various ways coffee is brewed and enjoyed. It’s also our way of saying thanks for the wonderful support.

For more information contact info@acmecups.com

Official Packaging Sponsor

Castaway® brings their passion for the coffee industry to the New Zealand Latte Art Championship.

A trusted brand among roasters and baristas, the Castaway® range has grown to include all types of single-use packaging from coffee cups and coffee bag to carry trays and accessories. With our Australian-based facilities, we manufacture high-quality cups and lids that enable swift service and satisfying coffee experiences.

We’re extremely proud to come on board in 2018 as packaging sponsor for the New Zealand Championship events and look forward to meeting everyone at the competition.

The team at Castaway

More details on what is this event all about? & entry for competitors Here>

Free public entry for spectators, come on down and join us for a tasty brown, epic food, art and music in this fast-paced fun championship.