Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2018

Event Date: 23rd June, 2018

Note FREE public entry, all welcome! Tickets only apply to competitors…

The Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship leads to the World Latte Art Championship.

The New Zealand Latte Art Champion prize pack will include flights and accommodation to the World Latte Art Championship.

The New Zealand Latte Art Championship will be held in strict accordance to the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations, Code of Conduct and other rules pertaining to the event.

Event Overview

The Latte Art Championship highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.

The New Zealand Championship comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.

During the preliminary round, baristas have eight minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced, replicating photographs of the intended pours.

The highest-scoring six competitors will compete in the final round entirely on stage ten (10) minutes. In final of this championship, the baristas present two identical samples of ‘art in a cup’ for three different beverages: two separate sets of matching free pour lattes and one set of matching designer pattern lattes (which may incorporate etching or similar techniques).

The two first pairs made only with a jug of milk. The designer latte may be etched. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intended to deliver, the judges will be given a picture (photo) of the intended design prior to the start of the presentation. Artistic impressions of the design are allowed alongside the image (photo) but the photo shall be the point of reference to the judges scoring.

The beverages will be judged immediately for visual attributes, identical patterns in the pairs, the contrast in the patterns, and the baristas overall performance.

Event Overview Structure

This competition takes place over a day and consists of a preliminary round and a final round. Each competitor competes in the preliminary round, and then the top six will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Champion.  (Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.)

The competition will be held in accordance with the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations and scoring, visit 2018 scoring and Rules & Regulations will apply.

View the Rules and Regulations here>

New Zealand Rules & Regs and competitor Terms & Conditions

The winner will represent New Zealand at the World event, flights and accommodation are covered.

The World Latte Art Championship will be taking place in Belo Horizonte, Brazil during international Coffee Week 7-9th November 2018

Many thanks to our generous sponsors

Meadow FreshCafetto AMC Roastery Supply NZKokako Organic Coffee Roasters, La Marzocco NZ and Castaway

Offical ceramic cup sponsor of the championship ACME & CO.

Official cup sizes: All latte ACME 190ml Evo Cappuccino

Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>

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Judges express your interest here> note industry experience is a pre-requisite

Competitors registered:

Charanjeet Singh Saini, Global Byte Cafe, Invercargill

Matt Ross, Excelso Coffee Roasters, Tauranga

Leo Li, Atomic Coffee, Auckland

Kevin Tuano, Mojo Coffee, Auckland

Hoony Chae, Mojo Coffee, Auckland