Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship its on! Meet our sponsors

Event Date: 19th August, 2017

The years ‘Big Barista’ event is here!

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

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 are excited to this year come on board as naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Barista Champs as well.

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, Kate, Brian, and the Meadow Fresh Team

Official Machine Sponsor

Established in 1904, Victoria Arduino is a company not just rich in history, they are an organisation with an uncompromising passion to improving the quality of espresso through their products.

In 2013, Espresso Mechanics jumped at the opportunity to partner with one of the world’s most recognised and progressive espresso machine manufacturers and the chance to distribute their products into the NZ market.

Sam, Mike and our respective teams are truly excited about sponsoring this years Barista Championship and can’t wait to combine our “World Class” machinery with NZ’s best talent.

Sam, Mike, the team at Espresso Mechanics & Atomic Coffee Roasters

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!

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, Stacey & the team at Cafetto

Official Porcelain Sponsor

Acme & Co is a Wellington-based specialty coffee cup company growing internationally thanks to early adoption by the New Zealand coffee industry.

Founded in 2011 by Jeff Kennedy and Bridget Dunn, Acme & Co aims to make the coffee experience easier and more elegant for all those involved. For those who brew and serve to those who receive and consume.

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 your support.

Love from Jeff, Bridget, Jess, Paddy and Acme

Venue Host

Established in Wellington in 1990, L’affare is a pioneer of New Zealand’s celebrated café and coffee culture.

Driven by an insatiable curiosity, we’ve covered the globe to bring the best and freshest coffee to New Zealanders.

Our iconic café in College Street remains in its original location 27 years later. And in March 2016 we opened the door to our flagship Auckland roastery, café and HQ in Newmarket: L’affare Melrose.

We’re proud to provide L’affare HQ as the venue for the 2017 Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship and look forward to welcoming the top Baristas in the country in the quest to find NZ’s best.

Paul, Dave and the team at L’affare

Event Partner

Pullman Tampers in conjunction with Atomic Coffee Roasters

Pullman Espresso Accessories is proudly an all Australian Made Certified Company, with its manufacturing base located in Adelaide, South Australia. Every Pullman product is made from the highest quality steel, leather and aluminium to ensure it lasts forever. Each tamper is the work of a craftsperson with utmost care, individually measured, weighed and uniquely stamped. Proudly supporting the Barista craft from the ground up, we polish and package your goods by hand so you know you are getting a the best we can offer, a tool that is “easy on the eye, magic in the hand.”

Proudly partnering in the Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship.

Sam, Mark and the teams at Atomic Coffee Roasters & Pullman Espresso Accessories.

Event Partner

Castaway® brings their passion for the coffee industry to the New Zealand Barista Championship for the very first time in 2017.

A trusted brand among roasters and baristas, the Castaway® range has grown to include all types of single-use packaging from coffee cups to carry trays. 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 2017 as packaging sponsor for the New Zealand Barista Championship and look forward to meeting everyone at the competition.

Keep an eye out for our special promotional coffee cups making an appearance at the event!

Scott and the team at Castaway

More details on what is this event all about? Here>

Free public entry for spectators, come on down & join us