Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2019

Event Date: 5th May, 2019

FREE public entry. Tickets only apply to competitors.

Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2019

The Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2019 (MFNZLAC 2019) leads to the World Latte Art Championship which will be held on 6-8 June 2019 in Berlin, Germany.

The MFNZLAC 2019 prize pack will include flights and accommodation to the World Latte Art Championship 2019.

The MFNZLAC 2019 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 MFNZLAC 2019 highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.

MFNZLAC 2019 comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.

The preliminary round will take place on stage eight (8) minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced.

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, and surface decoration).

The first two pours will be made only with a pitcher of milk. The designer latte can be made with any surface aid at the choice of the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intends to deliver, the judges will be given a 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, creativity, 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 2019. 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.

Machinery Provided on Stage:

La Marzocco Mini Linea x 2

Mahlkonig E65s Grinder




Designed for espresso, and for all the deep, bold, and strong coffee lovers out there.

Over the past nine years, we’ve brewed many coffees, tasted many more, and played around with a whole lot of roasting styles. On top of that, we’ve had a few tasty beer collaborations over the last few years. That got us thinking more and more about different flavours, different styles, and how craft brewers offer such a varied range and style of beers, but yet they’re all delicious in their own right.

There’s no ‘one way’ to ‘do’ coffee or one coffee that everyone will enjoy. So we’re always looking, tasting, roasting, sourcing and challenging ourselves to try new things and to better ourselves and the coffee we grow, roast, and brew.

Cue Thunderbolt. It’s a bit different than our other blends. It’s our rustic blend, yet it’s finessed; punchy and delicious. It‘s like the stout of our coffee blends. We’ve crafted this blend to give that kick that so many love while retaining Flight Coffee’s quality and social impact at origin due to our stable pricing buying system (always ask us about this).

Producer: Various small lot holders
Region: Rwanda, Colombia, and Brazil
Process: Washed, Washed, and Natural
Varietal: Red Bourbon, Castillo, Colombia, Castillo, Yellow Catuai, and Yellow Bourbon
Roasting Profile: Espresso

For more information on the World Latte Art Championship 2019>

View the Rules and Regulations here>

New Zealand Rules and Regulations and Competitor Terms and Conditions>

Many thanks to our sponsors

Meadow FreshCafettoAMC Roastery Supply NZ, La Marzocco espresso machines, Castaway, Monin NZ, and coffee supplier Flight Coffee

Official ceramic cup sponsor of the championship ACME & CO.

Offical cup sizes: All latte ACME & CO 190ml Evo Cappuccino cup.

Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>

Seeking Volunteers. Fill in this form if you’d like to help out>

Who’s up to pour some art?

Charanjeet Singh Saini, Global Byte Cafe, Invercargill

John (HoJun) Sung, Grey Street Kitchen, Hamilton

Dennis Hsueh, Grey Street Kitchen, Hamilton

Anne-Lise Mornard-Stott, Ripe Coffee Roasters, Petone

Dan Chen, Toasted Espresso, Auckland

Matt Ross, Excelso, Tauranga

Hiroki Dantani, Society Coffee, Auckland

Hoony Chae, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Auckland

Savanchamnan Ly, Tasteful Bakehouse & Cafe, Auckland

Ara Jo, 21 Coffee, Auckland

Leo Li, Newbie Cafe, Auckland

Honoka Kawashima, Frank’s, Wellington

Biao Zheng, Woolfys, Auckland

Elena Roberts, Alberta’s Mapua, Mapua

Nam Nguyen, Viaduct Leasing, Auckland – winner of the Kōkako Organic Coffee Roaster’s competition.

Oliver Pataray, Epiphany Cafe, Hamilton – winner of the Meadow Fresh online competition.

Isabella Brown, Browne Street, Auckland