New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship 2020

Event Date: 26th May, 2020


Do you have a palate? Can you taste? You can win this Championship!!

The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) holds the license to run the national leg of the World Cup Tasters Championship.

The Championship is held in strict accordance with the WCE’s Rules and Regulations. The World Cup Taster’s Championship will be taking place in Warsaw, Poland 18-20 June 2020.

Who is up to Cup?

Registered cuppers:

Kaiqi Qiu, Aoraki Coffee Roasters, Waikato

Daisy Dong, Aoraki Coffee Roasters, Waikato

Cameron Hoogervorst, Vivace Espresso, Christchurch

Takahito Koyanagi, Toasted Espresso, Auckland

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

Sam Miller, Hummingbird Coffee, Christchurch

Veronica Maughan, L’affare, Wellington

Ewan Kim, L’affare, Auckland

Renee Cooper, Sublime Coffee, Nelson

Alan Bruce, Flight Coffee, Wellington

Taster 1, Ozone Coffee, New Plymouth

Christy Oakenfull, Ozone Coffee, Auckland

Megan Murphy, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Auckland

Bernadette Zantman, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Auckland

Richard Poole, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

Kazuki Hanyuda, Archie, Auckland

Krisse McGregor, Coffee Lab, Auckland

YJ Huang, Independent, Auckland

Lucas Sidow de Campos, Emporio Coffee, Wellington

Angus Lin, Story Coffee, Auckland

May Chen, Story Coffee, Auckland

Heesun Lee, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Casey Keane, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Giancarlo Miggiano, Third Eye Coffee, Napier

Woohyung Lee, Camper Coffee, Auckland

Jamie Brown, Camper Coffee, Auckland

Eric Sugandi, Flight Coffee Roasters, Wellington

Jassher Clayton, Camarosa, Hamilton

About the New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship

The New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees.

Coffees of the world have many distinct taste characteristics and in this competition format, the objective is for the cupper to discriminate between the different coffees. Three cups are placed in a triangle, with two cups being identical coffees and one cup being a different coffee. Using skills of smell, taste, attention and experience, the cupper will identify the odd cup in the triangle as quickly as they can.

A total of eight triangles are placed in each round. Then the top four will compete again in the final round to determine the next New Zealand Cup Tasters Champion.

Thank you to our sponsors: Ozone Coffee, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, Cafetto, Marco via L’affare, Acme & Co, Castaway and venue host Ozone Coffee Roasters.

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New Zealand Cup Tasters Championship 2020

Location: Ozone Coffee Roasters, 18 Westmoreland Street West, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Date: Friday 28 February 2020, 5 pm – 9 pm
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