New Zealand Cup Tasters 2019 is TONIGHT!

Event Date: 3rd May, 2019


Do you have a palate? Can you taste? You can win this Championship! Get your ticket to compete now>

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 Berlin, Germany 6-8 June 2019 at World of Coffee.

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 Roasters, Fetco via AMC, Cafetto, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, ACME & CO, Castaway and venue host Ozone Coffee Roasters.

New Zealand Rules and Competitor terms and conditions

Find out more about the championship and the Rules & Regs

Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>

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Who is up to Cup?

Takahito Koyanagi, Toasted Espresso, Auckland

Cameron Hoogervorst, Vivace Espresso, Christchurch

Antonia Izard-Price, Independant, Hamilton

Daisy Dong, Aoraki Coffee Roasters, Hamilton

Emily Zielinski, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth

Bethany Hall, Ozone Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Michael Stevens, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth

John Cole, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

Clare Kearney, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

Kayoko Nakamura, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Auckland

Charlotte Lamb, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

Laura Canavan, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Auckland

Veronica Maughan, L’affare, Wellington

Ewan Kim, L’affare, Auckland

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

Sophie Bercot, Independent, Taupo

Heesun Lee, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Longe Nguyen, JDE, Wellington

Jack Hu, JDE, Wellington

Tania Kitto, Pomeroy’s, Nelson

Nicky Scoltock, Pomeroy’s, Nelson

Luise Metelka, Flight Coffee, Wellington

Alan Bruce, Flight Coffee, Wellington

Jarrod McGregor, Sublime Coffee, Nelson

Olivia Walsh, Sublime Coffee, Nelson

Woohyung Lee, The Candy Shop, Auckland

Angus Lin, Story Coffee, Auckland

Andrew Feldon, Mouthwater Coffee, Palmerston North

Frank Hsu, Frank’s, Wellington

Mieko Matsuo, Ozone Coffee Roasters, Auckland

Isaac Yu, Suntory, Auckland

May Chen, Story Coffee, Auckland

SOLD OUT!  Good luck to all our competitors tonight.