New Zealand Cup Tasters 2019 open for entry

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

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>

We need volunteers to help out on the night Volunteer here>

Who is up to Cup?

Takahito Koyanagi, Toasted Espresso, Auckland

Cameron Hoogervorst, Vivace Espresso, Christchurch

Antonia Izard-Price, Rocket Coffee, Hamilton

Emily Zielinski, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth

TBC, Ozone Coffee Roasters, Auckland

TBC, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth

John Cole, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

TBC, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

TBC, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Auckland

TBC, L’affare, Wellington

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

Sophie Bercot, Independent, Taupo


Please note that TBC tickets are being held the people who win their internal company competitions. Organize yours today and you could be off to Berlin!