Your Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Champion for 2018 is….

Event Date: 22nd September, 2018

An epic event on stage today for the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2018.

Thanks to all the amazing people who make this happen: Sponsors, judges, volunteers, teams, spectators, and coffee industry!

The winner is John Gordon, Gorilla Gear, Auckland

Runner-up: Nico Refiti, Ozone Coffee Roasters, New Plymouth

Second Runner Up: Frank Hsu, Franks, Wellington

Rounding out the finals were

4th – Logan Collinge, Mojo Coffee Cartel, Wellington

5th – Grace Choi, McCafe, Rotorua

6th – Brittany Cox, Down The Road Eatery & Deli, Whangarei

John Gordon will represent New Zealand at the World Barista Championship taking place at World of Coffee in Amsterdam from 20 to 23 June 2018.

Photo credits: Mia Gorczynski