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The Rocket Home Barista Championship 2013

Saturday, 20 July 2013 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (NZST)

The Rocket Home Barista Championship 2013

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Saturday 20 July


New Zealand. Land of the long black, flat white coffee cloud. Yup, you could say us Kiwi’s love our coffee. We also think we’re pretty good at the making the stuff. Forget rugby, sailing or jet powered back packs, when it comes to coffee, each and every one of us can proudly say ‘we stew a mean home brew’. But now it’s time to take your coffee making skills further than the kitchen and find out who is The Rocket Home Barista Champion of New Zealand. 

ENTER NOW and claim bragging rights for being the inaugural Rocket Home Barista Champion of New Zealand.

Yes, our challenge is simple; make the finest espresso, flat white and a buttered piece of toast. All made within 10 minutes and on world’s finest home espresso machine - The Rocket. We’ll supply everything, just bring yourself and a winning attitude.

Please note: If you work in a cafe, used to work in a cafe, own a cafe you are not eligibility to enter. You also must be over 16 years of age to enter, so if you are a child coffee protege this competition is not for you. No one likes a cheater. 

The requirements are simple:
Make one espresso and one flat white
Pour a glass of water and butter a piece of toast
Display some customer service skills and coffee knowledge

Serve to the judges within a 10 minute timeframe

Easy. Or so it seems. Quality is obviously important. Each barista will be assessed on how well they display technical ability and customer service plus deliver great tasting espresso beverages!

Read the scoresheets to understand more:

Technical scoresheet>

Taste and service scoresheet>



If you want to hone your skills and learn from the best NZ Latte Art Champion Sam Low and Runner Up Masako Yamamoto (both Atomic Coffee baristas) are running masterclasses. This will also give you the opportunity to practice on The Rocket machine prior to competing and learn a few tips from these pro’s.

All Masterclasses will be held at Atomic HQ, 420 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland

5:30pm, Thursday 11 July
5:30pm, Monday 15 July
5:30pm, Tuesday 16 July

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The Rocket Home Barista Champion 2013 will take home more prizes than they can carry. Worth over $5,000!
The Rocket Evoluzione espresso machine
The Rocket Mini Mazzer grinder
The Rocket accessories - tamper, knock box, milk jug
IPA cafe cups
A coffee subscription from Atomic Coffee Roasters

Apart from fame, celebrity like status and immediate recognition in the coffee world, the winner will also hold The Rocket Home Barista Champion 2013 title! 

Daily draws


Help us spread the word and you could be a winner in one of our daily draws!

Facebook: 'Like' our Facebook page and 'share' images from our page to yours

Twitter: Follow us on twitter and 're-tweet' our special tweets or use the hastag #RocketHomeBaristaChamps

Instagram: Follow us on instagram and #regram our special images using the hastag #RocketHomeBaristaChamps

Daily draws include prizes from our sponsors Atomic Coffee Roasters, IPA cups and The Rocket! 

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Take your barista skills out of your kitchen!

We only have twenty five places in the Championship, secure your spot now!
Entry fee includes a free Masterclass, a pack of Atomic Coffee Roasters coffee, a Rocket Home Barista Championship branded IPA souvenir cup and certificate


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors The Rocket, Atomic Coffee Roasters, Anchor milk, IPA cups

Have questions about The Rocket Home Barista Championship 2013? Contact the organiser

When & Where

Atomic Coffee Roasters
420 New North Road
Auckland, Auckland 1021
New Zealand

Saturday, 20 July 2013 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (NZST)

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