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Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2017


Saturday, 19 August 2017 at 8:00 am - Sunday, 20 August 2017 at 5:30 pm (NZST)

Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
NZ Guild member 30/06/2017 $300.00 $0.00 $45.00
NZSCA member company 30/06/2017 $325.00 $0.00 $48.75
Non-member 30/06/2017 $375.00 $0.00 $56.25

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Enter the Championship now to secure your spot at the premier barista event!

Its on…. Enter now for your chance to take the Crown of New Zealand Champion! This truly is the main event for Baristas in NZ the winner will get to travel to Seoul, South Korea to compete at the World Barista Championship. 

The World Barista Championship will be taking place in 09 – 12th November Seoul, South Korea, in conjunction with the Café Show COEX.

About the Champs….We are searching for the best barista in New Zealand to represent us each year at the World Barista Championship.

The World Barista Championship organization (WBC) has licensed The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association to run the New Zealand Barista Championships from 2008 and into the future.

NZSCA is committed to running the event in close accordance with WBC standards. Our focus is on producing a field of finalists capable of competing successfully at an international level, and of course a winner who can excel at the world finals.

The Champion will travel to Seoul, South Korea to represent New Zealand at the WBC International Final.

If you are keen to compete there are a few things you should consider. Running to the WBC standards is time consuming and means we can put only 26 contestants through in a day. In the event that there are more than 26 entrants for the championship, we will conduct a selection process, awarding entry to those competitors we consider best able to excel in competition conditions. This means the information entrants provide us at time of entry is particularly important, to help us make a sound selection.

Dates and venue: L'affare HQ & Roastery, 102-104 Adelaide Road, Newtown, Wellington

Saturday 19th August – national heats 

Sunday 20th August – semi-final & final

Competitors, trainers, mentors and judges, make sure you read up on the WBC Rules, Scoresheets and Code of Conduct

Machines: To be confirmed, Victoria Arduino Black Eagle 

Basket Size – 18grams (not VST) part number NS 03000073
· Standard Temp Setting – 93.7deg

Grinders: Mahlkonig K30 Air (supplied)

Note: This year we are runnning in conjuction with the World Barista Championship updated rules and regulations. Mahlkonig EK43 & K30 grinders are the only grinders alowed for use within the championship. You may bring your own grinder (if its a K30 or EK) or K30 Airs will be supplied for use within the championship.

Full rules and regulations.

Code of Conduct. NZBC Rules

Follow updates of the championship on Facebook

Any curly questions regarding the champs? Contact 021 415 810

The Meadow Fresh Zealand Barista Championship 2017 is kindly sponsored by:

Meadow Fresh, Victoria Arduino espresso machines via Espresso Mechanics & Atomic Coffee Roasters  AMC Roastery Supply NZ, Cafetto,

Event partner Pullman Tampers in conjuction with Atomic Coffee Roasters 

And a special thanks to our offical NZSCA 2017 porcelain sponsors ACME & CO

The schedule:

Friday 18th August : 10am-4pm Judges calibration, (invitation only) TBC

Friday 18th August : 7pm Competitor briefing, on site L'affare Roastery

Saturday 19th August: 7am-5pm (8am Stage performance starts)
4pm (approx) announcement of semifinalists & debrief for competitors not continuing

Sunday 20th : 8am-6pm Semi-final & final
5:30pm (approx) Announcement of Champion

Please view the NZSCA ticketing terms & conditions here>

Have questions about Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2017? Contact NZSCA

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L'affare Roastery
102-104 Adelaide Road
Wellington, 6011
New Zealand

Saturday, 19 August 2017 at 8:00 am - Sunday, 20 August 2017 at 5:30 pm (NZST)

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