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About the NZ Barista/Roaster Guild

The NZ Barista/Roaster Guild (NZBG & NZRG) is a guild of the NZ Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA). The NZBG & NZRG were formed in 2012 and is the national representative body for baristas and roasters within the specialty coffee industry in New Zealand. In 2016 the guilds were joined together to form one NZ Guild.

The Guild mission is to build a tight & inclusive community of highly engaged, enthusiastic and skilful professional baristas and roasters in New Zealand.

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The purpose of the Guild is:

1. To launch the Guild and give it a solid platform to communicate and engage with its target market

2. To be the primary voice for the roaster/barista community in New Zealand

3. To develop the roaster/barista knowledge of specialty coffee & coffee preparation

4. To build community by running events & courses that are relevant to the membership

5. To encourage & facillitate communication between members

6. To recognize and celebrate excellence in the roaster/barista profession

Membership criteria:

Membership is open to all individuals who fulfill the following criteria

The Guilds mission is to build a community of professional roasters/baristas who are constantly building upon their understanding of specialty coffee.

1. Desire to develop skills as a professional roaster/ barista

2. Have a passion for specialty coffee & the roasting craft or have a passion for specialty coffee & the barista craft.

3. Pay the annual dues

Annual Membership Dues

• Individuals $25.00

Please note that the main membership period is aligned with the Association financial year which runs from 1 April to 31 March. Fees are reviewed annually.

Membership Benefits

• Voting rights

Each member has one vote. Voting includes the election of the committee at the Guild AGM.

• Committee representation

Each member is entitled to stand for election on the Committee of the Guild.

• Logo use

All members may use the NZBG/NZRG logo on specified collateral (see logo use guidelines document)

• Website presence

All members shall have their membership recognised on the Guild webpage with their name published

• E-newsletter

All members shall receive the e-newsletters.

• Event invitations & participation

Invitations to member-only events such as the Guilds AGM and other networking events

Preferential bookings for industry events such as the NZSCA Symposium

Discounted booking rates for events such as Professional Development courses and social events

The Guild, alongside the NZSCA, runs of a number of industry events such as the Coffee Symposium, NZ Barista Championship, NZ Latte Art Championship and NZ Cup Tasters Championship, NZ Brewers Cup

• Common forum

All membership events and activities are an excellent forum for members to network and interact with other baristas, coffee roasters, coffee company representatives and people involved in the industry from within New Zealand and abroad.

• Professional Development

The Guild, alongside the NZSCA, runs a program of internationally recognised professional development courses that covers three disciplines – coffee preparation, coffee grading and evaluation, coffee roasting and processing.

• Industry Voice

The Guild provides a focussed voice for the roasting community within the NZSCA Board and wider specialty coffee industry in New Zealand. The NZSCA facilitates communication of industry issues to the public and media where pertinent and relevant.

• Recognition of contribution & excellence

The Guild and the NZSCA recognise excellence in the coffee industry via Championship events (Barista, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, Brewers Cup), the Recoginition Awards and the NZSCA member sponsorship fund.


The Guild is governed by a committee which includes a collection of passionate professional Baristas/Roasters from around the country who are working together towards a common goal – to make ever better coffee!

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