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Online Workshop for the NZ Latte Art Championship 2023

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Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship Online Workshop 2023.

Tuesday  4 July: 7 pm - 8:30-9 pm

This workshop is designed for competing baristas, coaches, and judges alike. 

It is compulsory for all those intending to judge and recommended for competitors. Those competitors registered to compete prior to Tuesday 6 June  will receive a free ticket as part of their entry for registering early.

The workshop is designed for anyone wanting to compete or coach in the Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2023. We will break down the scoring categories so you can best prepare yourself to compete, referencing the Rules & Regulations documents from the World Coffee Event. We will not be teaching you how to pour latte art. It is a rules-based event, lecture, and power-point presentation with Q&A.

As part of the workshop, we will send out a pre-test to those attending to start you thinking in terms of the rules within the Championship.

Sign up and learn how to understand the rules and get the best out of your competition experience. All welcome.

This workshop will be compulsory for anyone considering judging for the first year with industry knowledge as a pre-requisite.


More about the upcoming event

FREE public entry. Tickets only apply to competitors.

Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2023 Saturday 5 August, The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby.

The Meadow Fresh New Zealand Latte Art Championship 2023 leads to the World Latte Art Championship 2024

The 2023 prize pack will include flights and accommodation to the World Latte Art Championship 2024

The Championship will be held in strict accordance with the World Latte Art Rules and Regulations, NZ Code of Conduct and NZ Champions Terms and Conditions, and other rules pertaining to the event.

Event Overview

The Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Championship 2023 highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.

The NZ Championship 2023 comprises two separate rounds: a preliminary round and a final round.

The preliminary round will take place on stage eight (8) minutes, where two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes are produced.

The highest-scoring six competitors will compete in the final round entirely on stage ten (10) minutes. In the final of this championship, the baristas present two identical samples of ‘art in a cup’ for three different beverages: two separate sets of matching free-pour lattes and one set of matching designer pattern lattes (which may incorporate etching, or similar techniques, and surface decoration). 

The first two pours will be made only with a jug of milk. The designer latte can be made with any surface aid at the choice of the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista intends to deliver, the judges will be given a photo of the intended design prior to the start of the presentation. Artistic impressions of the design are allowed alongside the image (photo) but the photo shall be the point of reference to the judges scoring.

The beverages will be judged immediately for visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, the contrast in the patterns, and the barista's overall performance. 

Event Overview Structure

This competition takes place over a day and consists of a preliminary round and a final round. Each competitor competes in the preliminary round, and then the top six will compete again in a finals round to determine the winner with the highest score, who becomes the Meadow Fresh NZ Latte Art Champion 2023. Please note that this is only a summary description of the event and that the detailed structure and rules for this competition are set forth in and controlled by the Official Rules and Regulations.

Provided on stage, compulsory use:

Machines La Marzocco Mini Linea x 2

Grinder Hey Cafe model TBC

Coffee Grey Roasting Co

Cups TBC Acme Cup Co

Milk Meadow Fresh Original 

For more information on the World Latte Art Championship 2022>

View the Rules and Regulations here>

Many thanks to our confirmed sponsors to date:

Meadow Fresh, La Marzocco, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, Cafetto, Acme Cup Co, Grey Roasting Co             

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