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Spectator tickets Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship 2022

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Come on down to Upper Hutt to see who takes the Crown of Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Champion 2022! This truly is the main event for Baristas in New Zealand.

Free Fluffy's and Coffee for all. Meet the baristas and see what it takes to take the national title of NZ Barista Champion.


The winner will represent at the World Barista Championship 2023. Flights and accommodation will be covered as part of the champion's prize.

Trophies and prizes for:

Best Newcomer: The highest-ranking new competitor takes home a sweet $2,000 (in the New Zealand Championship, note that all entrants must be eligible to compete as per WBC & NZBC rules & regulations).

Outstanding Milk Beverage: will take home $500

People's Choice: all the bragging rights and assorted goodies and a bar tab, for the people's favourite.


The World Barista Championship organization (WBC) has licensed The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) 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.

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 20 contestants through in a day. In the event that there are more than 20 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 the time of entry is particularly important, to help us make a sound selection.

Dates and venue: Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt

Saturday 20 August – National heats 

Sunday 21 August– Final

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

Machines: La Marzocco, 2 group, Linea. The temperate of the two group machines, as per the rules, set at the mid-point between 95.5 - 96c. The baskets are 17g La Marzocco precision baskets. Other than the practice times that will be noted on the schedule, there are no practice times available or time on the machine on-site or in the Wellington region.

Grinders: Mythos 1

Full rules and regulations:

Code of Conduct. NZBC Rules 2021 rules

Follow updates of the championship on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Any curly questions regarding the champs? Contact 021 415 810

The Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship 2022 is kindly sponsored by:

Meadow Fresh, La Marzocco, Mythos NZ, AMC Roastery Supply NZ, Cafetto, Acme Cupco, Castaway, Monin, and Bean Addicted.

The schedule: 

Friday 19 August: 10am-4pm Judges calibration, (invitation only) on-site

Friday 19 August: 4 pm Competitor briefing, on-site 

Saturday 20 August: 10.30 am- 3.30 pm (11 am Stage performance starts)

3.30 pm (approx) announcement of finalists debrief for competitors not continuing

Sunday 21 August: 10:30 am-3 pm Final

4:30 pm (approx) Announcement of Champion

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