Thursday 01 June 2023

Nzsca is looking for judges for the New Zealand Barista Championship

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AUCKLAND, New Zealand – The New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association (NZSCA) is looking for experienced judges for the Meadow Fresh New Zealand Barista Championship 2019. The Championship is being held in Upper Hutt on the 2nd – 3rd February with the calibration being held on Friday 1st 10:30am – 4pm.

The judge’s positions are varied. Technical and sensory judges are needed alongside shadow judges. Please note that industry and coffee experience is a prerequisite to judging.

Remember to read and review the new Rules and Regulations.

Candidates will be sent a link to an online written assessment prior to the workshop. It is essential that this is completed prior to the Workshop. The written assessment includes coffee knowledge and Rules and Regulations 2018 questions.

Please be aware that the championship workshop held in November/December countrywide and calibration is a mandatory requirement. Note if you are an experienced judge with two consecutive years plus, you still need to attend the workshop.

Judging can be a rewarding way to get to know others in the coffee industry and to get close to the Championship action. Most of all, it’s a lot of fun!

Judges are chosen after the calibration by the NZSCA judges committee will receive a free Championship t-shirt, porcelain Championship cup and a certificate.

Contact NZSCA Event Manager for any curly questions around judging: 021 415 810

Sign up for the nearest regional workshop:

Auckland Workshop

9am-4pm, Friday 7 December

Espresso Mechanics

Wellington Workshop

9am-4pm, Friday 30th November

Ripe Coffee Roastery

Christchurch Workshop

9am-4pm, Sunday 2nd December

Crafted Coffee Roastery

Note: This workshop is a minimum prerequisite for all MFNZBC Judges. NO matter if you have judged prior or not. Those judges that have judged the last two years consecutively please use the discounted workshop rate.


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