Barista Champs 2023

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 March 2023 | 8.00am - 4.00pm

The NZSCA are proud to be heading to Whirinaki Whare Toanga in March bringing the best coffee championship focused on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a national coffee loving audience.

Each year, competitors each prepare 4 espressos, 4 milk-based drinks, and 4 original signature drinks to exacting standards in a 15-minute performance set to music. The winner will represent NZ in the 2024 World Barista Championship.

Certified Judges from around the world evaluate each performance on the taste of beverages served, cleanliness, creativity, technical skill, and overall presentation. The ever-popular signature beverage allows baristas to stretch their imagination and the judges’ palates to incorporate a wealth of coffee knowledge into an expression of their individual tastes and experiences.

Special thanks to our sponsors. This event is free and so is the coffee available in our sponsors foyer! All welcome.

Gillies Group Theatre, Whirinaki Whare Taonga

Tickets: Entry free | Grab a ticket to come along and watch