Saturday 20 August 2022 | 10.30 am - 4.00pm

Sunday 21 August 2022 | 10.00am - 4.30pm


We are full steam wand ahead for the Meadow Fresh NZ Barista Championship 2022. It’s a limited field this year with quality over quantity. In an era of pandemics, staffing shortages, closed borders, and inflation, we acknowledge that the situation is what it is. And we have the opportunity to celebrate our craft, so celebrate we will!

Please support the legends we have competing this year. One of these baristas will represent New Zealand at the World Barista Championship 2023 next June in Athens, Greece.

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors. They help us to inspire the New Zealand coffee community with substantial help.

This truly is the main event for Baristas in New Zealand. 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 and 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.


Open heat Saturday 20 August
10:30 start
11:00am Bonnie Lam, The Coffee Dojo, Wanaka
11:30am Hanna Teramoto, Coffee Tech Ltd, Auckland
12:00midday Olivia Cho, TOB Coffee Roastery, Auckland
12:30pm Johnny Leung, Archie Cafe, Auckland
1:00pm Logan Collinge, Hammerstone Coffee, Wellington
1:30pm Luise Metelka, Flight Coffee, Wellington
2:00pm YJ Huang, Mojo Coffee, Auckland

Gillies Group Theatre, Whirinaki Whare Taonga

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