Rocket Home Barista Champs 2014

Take your barista skills out of the kitchen, the Rocket Home Barista Champs is back!


New Zealand. Land of the long black, flat white coffee cloud. Yeah, you could say New Zealanders love our coffee, we could also say we’re quite good at making coffee too. Forget Rugby, Beer or BBQ’s, when it comes to coffee, we can all say that we can make a pretty good brew. Now it’s time to take your barista skills further than your kitchen…
ENTER NOW and claim bragging rights to the title of Rocket Home Barista Champion in your region (Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch) with the winners of each region battling it out in Wellington for the title of Rocket Home Barista Champion of New Zealand. 
Our challenge is simple: using the worlds sexiest domestic espresso machine, The Rocket, you will have 10 minutes to make the judges your best espresso and flat white. You’ll also need to poach one egg and butter one piece of toast, while demonstrating coffee knowledge. The judges are looking for flair and fun in your performance. 
Please note: if you work in a café, used to work in a café, own a café or work with coffee equipment then you are ineligible to enter. You must be over sixteen years of age. 


You will have 10 minutes to:
Is it as easy as it sounds?
Each barista will be assessed not only on the taste of their espresso beverages, but also on their coffee knowledge and their ability to impress the judges as a whole with their performance. Check out the scoresheets for more information:
Competition rules are here

Dates and venues

12pm, Saturday 5 September
Atomic Coffee Roasters, 420c New North Road
Kingsland, Auckland
Sign up for Auckland
5pm, Friday 28 August
L’affare, 27 College Street
Te Aro, Wellington
Sign up for Wellington
10am, Saturday 22 August
C4 Coffee, 278 Tuam Street
Sign up for Christchurch
Refine your skills and learn from the best. We’ll be running masterclasses at each location to give you some tips from the pros and answer (to a degree) some of the questions you have about the competition.


The 2015 Rocket Home Barista Champions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will take home a sweet prize pack, which includes;
Worth over $2,000
There’s a twist…
For 2015, the Rocket Home Barista Champions from each region will be flown to Wellington, with flights and accommodation taken care of by L’affare, and battle it out in Wellington for the title of New Zealand Rocket Home Barista Champion, with the prize package being;
Worth over $5,500

Daily draws 

Help us spread the word and you could be a winner in one of our daily draws
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Daily draws include prizes from our sponsors Atomic Coffee Roasters, L’affare, C4 Coffee and Rocket Espresso Milano.

Enter now

Take your barista skills out of the kitchen and ENTER NOW to:
Cost: $40, which includes:
We only have 20 spaces available in each location, so secure your spot now.

Thanks to our sponsors