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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. Yup, you could say us Kiwis love our coffee. We also think we’re pretty good at the making the stuff. Forget rugby, sailing or jet powered backpacks, when it comes to coffee, each and every one of us can proudly say ‘we stew a mean brew’. But now it’s time to take your coffee-making skills further than the kitchen.
ENTER NOW and claim bragging rights to the title of Rocket Home Barista Champion in your region (Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch).
Our challenge is simple: using the world's sexiest domestic espresso machine, The Rocket, you will have 10 minutes to make our judges your best espresso and flat white. You'll also need to butter a piece of toast and demonstrate some customer service skills along the way. We’ll supply everything, just bring yourself and a great attitude.
Please note: If you work in a cafe, used to work in a cafe or own a cafe you are not eligible to enter. You also must be over 16 years of age.



You will have 10 minutes to:

It's easy, right? Or is it...
Each barista will be assessed not only on the taste of their espresso beverages, but also their technical ability and customer service skills.

For more information, check out the scoresheets:

And read the competition rules:

Dates & venues

Noon, Saturday 27 September
Atomic Coffee Roasters, 420c New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland

Noon, Sunday 28 September
L'affare, 27 College Street, Wellington

Noon, Saturday 4 October
C4 Coffee, 278 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Hone your skills and learn from the best! We'll be running masterclasses in each location to give you some tips from the pros and answer to any questions you might have about the competition.


The 2014 Rocket Home Barista Champions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch will take home more prizes than they can carry.

Worth over $6,000!

Daily draws

Help us spread the word and you could be a winner in one of our daily draws!

Facebook: Like our Facebook page and share images from our page to yours
Twitter: Follow us on Twitter and re-tweet our RHBC tweets or use the hashtag #RocketHomeBaristaChamps
Instagram: Follow us on instagram and #regram our RHBC images using the hashtag #RocketHomeBaristaChamps
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, includes a free masterclass, a pack of fresh roasted coffee, a Rocket Home Barista Championship branded IPA souvenir cup and a certificate.

We only have 20 places in each location, secure your spot now!

Thanks to our sponsors