Posts Tagged 'New Zealand Coffee'

Our Brew Blog Site

Our Brew is a site where a collection of New Zealand’s leading baristas and coffee aficionados review, and comment, on cafes, roasteries and New Zealand coffee culture.

Their aim is to support local cafes that are really doing well for themselves, and the industry, by producing great coffee in a pleasant setting. Also, to provide you with a greater knowledge of the coffee industry and the local events that take place.

Current contributors include:

Hans Pronk (Owner/Barista, ME Coffee Boutique/Merito Espresso Roastery)

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the site and free to leave remarks, especially on any cafe’s reviewed or that others think should be looked at.

Christchurch Barista Throwdown

Hosted by Luciano at Luciano Espresso Bar.Luciano -

Friday night saw a great number of barista’s and coffee professionals getting together before the massive New Zealand Barista Championships to be held the next day. Luciano made the night a lot of fun, hosting his own barista throwdown in which, those that wanted (and those that didn’t), created their “best” latte art.

Luciano's Barista Throwdown 27th Feb 09 - the Spill

The title came down to a “pour-off” between Auckland’s 2nd place barista champion – Robert Hulse and Christchurch’s 1st place barista champion – Carl Sara. Congratulations to Carl for taking ut the title (and the coin)! I think it’s safe to say we all had a fun time with it.

Throwdown Champion, Carl Sara

Tomorrow at 12pm we will see the Barista Championship commence with a blast at the C4 roastery in Christchurch.

-H

 

P.S. The set of photo’s (approx 100) of tonights throwdown is available for $10 – email me hans (at) meritoespresso.co.nz