Luise Metelka winner of the NZ Barista Championship 2021, commented on a her Instagram @wanderluise. “I was over the moon when I heard that La Marzocco is one of this year’s sponsors!” – Luise

Hanna Teramoto of the Woozoo Group in Auckland was runner-up. With Frank Hsu of Frank’s in Wellington placed third in the competition. The event was held at Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre from 20 to 21 March.

Hanna Teramoto NZ Barista Champion 2021 Runner Up
Frank winning third place

The competitors in the 2021 – NZ Barista Championship competed using the La Marzocco 2 Group AV Linea PB. The PB is an espresso machine that is found in cafes and restaurants all across New Zealand. And that was a big factor in choosing the espresso machine for the championship. We believe the competition should feel accessible to all. Having a machine that competitors could easily get their hands on was important to us.

Newcomer and Peoples choice award

La Marzocco New Zealand offers our congratulations to Luise. We look forward to following her journey as she goes on to represent New Zealand in the World Barista Championship in 2022.

photo credit: Andrew Turner, ATPhoto @atphotonz

The NZ Barista Championship is held every year. Keep your eyes peeled for information about future events on our instagram or subscribe to be informed. To compete at these events check out the New Zealand Specialty Coffee Association Website.