The north Coast Junior Barista Championship

Our Story

In August 2022, NCCC was a successful Grant applicant of the
Department of Communities and Justice, NGO Flood Support
Program. This grant has allowed NCCC to cover course fees for
young people aged 15-18 and integrate a Regional Barista Championship for the students. The Barista Championship aims to support community led social recovery and economic development, informed by the needs of our community and local industry. This event is a first for the region and
brings community together in a fun, inclusive event for students,
family, and friends with the local coffee, producers, suppliers and
hospitality industry.

Event Details

Join us for the first North Coast Junior Barista Championship.

We would like to acknowledge the Arakwal people of Bundjalung Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of this land which we live, work, and stand on.

We acknowledge their continuing living culture, connection to land, waters and community. We acknowledge and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and emerging.  

event date

22nd June 2023

Event Time

10am – 3pm 


Byron Youth Service
1 Gilmore Crescent
Byron Bay


We had 10 schools take part in the Accredited Barista Training. The following schools have entered up to two teams in the Junior Barista Championship.

The Teams are made up from:

Kadina High School

The Living School

Pacific Valley Christian School

St Mary’s Catholic College Casino 

St John’s College Woodlawn

Maclean High School

Schools who completed training but were unable to make the event:

Woodenbong Central School

Kyogle High School

Kyogle Youth Action 

Lismore High School

Zentvelds Beans

100% Australian Grown Coffee

Full bodied, Dark Chocolate & Nutty


ORIGIN: Zentveld’s Estate (NSW) + (QLD)


ROAST: Medium Dark

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Event Judges

Rebecca Zentveld – Zentveld’s Coffee

Drew McGovin – The Sub Tropic Coffee Association 

Monique Hartley – North Coast Community College

Andrew Woodburn – Hospitality Trainer & Assessor


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our campus!


9AM – 4:30PM



02 6628 5426




494 Bruxner Highway NSW 2477

4/13 Yamba Street NSW 2464