Ian Chagunda of Vancouver’s Matchstick Coffee Roasters has every reason to be proud.
He won the 2015 Canadian Latte Art Championship, held at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show, after crafting the most artistic latte presentation in a talent pool that boasted such barista champs as Ben Put.
As Ian says on his site www.ianchagunda.com:
“I come from a family of artists and scholars, a lineage of Malawian royalty. My father is a scientist. My brother is a musician and a business owner. My grandfather led the planning of the capital city of our young nation, and my grandmother was an educator. I fear I may never live up to the richness of my past, yet I know I come from gifts and greatness, and can only hope to pass them on to the lives yet to follow.”
His greatness was certainly on display at the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show. We expect to see a lot more of Ian Chagunda!