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Video: New Latte Art Exhibition Competition

Come watch things heat up as baristas battle it out to create the most creative and visually pleasing latte art to impress an expert panel of judges.

By The Canadian Coffee & Tea Show

First competitors will demonstrate their best freestyle latte art. From there the lucky finalists must pour any latte art design they choose in a macchiato, cappuccino, or latte cup. Don’t miss all the excitement as these talented stars fight for the champion title!

The winner will receive a Dalla Corte mini single group professional espresso machine valued at $4,250as well as a Pro M espresso grinder from Mahlkonig valued at $1,595.

Taking Place:

Sunday September 28: 5:00 P.M.

Monday September 29: 3:00 P.M.

Rules and Regs

Preliminary Round: Up to 32 baristas will be allowed to pick whatever sponsored cup they want to use. They will have 10 minutes to practise and choose their best freestyle latte art to be photographed. They will have five minutes to present two duplicate latte art patterns based on the photographed latte art during the presentation portion. There will be two visual judges and one head judge. The judges will be using score sheets based on World Latte Art Championship standards. The top eight baristas will move on to the finals.

Final Round: The final eight baristas will be given 30 minutes to practise. During their practice they will be required to pour whatever latte art design they choose in a macchiato, cappuccino, and latte cup to be photographed. They will have 10 minutes to present two duplicate latte art pours based on the photographed latte art in each cup. There will be two visual judges, one head judge, and one technical judge. The judges will be using score sheets based on World Latte Art Championship standards. There will be two visual judges, one head judge, and one technical judge. The judges will be using score sheets based on World Latte Art Championship standards.

No coffee or milk preparation can be done in advance. No time will be given for cleaning his/her workstation – the station should be clean at the end of the performance – clean worker – clean station! A time penalty of a one point deduction will be applied for each second over the time allotted. It will be the responsibility of the head judge to subtract the penalty from the competitor’s overall score, if applicable. Any competitor going overtime by one minute or more will be disqualified.

To register to compete: http://www.canadianbaristaacademy.com/

To register for the Canadian Coffee & Tea Show: http://coffeeteashow.ca/