The World Latte Art Championship highlights artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance.
For the preliminary round of the championship, baristas produce a single creative latte pattern at the Art Bar, then move to the WLAC stage to create two identical free-pour lattes and two identical designer lattes. Scores from the Art Bar and Stage are combined, and the top 6 competitors qualify for the final round, where they are asked to create two identical free-pour macchiato, two identical free-pour lattes, and two identical designer patterned lattes. The top-scoring competitor in the final round is declared the World Latte Art Champion.
Baristas are judged based on visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns, and overall performance.
World Latte Art Championship 2014 Results
Champion: Christian Ullrich, Germany
2nd: Chiara Bergonzi, Italy
3rd: Edit Juhasz, Hungary
4th: Rie Moustakas, Australia
5th: Seijivus Matiejunas, Ireland
6th: Ryan Tan, Singapore
The World Latte Art Champion was awarded a trip to the World of Coffee in Rimini, Italy, and trip to Sumatra for DC Campus by Dalla Corte. They also won a Mahlkoenig Vario Grinder and a trip to China courtesy of Jas Bleu Coffee Expert.