Danes Specialty Coffee is ready to crown the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Champion.
The fast, intense, fun and spectator-friendly latte art competition is taking place on 19 August. But if you can’t make it to Chatswood, New South Wales for the event, don’t worry.
Online viewers can also cast their vote as to who they think is worthy of the title, in the Spectators Choice award.
Danes Specialty Coffee says registration for the second annual competition filled up quicker than expected, with the format increased to accommodate 54 baristas.
The event, taking place at Chatswood‘s Victoria Bar & Grill from 5pm – 9pm, will see the region’s top baristas showcasing their artistic flair and competing for the title of top latte artist. Riverina Fresh milk and SanRemo Australia are sponsoring the competition, which features a prize pool worth more than $10,000.
First place will win $3500, second place will win $1500 and third place will win $500 in cash, and a share in more than $5000 worth of Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) classes, WFS water filter, Cafetto products and more.
Defending champion Sam Taylor will compete against other talented coffee artists in attempt to secure his title for a second year running.
This year’s judging panel will include Australian Specialty Coffee Association’s (ASCA) 2015 Central Region Latte Art Champion Jibbi Little, Sean McManus, and popular Instagram barista Timothy Sweet.
The 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship (IGLAC) will consist of three rounds of competition beginning with one knockout, elimination round that sees competitors create one latte art creation from an e-wheel. Winners from round one will proceed onto Round Two where the format sees each competitor create two creations, one from the wheel, and one signature latte art creation.
The Final Round will see the last four artists standing from the round two Preliminary Finals face off with their signature latte art creation.
Tickets are $30, and includes a beverage upon arrival, canapés and desserts thanks to Victoria Dining. Registration for the competition is included with ticket purchase. All door proceeds are to be donated to Hope Global.
2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship
Friday 19 August, 5 – 9pm
Victoria Bar & Grill
426 Victoria Street, Chatswood, NSW.
Spectators are welcome. Watch some of Australia’s best latte artists compete.
To purchase tickets to the event click here: www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2016-international-grand-latte-art-championship-iglac-2016-tickets-25688246236?aff=es2