Carmen Clemente of Italy has been crowned the 2022 World Latte Art Champion at the World Coffee Championships, which took place from 23 to 25 June in Milan.
Rora of South Korea placed second, Shao-Sing Lin of Taiwan placed third, Nicky Voon Pei Xin of Malaysia placed fourth, Victor Vu of Australia placed fifth, and Christos Douvas of Greece placed sixth.
For Carmen’s winning routine, the home-ground champion poured a marlin fish for her free pour design, and a dog’s face for her second pattern. Her final designer latte art was a beaver. Carmen says she chose this design because “it symbolises the hard work that must be done to reach a goal, like in this competition”.
Agnieszka Rojewska of Poland claimed her second World Coffee Championship title, winning first place in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (CIGSC).
Vladyslav Demonenko of Ukraine won second place, Shayla Philipa of Indonesia placed third, Nelson Phu of Canada placed fourth, Danny Wilson of Australia placed fifth, and Christos Klouvatos of Greece placed sixth.
For her signature cocktail, Agnieszka created a coffee champagne using Panama Geisha coffee.
Her recipe included 20 grams of coffee, 200 grams of water, 50 milligrams of gin, 30 milligrams of yuzu liquor, 30 milligrams of apricot liquor, 20 milligrams of chinotto nero, 20 milligrams of dark chocolate liquor, 40 milligrams of lemon juice, and 80 grams of hot milk.
Agnieszka became the first female to win the World Barista Championship in 2018.
Heongwan Moon from South Korea was crowned World Cup Tasters Champion.
Jaco Chu of Hony Kong placed second, Heli Santiago Castaño of Colombia placed third, and DénesRajmond of Germany placed fourth.
Felix Teiretzbacher of Austria won the 2022 World Coffee Roasting Champion.
Simo Christidi of Norway placed second, Wisnu Aji of Indonesia placed third, and Alex Nerantzis of Greece placed fourth.
In the 2022 Cezve/Ibrik Championship, Michaela Ruazol – Recera from United Arab Emirates won first place. Paul Ungureanu of Romania was runner up. Dimitris Baigkousis of Greece placed third and Agnieszka (also the 2022 CIGSC) placed fourth.
The Milan World Coffee Championships took place as part of the Specialty Coffee Association’s World of Coffee trade show in Italy. More than 100 competitors representing their competition bodies across five World Coffee Championships.
For more information, visit www.sca.coffee.