Sanremo to host latte art smackdown on 9 December

Sanremo will host a latte art competition in Sydney on 9 December.

Event organisers anticipate more than 150 people to attend the smackdown, with the aim for coffee industry members to meet and greet new and old friends.

Generous sponsors will contribute more than $2000 dollars in prizes for the winners, including Pauls Professional, Bombora Coffee and Water Supplies, Barista Technology, Puq Press and many more.

More than 40 baristas will compete in the latte art event. They will use two Sanremo Cafe Racer three-group machines thanks to Sanremo and Silver Chef, two SPII Anfim Milan Grinders thanks to Espresso Company Australia and coffee thanks to Coffee & Co.

Two baristas on each machine will pull shots to provide consistent conditions before two competitors at a time go head to head at the steam wand to pour their latte art using Pauls Professional Milk.

A spinning wheel will be used to decide the pour, set to be a range of traditional patterns and free pour options.

Competitors will have three minutes to present their cup to the judges. The barista to first present their cup to the judges will be automatically granted one point.

The judge on the night will include Paul Helmers from Pauls Professional, Megan Loudon from Coffee Brothers, Timothy Sweet from Sanremo, Jibbi Little and Sean McManus from Neighbourhood.

The judges will decide the best pattern of the two cups by looking for symmetry, complexity, positioning, difficulty and definition. The competition will be a knock-out battle until one barista is left standing.

The event will take place 6pm at 880 Princes Highway in Tempe in New South Wales.

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