Young overseas Filipino worker Mark Chan will be the first ever Filipino barista to compete and represent the Philippines in the World Latte Art Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden this July.
Mark won the top prize of representing the Philippines in the most esteemed latte art competition during the 1st Philippine National Art Latte Championship held in Paranaque City. The baristas were given 10 minutes to create their entry in design pattern, espresso macchiato, and free pour. The Philippine competition used the same criteria used for the World Latte Art Championship as sanctioned by the World Coffee Events.
The World Latte Art Championship will highlight artistic expression in a competition platform that challenges the barista in an on-demand performance. 40 to 45 baristas from around the world will compete for the World Latte Art Champion title. They will be judged based on visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns, and overall performance. Judge Sonja Bjork from World Coffee Events says she is looking forward to the competition especially since this will be the first time that the Philippines will have a representative.
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