My sunburn is finally fading but my memories of the fabulous few days I spent on the French Riviera with some of the most talented (not to mention fun-loving and whip smart) baristas on the planet last week surely are not.
Here’s a recap of the top six in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship and the World Latte Art Championship…
World Latte Art Champion: Hisako Yoshikawa, Ogawa Coffee Co. Ltd., JAPAN
2nd place: KyeongWoo Jung, Corea Coffee Belt, SOUTH KOREA
3rd place: Miguel Lamora, Talkhouse Coffee, SPAIN
4th place: Leszek Jedraskik, Black & White Coffee, POLAND
5th place: Esther Maasdam, Ristretto, THE NETHERLANDS
6th place: Sam Low, Atomic Coffee Roasters, NEW ZEALAND
“Best Tasting Latte 2013”: Seivijus Matiejunas, Bewley’s, IRELAND
World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion: Victor Delpierre, Cafes Richard, FRANCE
2nd place: Marcin Wojciak, Java Coffee, POLAND
3rd place: Gordon Howell, United Academy of Coffee, UNITED KINGDOM
4th place: Dimitrios Konstantopolous, Tailor Made, GREECE
5th place: Gerald Meylaers, Baristabar, BELGIUM
6th place: Martin Hudak, Dublin Cafe, SLOVAKIA
Why oh why did I not hear of this? I would have been there in a shot and consumed many shots (il have an expresso please!) though it seems to be more about the art of the latte, that ll do just fine too..