As 2013 winds down, we’re reviewing the most popular articles we’ve posted this year here on Barista Magazine’s daily blog. These are the posts that attracted the most thousands of views. In case you missed them, we’re revisiting them this week…
I met the amazing Luzia Taschler of Germany when we were at DC Campus—Dalla Corte espresso machines’ annual training event for latte art and coffee in good spirits champions—in Milan in May, and we became fast friends. Luzia won third place honors in the 2012 World Latte Art Championship in Korea, and she was at DC Campus to help this year’s competitors prepare for the 2013 competition in Nice, France.
Luzia just posted photos of the latte art pours from the final six baristas in the 2013 World Latte Art Championship in Nice, and I am thrilled to share them with you here. Thank you, Luzia!
A note about these photos: Luzia took these photos after they had been judged, so they are not as perfect as they were when served to the judges. The milk has sat for a bit, and also, the judges have slightly disrupted the designs in order to judge the consistency and depth of foam. They’re nevertheless incredible and gorgeous pours, but be aware that they are not as remarkable as they were when first presented.
6th place: Sam Low, Atomic Coffee Roasters, NEW ZEALAND
5th place: Esther Maasdam, Ristretto, THE NETHERLANDS
4th place: Leszek Jedraskik, Black & White Coffee, POLAND
3rd place: Miguel Lamora, Talkhouse Coffee, SPAIN
2nd place: KyeongWoo Jung, Corea Coffee Belt, SOUTH KOREA
WINNER: Hisako Yoshikawa, Ogawa Coffee Co. Ltd., JAPAN