Maybe you’ve noticed from my blog posts about it that we at Barista Magazine are REALLY excited about the U.S. Latte Art Championship set to take place in Boston next week. This is the first time the United States has had a latte art competition in the World Latte Art Championship model—it’s so freakin cool!
A very hardworking team of organizers and sponsors has been working night and day to make sure that this premiere U.S. Latte Art Championship is as cool as it can be! Special thanks to Tara Shenson and Lara Gallagher of the SCAA; Skip Finlay of Dalla Corte; Sevan Istanboulian from Cafe Mystique Coffee; Lorenzo Perkins from Cuvee Coffee; Chris Elliott from Prima; Sonja Grant of Kaffismiðja Íslands, the crew at Espresso Parts (Heather, Panda, Matt, Melissa), Richard Sandlin from the Bay Area Coffee Community, Emma Markland Webster of Monter Trucks, and especially Patrick Burns of Palace Coffee.
Thank you all of you for your hard work on this amazing project!
There are still spots available in the first ever U.S. Latte Art Championship, so sign up already! The prize—besides some pretty huge bragging rights—is downright amazing: a Dalla Corte home machine, a Mahlkönig ProM grinder, a whole mess of home coffee bar tools from Prima, some gorgeous porcelain from Espresso Parts to pour those beautiful drinks you just crafted into, and more!
The competition will take place in the Activity Hall right alongside the U.S. Barista Championship, the U.S. Brewers Cup, the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, and more. It’s gonna be sick!
The schedule for the U.S. Latte Art Championship has been tweaked a little to make it easier for baristas to be there. Here it is: