After a long day at Coffee Fest, I wanted the full experience. So having seen a latte art throwdown and after-party posted on Barista Exchange I knew it was a must see. When I arrived, the Victrola cafe was brimming with baristas, roasters, and other coffee fanatics. As the event drew near, the brave began practicing their craft on the two espresso machines available. Since a photo says a thousand words, I’ll let them do most of the talking.
The first few rounds went quickly as the competition warmed up. Each step closer to victory deserved celebration.
By the final rounds, the crowd’s full attention fell to the front of the café. A counter mounted camera displaying each carefully poured designed on the wall for all to see. Cheers and jeers ringing out with each ruling by the judges.
To the victors go the spoils. Cold brew kits, and cold hard cash.
Until next year.