Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015 Winner:
Kenny Smith


Championship Pours


1st Place Pour by Kenny Smith


Veteran Judges:
Anna Gutierrez, Matt Milletto
& Sarah Allen

Coffee Fest

presents the

Latte Art World
Championship Open

Welcome to the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open. This exciting 64 competitor, bracket style, sudden death format features head-to-head competition as "a match" between the competitors. The competitor receiving the highest score from the three judges advances to the next round and the loser is eliminated. Competitors are given three minutes to produce one drink for the judges, which is then scored against the competitor at the facing machine.

Judging is Based on Five Categories:
1) Aesthetic Beauty
2) Definition
3) Color Infusion
4) Degree of Difficulty & Creativity
5) Speed

Judging Categories Explained Here

Each Drink is judged by Coffee Fest judges: Matt Milletto of American Barista & Coffee School and Barista Exchange , Sarah Allen of Barista Magazine and Anna Gutierrez of Dillanos Coffee Roasters . Each of the judges compares the drink presented by the two competitors in each match and award 1 point to the competitor with the best presentation in each of the five categories. The competitor receiving the most points on each of the judge's scorecard will be the winner. The competitor will advance by virtue of the judge's scores of 3 to 0 sweep or 2 to 1.

**While Coffee Fest will provide some cups, we recommend that competitors provide their own steaming pitchers and cups to achieve their best result.

Congratulations to Wei Cheng Hsieh of Taipei for being crowned
Champion of Tokyo's Latte Art World Championship Open!

View the Completed Bracket Here!


Apply Here
To compete at Coffee Fest
Portland!
Deadline: September 13, 2015
Apply Here
To compete at Coffee Fest
New York!
Deadline: January 31, 2016


The Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 Latte Art World Championship Open will begin at 9:00am on Friday, 10:00am on Saturday, and 10:30am on Sunday, June 5-7, 2015 at the Navy Pier.


View the Chicago 2015
Bracket Here!


Purse for Coffee Fest
Chicago 2015

1st - $2000

2nd - $1000

3rd - $500




CLICK HERE
To Fill Out Your Bracket

Coffee Fest Latte Art
Championship Highlights



Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015
2nd Place:
John Letoto


Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015
3rd Place:
Nicely Abel


Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015 Winners


Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015 Winners with The Judges


   Honored Sponsors:












MC:
Heather Perry, Two-time U.S. Barista Champion

Sponsors:
Nuova Simonelli
Ghirardelli Chocolate Company
Dillanos Coffee Roasters
Barista Exchange
Barista Magazine

Number of Competitions: 35

Previous Show's Winners

Atlanta 2015
1. Kenny Smith - Sunergos Coffee; Louisville, KY
2. John Letoto - Blacksmith; Houston, TX
3. Nicely Abel - Menotti's Coffee Stop; Venice, CA

Portland 2014
1. Yusuke Ota - Downstairs Coffee; Japan
2. Kenta Tamura - Double Tall Cafe; Japan
3. Daisuke Tanaka - Bondi Cafe; Japan

St. Louis 2014
1. Cole McBride - Public US; Las Vegas, NV
2. Simeon Briker - The Roasterie; Kansas City, MO
3. Kuzuma Ozaki - Air Cafe; Japan

Tokyo 2014
1. Junichi Yamaguchi - Arabica Kyoto
2. Takahiro Ando - Town Square Coffee Roasters
3. Nobu Shimoyama - OLiE & aRI

New York 2014
1. Cabell Tice - The Thinking Cup; Boston, MA
2. Lee Kam Wo
3. Junichi Yamaguchi - The Theatre Coffee; Yokohama

Seattle 2013
1. Cabell Tice - The Thinking Cup; Boston, MA
2. Nobu Shimoyama - South Yara; Austrailia
3. Junichi Yamaguchi - The Theatre Coffee; Yokohama

Chicago 2013
1. Jennifer Hyesung Chun - Buena Park, CA
2. Junichi Yamaguchi - Yokohama
3. Kenny Smith - Sunergos Coffee; Louisville, KY

New York 2013
1. Cabell Tice - Boston, MA pic pic
2. Kenny Smith - Sunergos Coffee; Louisville, KY pic
3. Shimoyama Nobumasa - South Yara, Australia pic

Seattle 2012
1. Kei Hamada - Shibuya, Japan pic pic
2. Shimoyama Nobumasa - Melbourne, Australia pic
3. Cole McBride - Visions Espresso; Seattle, WA pic

Chicago 2012
1. Christopher "nicely" Abel Alameda - Handsome Coffee Roasters; Los Angeles, CA pic pic video
2. Kenny Smith - Sunergos Coffee; Louisville, KY pic
3. Nick Van Slett - JP's Coffee & Espresso Bar; Holland, MI pic

New York 2012 - pic
1. "Kim" Yeung Yiu Fai, - Holly Brown Coffee; Hong Kong pic pic video video
2. Ryan Soeder - Counter Culture Coffee; Boston, MA pic pic
3. Nick Van Slett - JP's Coffee & Espresso Bar; Holland, MI pic pic

Seattle 2011
1. Christopher "nicely" Abel Alameda - Intelligentsia; Venice, CA pic pic video
2. Satoru Oiso - Standard Cafe; Sapporo, Japan pic pic
3. Ryan Soeder - Starbucks; Seattle, WA pic pic

Hawaii 2011
1. Row Aczon - Honolulu Coffee Co.; Honolulu, HI
2. Anthony Luat - Honolulu Coffee Co.; Honolulu, HI
3. Megumi Kitajima - SSW Double Tall; Tokyo, Japan

San Diego 2011
1. Satoru Oiso - Standard Cafe; Sapporo, Japan
2. Jonathan Bruno Koo - Holly Brown Cafe; Hong Kong
3. Christopher "nicely" Abel Alameda - Intelligentsia; Venice, CA

Chicago 2011
1. Ryan Soeder - Starbucks; Seattle, WA
2. Kristen Warrenfells - Bluebird; Brooklyn, NY
3. Ryan Willbur - Stumptown Coffee Roasters; Portland, OR

Seattle 2010
1. Adam McGovern - Stirling Coffee Roasters; Portland, OR
2. Christopher "nicely" Abel Alameda - Intelligentsia Coffee & Tea; Los Angeles, CA
3. Terika Raak - JP's Coffee & Espresso; Holland, MI



Past Championship Winners

Kenny Smith - Atlanta, February 2015
Yusuke Ota - Portland, October 2014
Cole McBride - St. Louis, June 2014
Junichi Yamaguchi - Tokyo, April 2014
Cabell Tice - New York, March 2014
Cabell Tice - Seattle, October 2013
Jennifer Hyesung Chun - Chicago, June 2013
Cabell Tice - New York, March 2013
Kei Hamada - Seattle, September 2012
Christopher "Nicely" Abel Alameda - Chicago, June 2012
"Kim" Yeung Yiu Fai - New York, March 2012
Christopher "nicely" Abel Alameda - Seattle, September 2011
Row Aczon - Hawaii, July 2011
Satoru Oiso - San Diego, June 2011
Ryan Soeder - Chicago, February 2011
Adam McGovern - Seattle, October 2010
Christopher "nicely" Abel Alameda - Minneapolis, June 2010
Jeremy Sterner - Meadowlands, March 2010
Andrew Milsead - Seattle, September 2009
Chris DeFerio - Las Vegas, June 2009
Kevin Emmons - Chicago, February 2009
Young Min Lee - Hong Kong, November 2008
Hiroshi Sawada - Seattle, September 2008 Video
Ben Helfen - Washington D.C.; February 2008
Layla Osberg - Seattle, November 2007
Layla Osberg - Atlanta, June 2007
Chris Baca - Chicago, February 2007
Colter Jones - Seattle, October 2006
Reid Hickman - Las Vegas, June 2006 Reid Hickman - Washington D.C., February 2006
Lindsay Parker - Seattle, October 2005
Billy Wilson - Las Vegas, June 2005
Chris DeFerio - Chicago, February 2005
JC Morris - Seattle, October 2004
Daniel Wayne - Las Vegas, June 2004
Chris DeFerio - Washington D.C., March 2004
JC Morris - Seattle, October 2003
Sammy Piccolo - Atlantic City, March 2003
Zach Lackik - Seattle, November 2002



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