latte art winners
Coffee Fest St. Louis 2014 Winners
cole mcbride
1st Place pour by Cole Mcbride

simeon
2nd Place pour by Simeon Bricker

kazuma ozaki
3rd Place pour by Kuzama Ozaki

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 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 and Creativity
5) Speed

Judging categories explained

Each Drink is judged by Coffee Fest veteran judges: Matt Milletto of American Barista & Coffee School and Barista Exchange and Sarah Allen of Barista Magazine. Matt and Sarah will now be joined by coffee industry veteran, Anna Gutierrez of Gourmet Source. Each of the judges compares the drink presented by each of 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 in that judges opinion. The competitor advancing will advance by virtue of the judge's scores of 3 to 0 sweep or 2 to 1.

The ultimate champion will earn a grand sum of $2,000. Second place pockets $1,000 and third place earns $500.

Sponsors: Nuova Simonelli provide the Aurelia espresso machines and MDX Grinders. Dillanos provides the coffee. Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is proud to present your Tournament Bracket.

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


Download the completed bracket from St. Louis 2014

Purse for Coffee Fest Portland 2014

1st - $2000

2nd - $1000

3rd - $500

The Coffee Fest Portland 2014 Latt Art World Championship Open will begin at 9:00am on Friday, 10:00am on Saturday, and 10:30am on Sunday, October 17-19, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center. The deadline to apply to compete for the Coffee Fest Portland 2014 Latte Art World Championship Open is September 6th, 2014. Competitors interested in the Atlanta competition are encouraged to apply early, on-line here.
Latte Artists wanting to compete in the Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open in shows beyond Portland 2014 can apply by clicking the show links at the bottom of this page.



Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship
Quick Facts


Latte art winners
Coffee Fest New York 2014 Winners
Cabel Pour
1st Place pour by Cabell Tice of The Thinking Cup From Boston, MA
Lee Kam pour
2nd Place pour by Lee Kam Wo

Junichi pour
3rd Place pour by Junichi Yamaguchi- The Theatre Coffee, Yokohama.
seattle latte art winner
Coffee Fest Seattle 2014 Winners
1st Place pour by Cabell Tice, The Thinking Cup Boston, MA. 2nd Place pour by Nobu Shimoyama. 3rd Place by Junichi Yamaguchi- FORC, Yokohama.
chicago winners
Coffee Fest Chicago 2013 Winners
1st Place pour by Jennifer Hyesung Chun -Coffee Code, Buena Park, CA. 2nd Place pour by Junichi Yamaguchi- FORC, Yokohama. 3rd Place Kenny Smith Sunergos Coffee - Louisville, KY.

Coffee Fest veteran judges Sarah Allen of Barista Magazine and Matt Milletto of Barista Exchange. For the first time in Seattle, Anna Gutierrez of Gourmet Source joins our judging trifecta.












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: 33

Previous Show's Winners


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

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

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

Chicago, June 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, March 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, September 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, July 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, June 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, February 2011
1. Ryan Soeder, Starbucks, Seattle, WA
2. Kristen Warrenfells, Bluebird, Brooklyn, NY
3. Ryan Willbur, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR

Seattle, October 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 Winners

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