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Latte Art Jam in Christchurch

Everyone this is your invitation to the NZ Barista Guild’s very first Latte Art Jam taking place in Christchurch! We’re delighted to have our committee member David Pai’s new cafe as the venue!
The event is first and foremost a social gathering for our members and other baristas to get together and share stories and experiences. But for anyone who wants to pour some milk in that espresso base, we’ve got an informal and fun competition for you!
Time: 7pm
Date: Friday 10 August
Venue: 107 Fitzgerald Ave, City Central, Christchurch
Entry: NZ Barista Guild members: Bring a couple of beers to drink at the end, non-members: Bring beers + $20
RSVP: Our host is David Pai, let him know if you’re able to make the evening, by emailing him now> or via text/phone on 021 618 131
What is a Latte Art Jam?
Each entrant’s name will be placed in a hat at the event and drawn at random.
Two competitors at a time will face off on one 3 group machine, using either ends steam wands. Coin toss to decide who gets choice of left or right hand steam wand.
In the instance we have 16 entrants, it will be much like a competitive draw at Wimbledon where you play off elimination style to find the two finalists.
Each competitor will produce 1x reg FW and 1x Piccolo. 5min to produce to two pieces of art. Coffees that are to be judged will be placed in a square, once in this square the cannot be removed.
3 Judges will have 3 coins (or whatever). Each judge will place 1 coin at their best judged FW, and 1 coin at their best judged piccolo. The last coin is placed at the latte artist with the best technical ability OR the best overall.
It’s going to be fun, informal and winner takes the glory of a profile piece on the NZSCA website and NZ Barista Guild e-newsletter!
RSVP: Our host is David Pai, let him know if you’re able to make the evening, by emailing him now>