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World Latte Art Championship

Every year, the best baristas from around the world meet at the World Latte Art Championship and compete against each other for the most hilarious and creative images on coffee.

Baristas are judged based on design, creativity, identical designs in pairs, contrast of designs and overall performance. In the finals, the contestant with the best score is declared the Latte Art World Champion.

Baristas focus on artistic expression in a milky beverage. They start by preparing one creative design and then move to the main stage to create two identical free-poured and two identical designer lattes.

World Latte Art Championships 2022

This year's competition attracted a record 11,000 participants from more than 137 countries. The competition took place in June at the World of Coffee venue inMilan, Italy .

The championship featured a total of five coffee competitions over three days:

  • World Latte Art Championship
  • World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship
  • World Cup Tasters Championship
  • World Coffee Roasting Championship
  • Cezve/Ibrik Championship

First place went to Carmen Clemente representing Italy. Carmen is no stranger to Latte Art, she has been studying the craft since 2010 and with her partner Manuela Fensore runs aLatte Art school in Milan called Barlady Cafè Academy.

Carmen gave a great performance at the competition and defended the title of World Latte Art Champion for 2022.

"Even though my hands were shaking, I managed to do an impressive job and become the new Italian Latte Art Champion." - Carmen Clemente

See how Carmen fared:

Ranking the top six baristas from Milan:

  1. Carmen Clemente, Italy
  2. RORA, South Korea
  3. Shao-Sing Lin, Taiwan
  4. Nicky Voon Pei Xin, Malaysia
  5. Victor Vu, Australia
  6. Christos Douvas, Greece

The best baristas in Latte Art at the competition in Milan. Source: worldlatteart.org

Previous editions of the World Latte Art Championships

Berlin 2019

The name Manuela Fensore has been mentioned here once before today. Manuela is the partner of Carmen Clemente, the 2022 World Latte Art Champion and winner of the 2019 World Championship title in Berlin.

She won the title in Berlin with her horse, eagle and parrot designs, which she wanted to bring precision, technique, purity and creativity. In the photo we see the parrot design. Source: baristamagazine.com

Brazil 2018

In 2018, the World Latte Art Championship was held in BeloHorizonte, Brazil, whereIrvine Quek Siew Lhek from Malaysia crushed the competition and won first place.

For the competition, he chose designs of animals that are typical of Malaysia, where Irvine is from. Source: coffeeteaimagazine.com

Top 5 most inspiring Instagram accounts with Latte Art

Take a peek and get inspired, as baristas from around the world create Latte Art. Type in #latteart and explore all that Instagram has to offer or get inspired by the Instagram accounts I like to follow.

Inspiration for interesting Latte Art

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Best milk jugs

None of the baristas mentioned above would create Latte Art without a good milk jug. A milk jug is an essential part of any barista's kit. That's why choosing the right one is really important.

There are many different milk jugs on the market. They vary in color, design, size, shape, type of funnel, weight and they are all designed and distributed by different brands around the world.

We've written down for you, which milk jug you should choose and how to know, with so many, which milk jug is best for you.