Latte Art Throwdown
Baristas and coffee enthusiasts across Northern Luzon joined Baristas’ Quest in Baguio City with a Latte Art Throwdown. Participants from Baguio City and neighboring provinces joined in a cupping event and a competition which was spearheaded by Halfroom Coffee and Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc.
The Baristas’ Quest is a month-long campaign of competitions to empower and promote camaraderie amongst Filipino baristas and coffee enthusiasts across the country. The first leg of the competition took place in Davao and the final one will be held in Cebu City. Michael Harris Conlin, President, and CEO of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc., who is also the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the 2019 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalist, leads the Baristas’ Quest campaign.
Witnessing the baristas and coffee enthusiasts compete at the Latte Showdown was indeed inspiring. To watch them express art in a latte is just amazing. I cannot believe how talented Filipino baristas are! I appreciate coffee-making even more because of the Latte Art Showdown.
Not only do these baristas give life to coffee but they also offer a livelihood to local coffee farmers in the Philippines. Most of the baristas and coffee shop owners around the city cater to the coffee being produced by local farmers. Kudos!
I uploaded highlights of the competition to my Youtube Channel. Watch it here:
National Coffee Championship
The champions of the said competitions will get the chance to represent his or her region by getting a competitor sponsorship package for the National Coffee Championships, a travel allowance and accommodation to the Philippine National Barista Assembly happening this September 20 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, and a Comandante Grinder! These events are co-sponsored by the venue partners.
Baristas, Register for the next competition!
For the final leg of Baristas’ Quest, individuals who can extract rich coffee flavors into a cup may register for the Kettle + Cup: Coffee Brewing Challenge that is set to happen at Tightrope Coffee in Cebu City on July 25.
Registration is free. Interested participants may register at bit.ly/BaristaQuest-Cebu.
To know more about Barista Quest visit www.facebook.com/baristasquest/ or contact Tony Dy at 0917.153.1188.