Latte Art

Come and watch the LIVE FINALS of the Top Latte Artist in Vancouver contest happening September 21st, 2018 from 6:30-10pm at Kafka’s Coffee Shop at Emily Carr University – 577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC.
Brought to you in part by Breville Canada, ECM Espresso Coffee Machine, Canadian Barista Academy, Barista Canada, Agro Roasters, Nuova Simonelli, Storm Brewing, Silver Chef, Kafka’s Coffee Shop, and Starbeat,
Come watch the Top 16 Qualifiers from our online Starbeat competition as they compete LIVE for the Grand Prize of $2,500 and the Prestige title of Top Latte Artist in Vancouver! The night will include coffee, beer, food, live streaming, online voting, and a special “Cafe Quality Coffee at Home course & Latte Art Throw Down” from 8:30-9:30pm presented by Breville where 30 people per course will have the chance to learn how to make Café Quality Coffee in the comfort of their own home.
All competitors’ performances will be filmed by Starbeat and uploaded directly onto the live voting channel where the world will vote for 1 hour between 8:30-9:30pm and their votes will be combined with the professional opinions of our 4 Guest Judges to decide the official winner. Awards ceremony will take place at 9:45pm.
Who will be named Top Latte Artist in Vancouver? Only one way to find out…
Tickets are FREE but space is limited so get yours early and show up on time to try and get inside
It’s a Night you Won’t want to Miss!

The Top 16 qualifiers invited to the Live Finals are below:

Sua Hong – Wins $1500

Arisa Fukuhara -Wins an $800 Voucher for “Opening a Coffee Business” from Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy

Lauren de Silva – Wins a Reg Barber Coffee Tamper

Misaki Yoshihara

Cole (from Nemesis)

Luka Kawabata

Yasmien Khan

Stephaine Ng

Kazuma Go

Gavin Tong

Kunie Ibana

Kyoung Jun Min

Yoyo Li

Daniel Chang

Hitomi Fukuda

Remi Ho

The Top 16 qualifiers have all been invited to perform in the Live Finals on September 21st, 6:30-8:30pm at 

The NEW Kafka’s Coffee Shop by Emily Carr University (577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC).

Each competitor’s performances at the live event will be filmed by Starbeat and uploaded directly onto the Live Voting Channel with a specific voting time period for the world to decide who should be named Vancouver’s Top Latte Artist. Awards will be given out that night after voting has commenced,

Due to occupancy restrictions Ticket Holders will be admitted into the venue on a First Come First Serve basis and more will be allowed in as others leave. There will be other festivities outside the venue during the evening and also random ticket holders will be selected throughout the evening to participate in a special “Latte Art Crash Course” from 8:30-9:30pm presented by Breville.

“Presented by Breville, ECM, Canadian Barista Academy, Barista Canada, Agro Roasters, Storm Brewing, Silver Chef, and Kafka’s Coffee Shop”

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Our Esteemed Judges

Cole Torode

Cole is the Director of Coffee at Rosso Coffee Roasters. Splitting his time between origin countries, while establishing relationships with producers, and his hometown of Calgary, while training baristas and focusing on quality control. Cole is a proud member of the specialty coffee industry and a perennial barista competitor. This year, Cole was crowned the Canadian Barista Champion and most recently finished 5th in the World Barista Championship.

You can follow Cole on Instagram and Rosso on Instagram  and learn more about Rosso here at their website

Sammy Piccolo

Sammy is a Vancouver coffee legend and Broncos fan for life. He was the World Latte Art Champion in Singapore and a Coffee Fest Latte Art World Champion way back in March 2003. He is a four time Canadian Barista Champion and the only barista to ever finish in the top 3 in the World Barista Championship 4 times!  Sammy is the owner and operator of Prado Cafe and the most recently opened Spade coffee.

You can follow Sammy on Twitter and on Instagram

And visit one of his many excellent cafes here and here.

Laura Perry

Laura is the co-founder of Lüna Coffee in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her MO is sourcing delightful, articulate coffees and a focus on light roasting to maintain vibrancy and sweetness. She loves good design, delicious food and floral natural wines.

Laura has spent more than a decade of her life in specialty coffee as a Barista, Cafe Manager and eventually a Barista Trainer of a 3rd Wave Specialty Coffee Chain in Ontario. Laura has been a Cup of Excellence Juror/Observer, certified as a Q grader and before opening Lüna Coffee in Vancouver she was a Supply Chain Manager and Green Buyer for 49th Parallel.

Laura competed as a Barista in the Eastern Regional Competitions in Canada and participated as a Judge for numerous Canadian Barista Championships.

You can learn more about Laura and Lüna Coffee on Instagram @enjoylunacoffee and here at their website

Les Kuan

Les is a Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy Co-founder, Head of Curriculum and the Dean of the Vancouver Campus and a keen student of all things coffee since the 90’s helping many baristas and business owners realize their dreams.

Les was part of that first group of Canadians to be certified as SCAA Lead Instructors in 2012. He was the Canadian National Body Representative for the Canadian Barista Championships from 2004-2015 and the Head Judge of the Canadian Barista Championships for several years before retiring in 2014.

Tristan Mapstone

Tristan has been a barista for over ten years and with Fernwood Coffee Co for more than five years now, where he trains and roasts when not on bar. Tristan has been a competitor many times over many years in local and national competitions.  Tristan’s long history of competing and training gives him a keen eye when it comes to Latte Art and will offer a sound opinion to this event.

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