We have 32 competitor spots available for our Latte Art Throwdown. 24 will be available for purchase online and we will leave 8 for walk-ins (first come first served)!
It’s a $5 buy in & we wanted to give you a rundown of how this is going to go -
How It’s Going to Work
Austin will be rolling a set of dice. One will decide the size of the cup to pour and one will decide the art for the pour. We have 2 sets of dice - one set for the earlier rounds & a more difficult set for the last few rounds. Here’s what’s on the dice:
Cup sizes - 12oz, 8oz, 6oz
Art - Heart (2x sides of dice), Tulip (2x), Rosetta (2x),
Cup sizes - 8oz, 6oz, 5oz, 3oz
Art- Rosetta (2x sides of dice), Tulip (2x), Swan, Phoenix
What the Judges Are Looking For
Expected Design - does the design meet the definition of the design expected?
Contrast - how white is the white of the foam, how brown is the brown of the crema, are the lines sharp & clear?
Symmetry - is the pattern or shape even / uniform on both sides? (there are exceptions if the design is not meant to be symmetrical).
Complexity - how much skill did the pour / design require?
- Fill - is the cup filled to the brim?
Simply put, the winner in each round is the barista who executes more of these categories well than the other barista.