South Korea wins World Latte Art, Greece wins World Coffee in Good Spirits

Australia’s reign as World Latte Art Champion is over.

Um Paul of South Korea won the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) on 1 April, ending Caleb Cha’s reign as the world’s best latte artist.

Qi Li from China placed second, Minako Yoshizumi from Japan placed third, Dhang Tamang of the United Kingdom placed fourth, Agnieszka Rojewska of Poland placed fifth, and Sensory Lab’s Ben Morrow placed sixth in the WLAC finals. Read more

Colombia’s new coffee scene

As people were sitting down to lunch on Monday 25 January, 1999, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck 20 kilometres from Armenia, one of Colombia’s largest cities.

The quake and aftershocks that followed flattened more than half the city and several nearby towns. The effects were felt in several municipalities, with the most severely hit being the Quindio department – the heart of Colombia’s coffee region. Read more

Astoria named official sponsor of 2016 WLAC and WCIGS

For the second year in a row Astoria has been named the official sponsor of the World Latte Art Championship (WLAC) and World Coffee in Good Spirits (WCIGS) Championship finals.

The competitions will take place at Hotelex trade fair in Shanghai, China from 29 March to 1 April. Read more

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