Dubai-based barista to compete at World Latte Art

The winner of the 2014 UAE Latte Art Championship to compete at the World Latte Art Championship in Sweden this month

Frederick Bejo
Frederick Bejo

Dubai-based coffee roasters, cafe equipment suppliers, and coffee educators, Specialty Batch LLC barista trainer Frederick Bejo will representing UAE at the ‘World Latte Art Championship’ against 50 coffee professionals.

The competition will take place from June 16 to 18, 2015 at the Swedish Exhibition and Conference Center in Gothenburg, Sweden during World of Coffee 2015.

Bejo won the title of UAE Latte Art Champion, at the ‘2014 UAE Latte Art Championship’ which is hosted annually alongside other Coffee Championships at the International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF).

The competition lasted four days and the selection of winners was down to 14 certified coffee judges from around the world.

An ICTF spokesperson said: “With the UAE’s growing coffee culture, we can see a remarkable difference in the professional skills and performance of baristas. The International Coffee & Tea Festival provides a platform for the country’s baristas to showcase their creativity in a cup of latte and a chance to represent the UAE’s position in the coffee world at an international arena. We wish Bejo the very best at the World Latte Art Championship at World of Coffee 2015 in Sweden.”

World of Coffee will stage five World Championships, including World Cup Tasters Championship, World Coffee Roasting Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, and World Latte Art Championship in three days.

The baristas will be judged based on their visual attributes, creativity, identical patterns in the pairs, contrast in patterns, and overall performance.

The seventh edition of the International Coffee & Tea Festival (ICTF) will return to Dubai from November 11-13th, 2015 at The Meydan Gallery and Convention Centre.

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