Art in your coffee. John Mark Trapani of Figaro Scout Magbanua branch won this year's Latte Art Championship last Saturday at DBP Branch in Makati. From among the top 5 finalists out of 16 participants from different branches who vied for the title of Figaro's Latte Art Grand Champion, JM's precision and fish design latte art pleased the judges Mr.Lorenzo Tandico, master trainer of baristas at Figaro, Henry and Son's Michael Harris Lim and I. Kurt of Figaro Cattleya branch bagged 2nd place, Joharie of Dasmarinas branch 3rd, Martin of Brickroad branch 4th and Roy of Shangrila was 5th.
All participants of the 2015 Figaro Latte Art Championship were given exactly 10 minutes to produce two free pour and two designer art latte coffee masterpieces for exhibit. They all have to create identical designs without spilling the cup and keeping the counter free from any mess.
Some of the contestants tried using choco syrup and sticks to shape thir designs and we couldn't help but share them to coffee lovers on social media. According to Mr. Tandico who trains every barista deployed in Figaro branches, milk gets burned and bitter just like coffee that gets stale when it's steamed for more than the required time.
Latte art may seem simple when you learn from the masters but overdoing it may affect the taste and texture of your coffee. It will always be delightful for every coffee lover to see art in their latte and you can always request it at any Figaro branch near you. Thank you Figaro Coffee Company for always sending inspiration to coffee lovers and aspiring baristas with your latte art. Figaro truly understands our love for coffee from the crop to the cup. For more information please visit www.figarocoffee.com and like https://www.facebook.com/figarocoffeecompany/ and follow @figarocoffeehq on Twitter and @figarocoffee on Instagram for more details.