Latte Art Live is an interactive zone dedicated to the highly popular skill of latte art.
Boasting some of the world’s best latte artists, this experiential area enables visitors to take part in 35 minute hands-on workshops and demonstrations to learn the techniques and skills needed to create jaw-dropping masterpieces. The exciting four-day programme will also include daily latte art throwdowns.
World-celebrated latte artist Dritan Alsela stole the show at the feature's New York Coffee Festival launch back in September, with hundreds of visitors flocking to see him pour intricate designs. And London’s line-up is equally impressive. Here’s a preview:
Bar flow and workspace are often overlooked when considering equipment and technology. Both should encourage a clean and efficient bar flow, and designs should be adored and celebrated by the user, the barista, and the guest. Slayer has always managed to hit the nail on the head when it comes to this, which is why we’ve chosen the Steam as THE machine for Latte Art Live.
Workshops by Ozone Coffee Roasters
Our friends at Ozone Coffee Roasters will not only be providing a beautiful array of coffees for Latte Art Live, they'll also be hosting a series of Back to Basics workshops on the Latte Art Live stage throughout the festival.
Anson Goodge, Head Trainer at Ozone says...
'Back to Basics will look at the fundamental techniques required to create controlled, consistent latte art. Crema retention and definition are the two most basic techniques to master. Precise control over your milks stream ensures a unbroken crema and smooth creation on shapes. Smooth control over the cup allows you to get closer to the surface of your espresso creating perfect definition.'
Plus, we've partnered up with Ozone to create a series of latte art tutorial videos, so you can get ahead of the game by honing your home-barista skills now. Here they are:
Workshops by Almond Breeze Barista Blend
Australian Latte Art Finalist Luke Shilling is teaming up with Almond Breeze Barista Blend to run workshops on latte art of the highest level. We're not just talking hearts and swans. Oh no, it's time to up your game baristas and coffee aficionados! After all, there are prizes at stake...
Latte Art Throw down Grand Finale
Speaking of prizes, make sure to stop by the Latte Art Live stage for the Barista Blend Smackdown Final when top baristas from all over London will be going head-to-head across multiple design categories in a bid to be named the 2017 Barista Blend Latte Art Champion!