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Latte art competition lures baristas

Update: September, 14/2018 - 14:00
PCA - Professional Coffee Athletic Việt Nam attracts 26 baristas in Hà Nội to compete. — Photo pcacoffee.asia
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The first Latte Art Competition will be held in Hà Nội and HCM City by Professional Coffee Athletics Việt Nam (PCA).

The competition is part of a coffee fair which will take place in Hà Nội on September 16-17 and in HCM City on October 20-21. A total of 26 professional baristas will compete in the final in Hà Nội.

Unlike other latte art contests where judges need to restrict communication with contestants, at the PCA, competitors will receive comments from the judges.

"Competitors who have won PCA are often able to enter into deeper rounds in other global competitions and the others will also gain valuable career experience," said Trà My, representative of the event organisers.

The five-member judging panel will be led by Taiwanese Gary Pang - Asia PCA representative. He has judged several latte art competitions, including WBC FuZhou International 2012.

Two champions, two first runner ups and two second runner ups in Hà Nội and HCM City will have the chance to participate at Asian PCA in Shanghai which is expected to take place in January, 2019.

The top 10 from Hà Nội and HCM City will win coffee experience tours in Cầu Đất Farm in Đà Lạt City in the Central Highland province of Lâm Đồng.

The coffee fair will gather coffee businesses from across the country such as coffee bean suppliers; raw materials; coffee roasters; importers and exporters and enterprises providing coffee machinery.

During the two-day event, the fair’s visitors will have the chance to learn about coffee and buy coffee making equipment.

Fun latte art games will also be on offer for visitors.

The event will take place at Vân Hồ Exhibition Centre, No 2 Hoa Lư Street, Hà Nội and Saigon Outcast, 188 Nguyễn Văn Hưởng, District 2, HCM City. — VNS

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