I was recently in Seattle which I consider the a coffee drinker’s heaven since you have a coffee house on every street corner. When you work 20 hours a day like I have been lately getting ready for my own trade show coming up in October you tend to fall back on coffee to get you headed to point B from point A.
An event I was hoping to make some day is Coffee Fest. Coffee Fest is currently scheduled to take place in Seattle coming up on September 25 – 27, 2009 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. One of the events that I am really interested in is the Latte Art Competition.
For those that are not up to speed with what this is, the competition is described as:
Attendees and exhibitors are invited to watch as top baristas from around the world, the cream of the crop — come to Coffee Fest to strut their artistic and espresso-pulling skills. In this case, beauty counts but only in the cup. Each barista is provided 5 minutes to warm up and another 5 minutes to craft up to three deftly designed drinks. The prettiest crema, decked out with the finest detail and most distinct design wins. Only the cup counts, as all three judges are "blind" – curtained off from the competitors and sheltered by headphones for the course of the competition.
My only question is how I might be the guy that gets to taste the art after it is judged–any ideas?