Regional Barista & Latte Art Championship

The Regional Barista & Latte Art Championship, organised in association with the International Coffee & Tea Festival will take place at SIAL Middle East from 12 - 14 December 2017 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, UAE. The competitions will highlight the skills and knowledge of the region's best coffee makers. More than 20 baristas brewed up a storm at the 2016 edition of SIAL Middle East. 

"The Emirates is one of the fastest growing markets for specialty coffee. Therefore for my company, SIAL show here in the emirates is a very strategic and important part. SIAL has offered us all their expertise in logistics and everything that we need to be able to save money and time and the resources that are needed to have a very good show"
Susan Jaime, President, Ferra Coffee - USA | SIAL Middle East Exhibitor 2016


Each barista must prepare four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four original espresso-based signature beverages in a 15-minute performance set to the music of their choice. As they prepare their coffee beverages, contestants engage the audience, explaining their actions and selections, while expertly working on the espresso machine.

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Baristas need to present two identical samples of “art in a cup” for 3 different beverages; a latte, a macchiato and a signature beverage. The first two pairs are prepared using only a pitcher of milk. The signature beverage can be made with any surface aid as chosen by the barista. To ensure that the presented art is what the barista must deliver, the judges will be given a picture of the intended design prior to the start of the presentation.

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For more information contact International Conferences & Exhibitions LLC:

Tanya Mokle
T: +971 4 335 5001