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    SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    June sees three locals head-off to Cologne, Germany to compete for Australia on the world stage at the Specialty Coffee Association Europe (SCAE) competitions.

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    26 June
    Erin Samson will compete in the World Latte Championship.

    In this championship latte artists will present two identical arts in 3 different beverages. A latte, a macchiato, and a signature beverage. The two first pairs just made with the mug and milk. The signature beverage with any surface aid at the choice of the barista.
    http://www.world-latteart-championship.com

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    27 June
    Kirby Berlin will compete in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship.

    SCAE World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship the competitors are therefore asked to make 2 identical Irish Coffees and 2 identical signature beverages to present to the judges. The beverages will be judged immediately for its taste, aroma and visual qualities and the scores are shown in open judging as the competition unfolds.

    http://www.world-coffee-in-good-spirits-championship.com

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    28 June
    Ben Bicknell will compete in the World Cuptasting Championship.

    8 triangles are set on the table. In each two cups are identical, one is different. With ability to smell, taste, memorise and concentrate the competitor will identify the odd cup in the triangles. The one with the most correct wins. With equal numbers the one with the shortest time win.
    http://www.world-cuptasters-championship.com


    Good luck, save travels and great fun to all!

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Quote Originally Posted by 042B213C450 link=1244561541/0#0 date=1244561541
    The two first pairs just made with the mug and milk
    Cool! ;D

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Go Kirby!! I visited the Mailing Room on the weekend and she is such a legend - all the best!!

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Good point.

    If any CSrs are out an about this week and want to show some support you can find:

    Erin - Primary Cafe
    Kirby - Maling Room
    Ben - FiveSenses

    Or you can post in this thread as Im sure all 3 will see it.


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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Come on Aussie come on - come on
    Go you good thing

    On a more serious note I leave you with this quote
    Thought is action in rehearsal.
    Sigmund Freud
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    CSrs are invited to a special treat at the Melbourne BeanBay pickup this Saturday...

    Erin will be doing one of her final run-throughs before heading over to Germany and welcomes a crowd of CSrs to help create the atmosphere of competition.

    You will get to see her actual performance on the competition spec Dalla Corte machine.

    The only gotcha is that there are no cameras or discussion of the actual latte art or performance specifics on CS. Obviously we need to keep Erins routine secret until after the World Latte Art comp in Germany.

    Where: Veneziano - Abbotsford.
    When: Saturday 20th June, 11am

    Bring: A clap and a cheer of encouragement.

    8-)

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Good luck to the Aussie contingent from the team @ BeanScene

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    Just a reminder...

    Quote Originally Posted by 7E515B463F0 link=1244561541/5#5 date=1244988435
    Erin will be doing one of her final run-throughs before heading over to Germany and welcomes a crowd of CSrs to help create the atmosphere of competition.

    Where:Veneziano - Abbotsford.
    When: Saturday 20th June, 11am

    Bring: A clap and a cheer of encouragement.

    See you there tomorrow!

    8-)

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Watch all the action on:

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gun-barista-challenge


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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Herald Sun Thursday June 18 2009- page 20 Confidential. Article titled "Blues score a latte winner". Great photo of Erin Sampson with Jarrad Waite of Carlton Football Cub. Erin is practicing her latte art for the World Chamionships by pouring a Carlton logo on top of the footballers skinny lattes. How good is that? Good Luck Erin. Herbie

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    I will try to get there tomorow.

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Schedule released: http://scae-championships.com/newsle...2009-02_00.php

    In the Latte Art comp Erins on 5th, Fiefy is on 14th representing Thailand (works at Bracegirdles in Adelaide) out of 29 competitors.

    In the coffee in good spirits comp Kirbys 2nd last in 18th position.

    East coast of Australia is 8 hours behind us over here in Europe.


    Looks like the weather will be inmproving for the comp, currently cold and raining in Austria, not much better up in Cologne.

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Good luck kirby, I know that you have the support from coffs. All the best :)

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Coffee Hit would like to wish Kirby, Erin and Ben all the best in Cologne. We are already proud of you all for your dedication and passion. *:)


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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Quote Originally Posted by 495C56585C54503D0 link=1244561541/11#11 date=1245778598
    not much better up in Cologne.
    27 and sunny ,17 overnight and clear... perfect weather in Köln.

    8-)

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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Excuse the poor photography, im sure Andy will *put me to shame soon enough.
    We all caught up over free local beer and aussie wine after the competitor briefing.

    Comp area looks quite good though it does prove how good the Australian national and also vic comp is setup.
    4 stations with plenty of good seating.


    Couple of familiar faces - Erin, Kirby and Andy



    Dalla Corte espresso machine and Mahlkönig grinder


    (edit Andy, I have put the practice shots in this post so they are in the right sequence) Thanks Andreas.






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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Erins practise this morning was rushed but her art was great.

    In the heats she scored 8,8,8 which at the time was the highest score yet so now its a nervious wait till the last competitor scores are known to see if she makes the top 6 in the final.












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    She was also interviewed for German TV at the end of the heat which is very cool.












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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Em Oak says point your browser here for results: http://www.scae-championships.com/

    Erin came 2nd.

    That was for the semi-finals, so lets see how she goes in the finals.

    Go Erin!

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    The final 6 will compete in the following order.

    UK John Gordon
    ITALY Andrea Antonelli
    JAPAN Kenji Kushihama
    GREECE Periklis Karavas
    AUSTRALIA Erin Sampson
    BELGIUM Peter Hernou

    Its very exciting on the ground, they are running late due to early TV commitments but the finals should start very soon.


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    Italys signature pattern was a nice novel combination of classics: rosetta to one side, milk froth spooned on to make a yin yang with the rosetta in one side, then a chain of hearts etched into the white side with crema.

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    Looks like Erin came in third awsome job, cant wait for some reports from the floor.

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    Erin during her prep under the watchful eye of Andy who ive seen helping out Erin heaps.


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    Congratulations Erin [smiley=thumbsup.gif] :D 8-)

    Bloody terrific mate,

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    Awesome result for Erin and all her team! [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

    Aw darn...I just discovered that there was a photography comp too! Maybe next year... ;)

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    Fantastic Congrats from NZ 8-)

    Must have been very exciting !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52474D43474F4B260 link=1244561541/22#22 date=1246056865
    under the watchful eye of Andy
    Just lending a hand, us Aussie have to stick together when we take on the world!

    Quote Originally Posted by 5443425C494843171417260 link=1244561541/25#25 date=1246083450
    Must have been very exciting !
    Yeah, the floor was a buzz. The trade show would have been wondering what all the noise was as the cheer squads were very loud.

    Great fun, and an awesome effort from Erin who is:
    The current Australian Champion Latte artist
    The worlds best female late artist
    and 3rd on the plant.

    Amazing! And dont forget when you are next in Melbourne drop into Primary Cafe in Parkville and you can buy a coffee poured at compition standard every day.

    Sorry for the lag in posting, internet access is limited and it takes nearly 3 hours each day to resize photos and post them. (I hope everyone is enjoying them else I would be better off drinking beer)

    Here are a pile of shots from the finals

    John Gordon from the UK







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    Andrea Antonelli from Italy...










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    Kenji Kushihama from Japan











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    Kenji Kushihama from Japan







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    Erin Sampson from Australia










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    Erin Sampson from Australia










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    Erin Sampson from Australia










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    Quote Originally Posted by 0E212B364F0 link=1244561541/26#26 date=1246091386
    Great fun, and an awesome effort from Erin who is:
    The current Australian Champion Latte artist
    The worlds best female late artist
    and 3rd on the plant.
    And if Im not mistaken, the Worlds Best Left-Handed Male or Female Latte Artist!

    Congratulations Erin - thats an amazing effort, particularly with all those people standing over your shoulder.


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    Re: SCAE 2009 - World Latte Art, Good Spirits, Cup Tasting. June 26-28

    Quote Originally Posted by 735C564B320 link=1244561541/26#26 date=1246091386
    (I hope everyone is enjoying them else I would be better off drinking beer
    You bet Andy. Great photos and thanks for being CS foreign correspondent. I can almost feel as though Im there.

    Have a beer!

    Congratulations Erin!

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    Peter Hernou from Belgium

    World champion latte artist for 2009










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    So there you have it, the World Latte Art contest has been run and won.

    Next up for Australia is Kirby in the Good Spirits who is on stage in the next hour. So I need to get off the computer and go and see stuff!

    8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 735C564B320 link=1244561541/26#26 date=1246091386
    (I hope everyone is enjoying them else I would be better off drinking beer)
    Nothing wrong with that, particularly while in Europe, but we are really enjoying them mate ;)

    Thanks for all your work [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    I have no idea how the Belgian guy won. His Tulips were no where near as good as Erin and the Japanese guy, Machiatos were very average and the Fishes were a bit try hard. The visuals must be judged by Stevie Wonder (sorry Scottie!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2320222E2F2C242832352433410 link=1244561541/45#45 date=1246115658
    I have no idea how the Belgian guy won. His Tulips were no where near as good as Erin and the Japanese guy, Machiatos were very average and the Fishes were a bit try hard. The visuals must be judged by Stevie Wonder (sorry Scottie!).
    Completely agree - can someone explain how the hell he won????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5F4A404E4A42462B0 link=1244561541/47#47 date=1246169864
    Quote Originally Posted by 60686761693336020 link=1244561541/46#46 date=1246158395

    Completely agree - can someone explain how the hell he won????????

    How good the art looks in the cup isnt what wins the comp, it has to match the photo submitted.
    yer, but looking at photos 4 and 16 from Andy - he is completely inconsistent.

    just doesnt make sense....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 363E31373F6560540 link=1244561541/47#47 date=1246170201
    just doesnt make sense....
    I agree, I think Periklis from Greece was the visual clear winner. *Hes a nice guy too.

    Without seeing the actual score sheets its a hard to say where or why the winner won but if I was Periklis or Kenji I would be pretty peeved.

    I have a pile of shots of Kirby in the Good spirits comp to post up along with the Ibrik comp. *Bens Cup Tasting is on shortly so I need to go shoot that so sadly all the pic postings will have to wait as I just dont have enough time to get them edited and posted now. With any luck I can get some Net access tonight (German time) else Ill post them after I return to Oz.

    8-)

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    Great stuff Andy - thanks for keeping track of all the aus competitors for us!




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