20 May2016 Barista Jam 2016
You've got only 1 minute to create the greatest coffee masterpiece to be associated with your name all under the watchful eyes of your colleagues, your boss, but most importantly an expert judging panel. You gotta' perfect the steamed milk and coffee, to your best ability with a creative design to top it all off. If this dosent make things difficult enough, you're also up against an opponent whos under the same amount of pressure as you and who is also seeking the ultimate title - to be crowned Insomnia Barista Jam Champion 2016.
For the second year running, we held our Barista Jam in Insomnia Charlottes Way. The most skilled Insomnia baristas travel from all over the country to battle it out for the prestigious title.
The art is judged on criteria such as creativity, difficulty of the design, contrast between milk and coffee, symmetry, milk texture, and how well it all comes together. The 4 categories judging is based on is:
- Balance and Symmetry: dividing lines are clean, even, and show no signs of hesitation
- Colourful Infusion & Definition: contrast between the witness of the foam and the darkness of the crema
- Use the space: there is harmony between the size of the cup and size of the design
- Overall Impression: general aesthetic appeal, drink is free of spill marks and the cup is appropriately full of liquid
While 16 enter, only one can be crowned champion and this year it was Maria from Insomnia @ SPAR Ranelagh. Check out the video below to see how it all went down.