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UAE '14 winner competes at World Latte Art Championship in Sweden

The competition lasted four days and the selection of winners involved the deliberation of 14 certified coffee judges from around the world.



Published: Sat 20 Jun 2015, 10:41 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Dubai: Frederick Bejo, Barista Trainer at Specialty Batch, Dubai-based coffee roasters, cafe equipment suppliers, and coffee educators, competed against 50 coffee professionals on the world stage, representing UAE at the ‘World Latte Art Championship’ held from June 16-18 at the Swedish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden during World of Coffee 2015.

Bejo won the sought after title of UAE Latte Art Champion, at the ‘2014 UAE Latte Art Championship’ which is hosted annually alongside other Coffee Championships at the renowned International Coffee and Tea Festival (ICTF), the region’s only dedicated trade event for the specialty coffee and tea industry in the Arab World, organised by International Conferences and Exhibitions (IC&E).

The competition lasted four days and the selection of winners involved the deliberation of 14 certified coffee judges from around the world.

Organisers of the ICTF, said: “With the UAE’s growing coffee culture, we can see a remarkable difference in the professional skills and performance of baristas. The International Coffee & Tea Festival provides a platform for the country’s baristas to showcase their creativity in a cup of latte and a chance to represent the UAE’s position in the coffee world at an international arena. We wish Bejo the very best at the World Latte Art Championship at World of Coffee 2015 in Sweden.”


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