Calling all Baristas: Enter the Almond Breeze Latte Art Video Challenge!

Thursday, 26 April, 2018

The Almond Breeze Latte Art Video Challenge is back in South Africa!



The Almond Breeze Latte Art Video Challenge™ (LAVC) is back! This competition is all about the fun side of coffee and uplifting the heroes that brew our fix everyday, the baristas! To manipulate milk into incredible latte art requires skills that can only be gained from hundreds of hours behind the espresso machine pouring lattes. It also requires top quality milk or in this case a top quality dairy alternative in Almond Breeze Barista Blend. We believe baristas need to be acknowledged for their craft, without them and their talent perfectly delicious raw ingredients never reach their full potential. The concept was dreamed up right here in South Africa in 2017 and the local Barista Blend team got behind Coffee Magazine to give baristas across the country the opportunity to show off their skills. This year, with the help of Blue Diamond Almond Breeze, LAVC™ is going global. Almond Breeze is the perfect brand to partner with on this competition, their Barista Blend Almond Milk is created for baristas by baristas and pairs beautifully with espresso.


So how does it work? Baristas submit their best latte art videos before 1 June 2018 on the Almond Breeze Latte Art Video Challenge website. Each week two video entries from each of the participating territories, Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and South Africa, will be selected and these videos will be pitted against each other vying for votes from their peers and customers to win the weekly cash prize! Votes will be gathered across Instagram, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook. The six baristas who receive the most votes go through to the Finals and the opportunity to win the grand cash prize!


Then it gets really interesting! The barista who receives the most votes across all 4 countries will be flown to the Breezey Masters Finals in Sydney for an unforgettable experience with some of the worlds top coffee professionals. 


Will the global winner be from South Africa? We can’t wait to see the fantastic designs! Fikile Khuzwayo, of Durban, got over 1000 votes to win the overall grand prize last year, the gauntlet has been thrown!


So how do baristas enter?

Step 1: Get your hands on some Barista Blend. If you don’t already stock it in your cafe, you can contact Bidfoods and ask for the product or you can visit your local Food overs Market.

Step 2: Video your amazing latte art skills. All guidelines are on website, but our recommendation is that you make it short and very creative - we want to see your personality! We are looking for one design and remember, the Almond Breeze Barista Blend has to feature in the video!

Step 3: Submit your video or Youtube link on the Latte Art Video Challenge website:


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