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As anyone who lives for their morning latte will tell you, coffee making is serious business.

A little too weak and the moment is lost, and little too much milk and it’s all over.

Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash.

Such rookie errors will be far from view on November 18 when the Northern NSW LatteArt Championships take place at The Bank Café in Lismore.

The Championships will bring together the best and brightest baristas from across the region for a one-on-one knockout competition with the winner taking away $1,000 cash.

‘The Northern Rivers has long been known as a bit of a hot-bed for great food and coffee, though traditionally it’s the Gold Coast and Brisbane who have all the fun with coffee-centric events and competitions,’ said Scott Kilpatrick of First Floor Espresso, which is running the event alongside Veneziano Coffee Roasters.

‘We felt it was about time our talented café operators, baristas and coffee aficionados were treated to a night out a little closer to home.’

Spectators and competitors will be treated to complimentary snacks and beverages, and the event will feature specialty coffee tastings and home brewing tips from Veneziano Coffee Roasters, as well as a showcase of the latest Ubermilk technology by Unknown Coffee.

All spectators are in with a chance to win a lucky door prize, while all competitors receive a participation prize.

The November 18 th event kicks off at 6:00pm at the Bank Café, 67 Molesworth Street Lismore. Entry is free for all spectators, though competitors must register here.

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    • Human milk is for human babies. Cows milk, goat’s milk, yaks milk etc have been drunk by various nomadic cultures for generations depending on where they migrated out of Africa. People from different regions can tolerate different animal’s milk based on their genetic makeup and the bacterial cultures in their gut, which is also hereditary. Sure there are exceptions from those cultures that can’t tolerate lactose but they are a minor percentage. That does not include a lot of Asian cultures that have never traditionally drunk animal’s milk but instead drunk things such as rice and coconut milk.

      To say cow’s milk isn’t for humans is factually and scientifically incorrect. There is a lot of misinformed hipster people these days that think they are lactose intolerant or being lactose free is healthier. Cows milk provides vitamins, calcium and other nutrients that benefit the human body. Cultured milk(Yakult) products and kefir can provide great benefit to people with bad gut problems and other digestion issues.

      I’m sure you believe the sientific facts about climate change so don’t cherry pick facts to suit your agenda. People like you on the left and the right with extreme unproven views aren’t helping society. Here’s an idea instead of claiming milk is not for humans maybe use the argument that dairy cattle are bad for the environment and the levels that we are drinking are not sustainable as earth’s population grows exponentially. That’s what I believe, because it’s the truth.


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