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.
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.