MELBOURNE – Christian Ullrich from Germany won the 2014 World Latte Art Championship held the Melbourne Show Grounds in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday, hosted by the international fairtrade MICE 2014. Ullrich defeated 31 competitors from around the world.
The Italian contestant Chiara Bergonzi came at second place, followed by Edit Juhasz, from Hungary. Fourth, fifth and sixth place went to Rie Moustakas (Australia), Seijivus Matiejunas (Ireland) and Ryan Tan (Singapore).
Taiwan’s Liu Pang-yu beat 36 competitors from around the world at the 2014 World Cup Tasters Championship, winning the contest aimed at selecting the world’s best coffee taster.
Liu, 25, who ranked the fourth the previous day, defeated American Amanda Juris to grab the championship by distinguishing the taste differences in six out of eight sets of coffee varieties within 3 minutes and 48 seconds.
Australian Matt Perger triumphed in the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, a competition highlights the barista/barkeeper’s mixology skills in a setting where coffee and alcohol go perfectly together.
This is the second world title for Perger who also won the 2012 World Brewers Cup.
It is interesting to note that Perger competed in two events last weekend, also scooping second place in the Australian Barista Championship.
Here’s the complete ranking of the World Coffee In Good Spirits Championship finals.
– Champion: Matthew Perger, Australia
– 2nd: Martin Hudák, Slovakia
– 3rd: George Koustoumpardis, Greece
– 4th: Madeleine Solheim Johnsen, Norway
– 5th: Young Jin Kim, South Korea
– 6th: Francesco Corona, Italy