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Yahava Margaret River Latte Art Smackdown


As part of Cabin Fever 2019, Yahava Margaret River hosted a Latte Art Smackdown where the best baristas in the South West and beyond went head to head in a latte art battle as exhilarating as a double shot espresso.

Picture this, there was music from The Wedding DJ, finger food was provided, while wine, beer, and of course, coffee from Yahava was available for purchase.

Our 3 judges with their wealth of experience sat court:

  1. Rob from Yahava wholesale Vasse, an amazing coffee roaster
  2. Tracy, one of our most loved customers from Deckchair in Augusta
  3. Scott from Espresso Medic







Competition Structure

Pool Rounds

Contestants were drawn randomly into two Pools (A and B).

Both Pools competed among themselves over 3 rounds, playing each other only once.

Each Round was judged on a particular style of Latte Art.

3 Judges will appoint 1 point each per battle with the winner receiving the most points.

Latte Art Styles

Each Round and Final will have a style Latte Art required.

Round 1 – Rosetta

Round 2 – Tulip

Round 3 – Swan

Semi Final – Individual Feature

Final – Individual Feature (Not previously used by that competitor)

The prizes up for grabs were:

  • Trinity one with our Grand Cru Coffee
  • Aeropress with our winter blend, Storm
  • Delter Brewer with Specialty

The 12 participants from across Western Australia; Perth and Fremantle down to Dunsborough and Margaret River competed bravely and out emerged the winners!

1st Place: Matt Goncalves from Merchant and Maker

2nd Place: Becky from Yahava Koffeeworks

3rd Place: Sarah Hay from Yahava Koffeeworks


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