Just before I left for Roxas City and Boracay last October, I received an invite to attend LATTE LOVE - A Coffee Art Workshop sponsored by KRUPS. I was really saddened though coz the date of the event was scheduled during the time I was out of town. So I was really happy when I found out that there was another workshop that was going to be held at TRINOMA Landmark. I jumped at the chance and immediately signed up for it. I had a feeling that Brew of The Day at LATTE LOVE A Coffee Art of Workshop = Perfection!!!
So COFFEE ART. Have any of you coffeeholics have ever heard about it? I LOVE COFFEE. I think its absolutely divine! Though most of my coffee experience has been more on then popular commercial side, the only time I encountered coffee art was when one of my favorite baristas put KAI on my coffee drink using chocolate syrup. I thought it was the coolest thing ever coz I felt real special! And basically, that's what coffee art is all about! The Coffee is used as a canvass, while the milk and chocolate syrup served as the paint.
|Christmas tree at Trinoma Mall Landmark Activity Center|
|KRUPS Espresso Machine|
The workshop was facilitated by Chef "Mike" -- Michael Ross Canlas. He is a Barista Instructor/Trainer at the Philippine Barista and Coffee Academy (wow I had no idea that there's such a thing.. A COFFEE ACADEMY sounds super cool!). He is also a part-time owner and F&B Manager at Route 196 and Marjj. He then proceeded to show us his masterpieces with the help of two champion Baristas - Adlher Miko Simangan and Kevin Israel Fortu, both from Lyceum of the Philippines.
|Chef Mike Canlas, Adlher Simangan, and Kevin Fortu|
|Espresso Coffe thanks to Krups and Folgers,|
Can't make Coffee Art without its most essential ingredient right!
|Meadow Fresh New Zealand Pure Milk|
Chef Mike couldn't express how important FRESH MILK must be used to make this work.
|And some Chocolate Syrup to make his wonderful Coffee Art Creations!|
|Chef Mike demonstrates how one should pour the milk or "crema" to create this canvass.|
Frothing or steaming the milk is very important to get the latte look frothy and fluffy like that!
|And here are some of his creations using just the milk and strategic pouring of the crema to create this awesome works of art. I would find it difficult to drink my cup of coffee with those designs on it coz its too pretty!|
|My favorite - the Snowman! Perfect for the Christmas season.. plus all that chocolate -- Yummy!|
|Yes they made a lot of art in a very short amount of time! Amazing!|
|Their designs and attempts weren't as perfect as the Chef and his assistants but they still did an amazing job!|
|Here are some of the participants attempting to make coffee art.|
I think they did a pretty good job! The coffee art flowers look lovely!
|Each participant got a gift from Krups and additional extra special gift for the participant who made the best coffee art design! Here is the winning piece!|
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HAPPY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!