Pictures: live coverage of Seattle qualifying for LA latte battle – UPDATE: Results

Victrola Coffee is providing a live stream of images from tonight’s pre-qualifying Barista Jam Latte Art Smackdown that CHS wrote about earlier this week. Without commentary from the judges, it amounts to little more than latte porn. But it’s kinda getting me all perked up and ready for my day just looking at it. Here’s a slideshow of pours marked ‘winner’ in the stream (which I assume means that particular cup won in its round of foam vs. foam battling). I’ve sorted the images by ‘interestingness’ for your enjoyment. I’ll have to check in with Victrola to find out who was declared the victor.


UPDATE:
Here’s the list of finalists:


Top ten results from the smackdown on Saturday night. (Listed by points earned)

  1. Winner Chuck Lambert #7 – Victrola – won the tournament and received the highest score with 84.25
  2. Kelleen Blanchard #3 – Victrola – 75
  3. Michael Lewis #1 – Victrola – 75
  4. Jeremy McDermott #2 – Victrola – 76
  5. Stephen Robinson #24 – Victrola – 76
  6. Tom Pikaart #4 – Tougo – 78
  7. Alex Negranza #27 – Why Not Coffee – 78
  8. Laila Ghambari #13 – VCL – 78.25
  9. Nick Harberg #23 – Zoka Coffee & Tea – 82.5
  10. Winner Chuck Lambert #7 – Victrola – won the tournament and received the highest score with 84.25
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One thought on “Pictures: live coverage of Seattle qualifying for LA latte battle – UPDATE: Results

  1. From a comment on the other post about last night’s competition:
    http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2009/08/26/barista-jam-and
    Awesome Night!
    Hey everyone! The latte art throw-down was a huge success! 32 baristas from all over Seattle threwdonw in some fierce competition. The top 10 Finalist will throw-down again in September, also live-streamed, against Intelligentsia in LA. This will be another event that NO coffee fanatic should miss.

    Big shout out to Victrola Coffee Roasters and Visions Espresso’s Coffee Enhancement Lounge (CEL) for hosting this amazing event.