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Hong Kong barista takes Latte Art Championship in New York

Cups of latte are seen on display following the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York March 11, 2012. The latte art was judged in a number of different categories including aesthetic beauty and color infusion. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Cups of latte are seen on display following the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York March 11, 2012. The latte art was judged in a number of different categories including aesthetic beauty and color infusion. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters

According to the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championships site:

Judges evaluate lattes in a number of different categories such as aesthetic beauty and color infusion, among others, in the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)
Judges evaluate lattes in a number of different categories such as aesthetic beauty and color infusion, among others, in the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York March 11, 2012. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY)CARLO ALLEGRI / Reuters

The 64 Competitor format features head to head competition as "a match" between the competitors. The competitor receiving the highest score from the three judges advances and the loser is eliminated. Competitors are given three minutes to produce one drink for the judges which is then scored against the competitor at the facing machine.

Judging will be based on five categories:

1) Aesthetic Beauty

2) Definition

3) Color Infusion

4) Degree of Difficulty and Creativity

5) Speed

If you missed your chance in New York, there will be another "shot" in Chicago, June 8-10 at the Navy Pier.

Yeung Yiu-fai, from Hong Kong was the overall winner of the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York, March 11.
Yeung Yiu-fai, from Hong Kong was the overall winner of the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York, March 11.Carlo Allegri / Reuters

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