Coffee Planet and Victoria Arduino Host the Summer Latte Art Throwdown 2024 in Dubai

Coffee Planet and Victoria Arduino hosted the Summer Latte Art Throwdown on May 8th, celebrating the artistry and skill of baristas while fostering community ties within the coffee industry.

The event, held at the Victoria Arduino Experience Lab, consisted of two phases. The first phase saw baristas of all levels competing in head-to-head matchups, judged on clarity and precision of their latte art. In the second phase, acclaimed “all-star” baristas displayed their expertise and innovation, adding a thrilling dimension to the competition.

Judges included Federico Ortile from Victoria Arduino, Cris John Signey Benavente from Blacksmith Coffee Company, Goutham K.S. from Brewing Gadgets, Frederick Bejo from Archers, and Mon Alpas from Gold Box Roastery. The event was hosted by dynamic MCs Kiah Parangue from Gold Box Roastery and Romeo Perello from Coffee Planet, whose engaging presence heightened the excitement.

With over 170 participants from cafes and roasteries across the UAE, the event highlighted the region’s vibrant coffee culture. All coffee prepared using Coffee Planet’s 100% Arabica specialty blend was transformed into iced coffee and distributed to delivery riders in the surrounding area, ensuring sustainability and community support.

Coffee Planet announced plans for another Latte Art Throwdown in Abu Dhabi this summer. Additionally, their new state-of-the-art location at Etihad Plaza features a corporate office, showroom, café, and an SCA-accredited training facility, aiming to serve as a hub for coffee enthusiasts and aspiring baristas.

“By co-hosting this event with Victoria Arduino, we aim to deepen our partnership and demonstrate our commitment to the coffee industry,” said Jamie Brown, CEO of Ludlow Coffee Group. “This competition highlighted the incredible talent within our community and reinforced our dedication to barista education and excellence.”

Coffee Planet was born in the UAE in 2005. Over the years, their loyal customers and partners have benefited from their expanding product and service offerings. Today, their coffee is served at leading 5-star hotels, airlines, offices, restaurants, and more.

It can also be purchased in over 700 retail outlets and through numerous online channels. Providing everything to support their products, Coffee Planet distributes a range of market-leading coffee equipment and coffee-related consumables.

They keep their clients and consumers caffeinated through their various products via a dedicated team of qualified coffee professionals on hand, 24/7, for full service and maintenance.

Above all, their commitment to creating a sustainable world is realised at each step of production and by providing a range of sustainable coffee products to waste management as well as initiatives and programs that are developed to reduce the impact of their actions on the environment. Coffee Planet – Everyone’s Cup of Specialty .

Victoria Arduino Victoria Arduino is a leading manufacturer of professional espresso machines, known for their quality, innovation, and design.

With a history of excellence dating back to 1905, Victoria Arduino continues to set the standard in the coffee industry.

Their recently opened experience lab in Dubai serves as a springboard for future endeavours.

With a focus on knowledge sharing and skill development, it has the potential to elevate coffee culture not only in the UAE but across the entire region.

This collaborative spirit promises to inspire future experience labs, fostering a global network of coffee excellence.

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