Thursday saw us host our yearly CMCR Latte Art Throwdown and seeing as it is almost the holiday season we celebrated with a bit of yuletide in the tropics!
There were 32 contestants battling it out over 5 rounds to become our champion with truckloads of supporters cheering them on and getting in the tropical spirit.
The first round saw two competitors going head to head with a best pour in an 8oz cup, 16 faced instant elimination whilst the others went through to free pour in a small 4oz piccolo cup, a tall order to say the least.
We had three awesome judges in the form of Christine Seah from Dapper Coffee, Andre Chanco all the way from Yardstick Coffee Roasters in Manila and our very own Head Barista, Mark Chan.
The next round took a new twist, literally with a spin of the wheel to select a design to be poured into a 10oz cup.
The fourth round saw the remaining four contestants leave everything to luck with a spin of the wheel and randomly selected modifier making the task ever more difficult which took its toll on some of our contestants, cutting it down to our final two.
It was then the battle for 3rd place between Chet Hoe Yong and Kim Lai Kwong, it was a close battle with prizes for all but Chet Hoe came out on top with an impressive pour.
We then went into the final between Jervis Tan and Percy Lim - it was a close battle but Jervis ultimately came out on top to take the prize money and the trophy.
All photos courtesy of Stephen Wong - thanks Stephen!