Leaf Café & Co Latte Art Smackdown 2023: A recap of an unforgettable event

Wentworth Point - Sydney, Australia - Leaf Café & Co recently hosted its first-ever public Latte Art Smackdown, marking a significant milestone in our journey. This event was not just a competition; it was a full-capacity celebration of coffee artistry, attracting enthusiasts and experts alike.


An Event at Full Capacity

Demonstrating its popularity, the Smackdown saw a complete reservation of both competitor and general admission tickets. This full house contributed to a vibrant atmosphere, highlighting the coffee community's enthusiasm and commitment. A melting pot of creativity, passion, and camaraderie, where coffee lovers and skilled baristas connected and showcased their talents.

(32 competitors . 3 judges)

(1 mc  + competitor hype tribes)



The event was hosted by the charismatic Jess, whose energy and enthusiasm kept the crowd engaged and entertained throughout the competition.


Generous Sponsors

We extend our heartfelt thanks to The Alternative Dairy Co., Riverina Fresh, and Zoom Optics. Their support was crucial in making this event a success.


Esteemed Judges Panel

We were honored to have a panel of distinguished judges: 
Judge Tim: Tim, a national equipment specialist for Sanremo Coffee Machines Australia, brought 18 years of diverse coffee experience. Known for training national champions and his dedication to educating emerging baristas, Tim's expertise added immense value to our event.
Judge Minji: The silver medalist of the 2022 ASCA Central Region Championship and a national finalist, brought her competitive experience and keen eye for detail.
Judge Lili: Lili from The Alternative Dairy Co, with her extensive background in the hospitality industry and her passion for great coffee, brought a unique perspective to the judging panel.

(Champion : Vee)

Celebrating Our Winners

A special congratulations to our winners:

🥇 1st Place: Vee (@vee_limbu_)

🥈 2nd Place: Alvin (@vi.shake)

🥉 3rd Place: Enzen (@enznliu)

4th Place: Fernando Lim

A special mention goes to our spectators for encouraging our barista participants, judges and sponsors for which this event would not have been such a success.

We look forward to hosting another Latte Smackdown next year. Until then, good vibes only.

Congratulations to all the competitors - May the wheel be in your favour next Smackdown.