La Marzocco UK to host the 2015 SCAE UK Latte Art Championship
The day-long event has been scheduled for Saturday, 13 December and in addition to the competition itself, La Marzocco UK will organize pertinent workshops and talks throughout the day, which will be open to the public. The day’s program aims to be in line with the goals of SCAE UK, to share quality coffee knowledge as well as share a La Marzocco experience with the barista, the people who are actually using the machine. Over the years, the barista’s hands-on experience has played and continues to play a key role in the thought process within the company’s R&D department.
“It’s a pleasure and an honour to host the UK Latte Art competition at a London location ,” says Paul Kelly, La Marzocco UK’s Sales Manager. “One of the core values of La Marzocco, and possibly the one we appreciate most, is building community. The UK Latte Art competition is a perfect opportunity,” says Paul.
The UK Champion taking home the prize at the end of the day will attend the World Latte Art Championship in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2015.
About the SCAE UK?
The overriding goal of SCAE UK is to spread the knowledge of great coffee. Whether this is through entering any of the competitions the organisation oversees or by attending any of the training events it hosts throughout the year. SCAE UK is also about fun and friendship. The competitions are not only a great way to learn but also about meeting other people in the UKs ever expanding coffee industry and forging great new friendships and contacts. SCAE UK is an association with a growing number of members, who are looking for coffee excellence. Members come from all areas of the coffee industry, from machine manufacturers to roasters, café owners and ancillary suppliers.
La Marzocco, founded in 1927 by the Bambi brothers, has traditionally specialized in producing high end hand crafted espresso coffee machines geared towards excellence, a quality cup and style.
The company is headquartered near Florence, Italy, with offices in Melbourne, Milan, London, Seattle and Seoul. La Marzocco has over 140 employees and produces espresso coffee machines and grinders that are exported to over 80 countries with the support of its distributors and partners, making La Marzocco’s presence known on the 5 continents.