Latte Art Championship Embraces Automation - A Game-Changer?

Latte Art Championship Embraces Automation - A Game-Changer?

The Specialty Coffee Association's decision to include super-automatic espresso machines in the 2024-27 World Latte Art Championship has stirred debate. This change, marked by the selection of the Thermoplan Black&White4 CTS, aims to balance innovation with tradition. Critics argue it dilutes craftsmanship, while proponents believe it democratizes the competition. Industry experts weigh in on whether this shift will enhance or hinder the artistry and accessibility of the event. The move also highlights the evolving role of automation in specialty coffee and raises questions about the financial implications for competitors and sponsors.

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