This weekend saw the long-anticipated La Marzocco Out of the Box Festival at BL-NK's urban space in Old Street, which hosted this years UK latte art competition, showcasing numerous roasters coffee and machine innovation. Our resident Cafe Manager, Matthew, and Head Barista, Manuel, represented Climpson & Sons in the competition performing fantastically in front of a packed audience. The guys had 8 minutes to produce 6 perfect coffees; 2 free-pour lattes, 2 free-pour macchiatos and 2 signature style drinks. Out of the 20 competitors that entered our boys swung with the best and were unlucky to miss out on the prizes, just missing out on the medal podium, but were certainly the best-looking-in-show.
As always, however, the warmth and hospitality shown by La Marzocco and the UK coffee scene ensured fun and festivities were had by all (some more than most!) and with La Marzocco's new design Linea, fully customised Strada, Mod Bar installation and beer-producing espresso machine, there were enough gadgets to keep everyone entertained until the early hours.
Well done guys! Proud of you!