2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship

The event was held on Friday 19 August 2016 at Victoria Bar & Grill 426 Victoria Street Chatswood.


IGLAC 2016 Partners

From the creators of Grand Barista Championship (GBC) comes the 2016 International Grand Latte Art Championship.

The Format

Fast, intense, fun, spectator friendly and interactive Latte Art competition that is an open competition for baristas and latte artists from all over the world. Three rounds of competition beginning with 1 knockout, elimination round that sees competitors create one Latte Art creation from the ‘Grand Latte Art Championship (GLAC) E-Wheel’. Winners from Round 1 proceed onto Round 2 where the format sees each competitor create two creations, one from the GLAC E-Wheel and one Signature Latte Art creation.

The final round hosts the best and last six artists standing from the Round 2 preliminary finals where each finalist will face off with their signature latte art creation. 

The Milk

Our event partner Riverina Fresh is a multiple award winning milk, most recently awarded a Gold medal at the 2014 DIAA Awards. The milk is easily textured and consistently delivers a silky canvas for perfectly glossy latte art presentation.

We are extremely proud to have Riverina Fresh as our event partner for our inaugural International Grand Latte Championship. 

The Machines

sanremo machinesWe are proud to announce our event and machine sponsor SanRemo Australia who will provide 3 x Sanremo Opera espresso machines for the event. The Opera is making headlines all over the world and is already becoming an iconic espresso machine with its patented brew design features. 

The Prizes


The Judges

Judging the event this year will be the 2015 NSW State Latte Art Champion Jibbi Little! The wonderful Sean McManus and the much loved and popular Instagram barista Timothy Sweet.


Registrations to compete have now closed.

Rules and Regulations

See the PDF download below

Sponsored Cause

All registration fees recieved from the event will be donated to our event partner Hope Global


jpg Download the 2016 IGLAC Poster (Updated 15 July)

All other enquiries please email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call Helen Jones on 02 9938 4522.

Rules & Regulations

This document outlines the rules & regulations for the IGLAC 2016 to be held Friday, 19 August 2016.

pdf Download the 2016 IGLAC Rules Regulations (Last updated Weds 17 August 2016)


The final list of IGLAC 2016 competitors are shown below. 

Registrations have now closed.
Come and support your favourite barista on the 19th August and Victoria Bar & Grill in Chatswood

  • Sam Taylor
  • Jun Lee
  • Fern
  • Kang Yi (Bryan) Chew
  • Brian Tung
  • Manida Anekrattanasin
  • Victor J Wiratmaja
  • Chen Lee
  • Hosea Bobby Ferdinand
  • Hao Zhe Yoh
  • Somchai Suwannaphu
  • Enzen Liu
  • Chan
  • Raihaan Esat
  • Jacob King
  • Li Toa
  • Edmond Ting
  • Tom Pornwichai Chueabunditporn
  • Zhao Ting Wu
  • Noddy Lau
  • Hyung Min Kang
  • Doff  Funky
  • Yae Maeda
  • Yusuke Koide
  • Yongky Hendra
  • Celine Vicencio
  • Chee tat Shim
  • Shaul
  • Jay De Xu
  • Eve Man
  • Mark Pooley
  • Meg Loudon
  • Juan Botero
  • Matthew Lakajev
  • Marian Smigura
  • John Rombout
  • Bulent
  • Kane Horrock
  • Paul Thompson
  • Steven Fan
  • Herianto Peng
  • Willy Will
  • Marco Kim
  • Tim Yip
  • Lani Murray
  • Andy Man Kit Wong
  • Lloyd Kim
  • Robert Thomas
  • Danny Cao
  • Michael
  • Santo
  • Hwasuk Choi
  • Puttinun Thachaiwong
  • Sera Sung


  • Patcha Jai
  • Jongjet Rambo
  • Phayboun

Updated Wed 17 August.

Interview with Caleb Cha

IGLAC 2016 sponsors and supporters


About the GBC

Care, attention, intention and passion. There's a coffee maker, then there's a barista - just like the difference between a cook and a chef.

Paul Jackson
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