A very old competition

Some unfinished things really do bother me. The second absurd latte art challenge is one of those things. Over a year ago I proposed a second competition. The first one had been amazing, and the second generated some really interesting and fun entries.

The problem is I never got around to sorting out a winner. Time to sort that out!

Below are links to various entries, and underneath is a poll for you to vote for your favourite. The SQM subscription prize still stands, though the others may not (quite rightly – who would support a competition as badly run as this!). I will probably cobble a few others bits and pieces together for the winner for extra amusement value.

We’ll close voting on the 31st December 2010, so hopefully people have a little free time to watch silly videos with milk and coffee. I don’t mind how people pick a favourite – most entertaining, best pour, silliness, soundtrack – I don’t mind. Just pick whichever one you think is the most absurd!

The entries:

Josh Hockin
Epic Espresso
Niko S
Jon Lewis
Team Ireland (Colin Harmon/David Walsh)
Alex Redgate
Em Hart
Hunt Slade/Safehouse
Hans Pronk
Troy O’Rourke
Sander Schat
Jesse Bladyka
Friso
Ola Persson
Lee Mazur
Stephen “EspressoBomb”

Links are posted in the order that they were submitted. If you have some spare time and enjoy silly things please watch and vote!

Which video is the most absurd?

  • Team Ireland - (37%, 143 Votes)
  • Ola Persson - (33%, 128 Votes)
  • Hunt Slade - (8%, 31 Votes)
  • Sander Schat - (5%, 21 Votes)
  • Stephen - (4%, 16 Votes)
  • Josh Hockin - (3%, 12 Votes)
  • Jon Lewis - (3%, 11 Votes)
  • Jesse Bladyka - (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Troy O'Rourke - (2%, 7 Votes)
  • Epic Espresso - (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Em Hart - (2%, 6 Votes)
  • Friso - (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Niko S - (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Lee Mazur - (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Alex Redgate - (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Hans Pronk - (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 391

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If I somehow missed any – let me know asap and I will add them!

6 Comments

  1. i don’t know to choose between pepper, boot, toytruck! Very funny these vids! cool idea

  2. I had to give the nod to Ola Persson — the only barista to steam in something other than a standard pitcher!

    But, the cowboy boot, sneaker, and Erlenmeyer flask were also cool.

  3. Team Ireland all the way, pure entertainment. Also, steaming in a Moka pot is not a standard pitcher.

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