And the winners are
We would like to congratulate Sua Hong for finishing in the 1st Place Qualifier position after the 31 day online qualifier for the Top Latte Artist in Vancouver contest, give her a huge round of applause.
It was quite a battle in the final hours with the lead switching hands constantly but Sua was able to pull through in the end. She has won $1500 and will join the other Top 16 qualifiers in a Live Finals in September to compete for $2500 more!
The Top 16 qualifiers have all been invited to perform in the Live Finals on September 21st, 6:30-8:30pm at The NEW Kafka’s Coffee Shop by Emily Carr University (577 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, BC).
Each competitor’s performances at the live event will be filmed by Starbeat and uploaded directly onto the Live Voting Channel contest.starbeat.tv with a specific voting time period for the world to decide who should be named Vancouver’s Top Latte Artist.
Awards will be given out that night after voting has commenced, Tickets will be available soon for anyone who wants to come and watch the Live Finals.
Here are the Top 16 Qualifiers
1. Sua Hong – Wins $1500
2. Arisa Fukuhara – Wins an $800 Voucher for “Opening a Coffee Business” from Canadian Barista & Coffee Academy
3. Lauren de Silva – Wins a Reg Barber Coffee Tamper
4. Misaki Yoshihara
5. Cole (from Nemesis)
6. Luka Kawabata
7. Yasmien Khan
8. Stephaine Ng
9. Kazuma Go (Unavailable for Finals)
10. Gavin Tong
11. Kunie Ibana
12. Kyoung Jun Min
13. Yoyo Li
14. Daniel Chang
15. Hitomi Fukuda
16. Remi Ho
17. Clement Ip (Replacement for Kazuma)
More information about the Live Finals coming soon, please follow @starbeatevents on instagram or facebook
Thanks to all our sponsors and to everyone who participated