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Hong Kong barista takes Latte Art Championship in New York

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Cups of latte are seen on display following the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York, March 11.

According to the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championships site:

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Judges evaluate lattes in a number of different categories in the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships, March 11.

The 64 Competitor format features head to head competition as "a match" between the competitors. The competitor receiving the highest score from the three judges advances and the loser is eliminated. Competitors are given three minutes to produce one drink for the judges which is then scored against the competitor at the facing machine.

Judging will be based on five categories:
1) Aesthetic Beauty
2) Definition
3) Color Infusion
4) Degree of Difficulty and Creativity
5) Speed

If you missed your chance in New York, there will be another "shot" in Chicago, June 8-10 at the Navy Pier.

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Yeung Yiu-fai, from Hong Kong was the overall winner of the Coffee Fest New York Latte Art Championships at the Javits Center in New York, March 11.

New York City hosts 64 professional baristas as they compete in the Coffee Fest Latte Art Championship. TODAY.com's Dara Brown reports.