The 2019 UAE National Coffee Championships will soon be taking place from 9 - 11 December 2019 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, featuring two internationally recognised competitions: the 2019 UAE National Latte Art Championship and the 2019 UAE Cezve/Ibrik Championship. The competitions will bring together the most talented and passionate baristas from the Middle East, in a fierce competition to find the best coffee art in the region.
The Middle East is no stranger to the creativeness of the speciality coffee industry, however. Ahead of the upcoming event, BAZAAR has rounded up all the times the Middle East has already officially won at coffee art - because they're just so good at it.
1. Cafe Artea, Abu Dhabi
Cafe Artea is perhaps the first coffee shop in Abu Dhabi to make the cutest 3D coffee art we've ever seen.
2. Walnut Grove, Dubai
This authentic little cafe is best known for its festive designs that sure do make one brewtiful cup of coffee.
3. The Art Cafe, Riyadh
It's all in the name at this cosy little contemporary cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
4. Baker & Spice, Dubai
Purely organic and homemade, Baker & Spice's coffee art looks exactly as good as it tastes.
5. Boon Coffee, Dubai
Ever seen a cup of blue coffee before? We haven't either...
6. RAW Coffee, Dubai
The best part about RAW Coffee is their committment to roasting 100% organic and ethically traded coffee - aside from their flawless latte art, of course.
7. Al3nah, Saudi Arabia
This Saudi coffee shop has the aesthetic and the skills to match their contemporary coffee art designs.
8. Tub Of Butter, Dubai
Fancy having your face drawn on top of your latte? Look no further than a deliciously personalised cup of coffee at Tub Of Butter, Dubai.