Faculty of Engineering UNY ready to send Muhammad Fikri Maulana and Rafi Johandy to participate in ASEAN Barista and Latte Art Competition 2019. Both of them are students from Culinary and Fashion Department. This competition organized by Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia on 23 to 28 November 2019. International Collabs Student Malaysia has been selected as the competition arena.
Fikri and Rafi has passed selection process conducted by lecturers of Culinary and Fashion Department UNY. There are two stages of selection namely the general selection and the private selection. On the general selection, six candidates will be competed. In the private selection, two candidates were taken from the six previous candidates. Two selected candidates will be trained to face the competition.
Fikri explained that in the barista competition there were several test materials. The test set on expresso, cappuccino, and black coffee. As for the latte art which is drawing on a cup of coffee. The material used for drawing is milk. The milk must be foamed first. After that, the foam can only be used to draw on coffee. As for some aspects of the evaluation of the jury, for example aspects of texture, content, technique, and beauty. In preparation, Fikri has been doing training for two weeks at one of the Barista courses in Maguwoharjo. Fikri added, he first joined this event because of an offer from one of his lecturers. In addition, the reason he was interested in joining this event was because it was in accordance with his passion. In welcoming this event, Fikri was happy and hoped to be able to win the champion to make UNY proud.
Many other students are interested in joining this competition. Aside from UNY, other universities from Indonesia who participated in this event were Universitas PGRI Yogyakarta (UPY). Various universities from other countries also took part in the 2019 Barista and Latte Art Competition. Of course, these fighters already brought their own provisions and skills in making interesting coffee offerings. (Dhea Cita; Tj.Lak)