as a barista i will keep you informed about my work from out the netherlands

dinsdag, december 06, 2005

3 in a row

here is a picture of my 3 winning prices.

dinsdag, november 08, 2005

3 times dutch latte-art champion

Yes i did it again, i am now 3 times dutch latteart champion. The final was in Haarlem (lichtfabriek) wich is a good location for this. I had to start as 3 in the final and made an almost perfect presentation so i heard from my friends. I never had expected this because my preperation this week had gone very slowly. But now i am going to Swiss for the world latteart championships in april 2006. i cant wait to go there. Here is the result of the final (7 november 2005)

1- michel buis
2- jan blok (my collega)
3- jos niessen
4- nick pruis (my protoge)
the rest of the results coming soon here.

woensdag, oktober 19, 2005

finalist NK latte-art 2005

And here are the barista wish are my components in the finals this year.

1. Jos Niessen (Boterwaag)

2. Wasilli Magendans (Wassili's)

3. Jasper Overdeveste (Mobiccino)

4. Sven Niessink ('t Feithuis)

5. Nick Pruis (Kitchen Cafe)

6. Wilco Admiraal (Luce)

7. Chantal Montulet (Blanche Dael Coffeelovers)

8. Jan Blok (Grandcafé Bleiswijk)

9. Lonneke Dijkhuis (Blanche Dael Coffelovers)

and myself ofcours,

10. Michel Buis (Grandcafé Bleiswijk) - Nederlands Kampioen Latte Art 2003/2004

dinsdag, oktober 18, 2005

pre-rounds latteart 2005

And yes it is time for the 3de dutch latte-art championship pre-rounds this time of the year.
yesterday was the last pre-round to make it to the finale. And it was very close this year but there where also al lot of tiny mistakes. So it was a hard desision for the jury wish barista can take place in the finale. The results of the barista wish made the finale i will post tomorrow on my blog. Here are some pictures of the pre-rounds. See you all on the finale.

dinsdag, september 13, 2005

Double rosetta

Made this one during the workshop

workshop Frieschevlag

Last monday the second workshop took place in Leiden next door of the Museum of Volkskunde. This time i had the help of Wilco and Jasper 2 of the upcoming barista's in the Netherlands. Wilco will also take part on the pre rounds of the dutch latte-art championships. And Jasper is working at the moment for Mobiccinno. But it was a very interesting day and meet a lot of new faces in the wonderfull dutchbarista world. Whe started with a presentation and the went on to the training of latte-art and etching techniek. At the and of the day whe had a drink together with a tapas mix prepaired by the chef of Midi. Its great to see so much people that like to work with coffee by this way.

maandag, augustus 29, 2005


This afternoon whe trained for the dutch latte-art championship with my four teammembers. The program was presentation and competion training so the have a fealing with time during the match, and wath the have to do to prepair them self for it. And also having a lot of fun. During this i made some pictures of them and our machine (of course a mirage). The next thing the have to do is making there own presentation and work with it so the now what to do. I was also impressed with some of the latt-art but i now the can do it.

woensdag, augustus 24, 2005


Made it 2 weeks ago for a foto shoot for friesche vlag, looks oke?

latte-art with motta

After working with my new motta jugs for about a week i got a very good view of what the are, Like with the 1 liter you can make 4 cappuccino and a milk coffee or if you having a good day 5 cappuccino's. but because the spout is to wide you cant make a desent latte-art with it. With the 0,75 liter i made the most wonderfull latte-art and is great in handeling, and yes the pictures of all this will be here at the end of this week. And for the final the 0,5 liter jug, i dont now exactly wath to do with this one. I can make 2 cappuccino's with it and if i try also 2 latte-art but i am used to work with bigger jugs so i have to explore the how i can fit this i mine work behind the machine. But it is worth to buy a Motta jug.