Coffee lovers, rejoice! SM City Baguio will be hosting a Coffee Festival at the SM lower ground floor on September 24-30.
The festival will start with a Coffee Hangout Pop-up Weekend. This is where cafés and coffee shops will have their own booths where they can display their coffee drinks, pastries, and other products up for sale. The event will be on September 24-30.
Also, watch out for the Coffee House Blends: Acoustic Weekend featuring bands to play relaxing tunes for everyone at the lower ground floor area on September 28, 4pm.
Prior to the acoustic weekend jam, there will also be a Barista Battle at 2pm. This competition is where participants will show their creativity through Latte Art. This is open to all Filipino coffee enthusiasts, home brewers, and baristas. Participants must be between ages of 18-30 at the time of the competition.
The following materials and equipment will be provided: espresso machine, coffee beans, milk, milk pitcher, and coffee cup/mug. Contestants have the option to bring their own milk, milk pitcher, and coffee cup/mug.
The competition will be a single elimination, where participants will be paired up via draw lots. The randomly chosen pair will then battle it out, and each winner will move to play another round until two competitors remain to fight it out on the final round.
The criteria for judging is: 30 percent for Latte Art complexity, 25 percent for creativity, 25 percent for symmetry, and 20 percent for cleanliness.
For the prizes, the winners will receive the following; Champion: P 8,000 worth of SM gift certificates, 1st runner-up: P 5,000 worth of SM GCs, 2nd runner-up: P 3,000 worth of SM GCs.
To register, participants must fill out the registration form that can be downloaded from SM City Baguio’s official Facebook page or simply head over to the SM City Baguio Administration Office, located at the lower basement parking lot. Submit the accomplished registration form to the SM City Baguio Administration Office. The registration period is from September 9 to September 28.
Visit www.facebook.com/smcitybaguio for the full mechanics and other information.
By Karren Nobres