Postcards From Monterey County - July 26, 2019

A barista puts the finishing touches on a latte.

Postcards From Monterey County is a weekly, black-and-white photo feature highlighting life throughout the diverse communities of our region.


A good coffee drink is a work of art. 

The owners of Captain + Stoker coffeeshop near downtown Monterey thought so enough to hold their first latte art competition on July 19. 

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About 60 people watched 22 baristas from Monterey Peninsula cafes squared off to pour a variety of designs in the latte foam, including intricate leaves and hearts. Three judges gathered around the black porcelain cups and voted as aesthetics of the perfectly poured drinks. 

Captain + Stoker says they plan to make it an annual event.

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