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#TheCoffeeRoad: Astoria conquers the world of specialty coffee

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The elite group of the world’s top baristas has two new members: the South Korean Um Paul and the Greek Michalis Dimitrakopoulos. These are the winners of the finals of the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship which took place in Shanghai during Hotelex 2016.

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#TheCoffeeRoad: a Tang Dynasty poem by Jiao Dao decorates the livery of the 13th Plus4Champions machine

A twist is coming in Astoria’s journey towards the finals of the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship to be held at Hotelex Shanghai. During the event, which will take place from the 29th March to the 1st April 2016, Astoria will present, on the stand of Chinese importer Render Coffee, a thirteenth Plus4Champions espresso machine decorated with ancient Chinese characters.

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Astoria pays tribute to China through illustration

The scene is set: the World Latte Art Championship and the World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship at the Hotelex Shanghai international trade fair taking place from 29th March to 1st April 2016. Centre stage – and ready to shine – are 12 coffee machines personalised with 12 different illustrations dedicated to the history and culture of China.

Just as true espresso champions turn to art as a limitless source of inspiration for their own creations, Astoria has chosen to pay tribute to the fascinating region of East Asia by personalising the livery of the Plus4Champions – the official coffee machine of these two important World Coffee Events – with original designs.

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