Le Méridien Jakarta recently introduced Esther Maasdam, the hotel’s global latte artist through a Latte Art course “Inspiration Brewed Here” that combine two passion points; art and coffee.
The event was held on Thursday, 14 January 2016 when media and the hotel’s corporate clients gathered and discovered the usually daunting task of making latte art in fun and creative way. One of the unique touches that Esther introduced to the participants was the use of bright colours using coloured melted chocolate on top of milk foam.
Esther, who has been a barista for over 10 years, demonstrated how to create beautiful Latte Art with Garuda Bird (Indonesia’s symbol). Following the workshop, all participants were challenged to create their own Garuda. Esther was crowned Dutch Latte Champion for four years in a row, from 2011 -2014 and has created 12 works of locally inspired Latte Art from around the world using Le Méridien hotels as her inspiration.