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MONIN Coffee Creativity Cup 2023 Asia-Pacific Finals

MONIN New Zealand has announced that Honoka Kawashima has taken out the grand prize at the MONIN Coffee Creativity Cup 2023 Asia-Pacific Finals.

Kawashima won the final, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ahead of 13 other national champions from across the region with her drink the Espresso Lacto-Sour.

Her winning drink is a combination of MONIN Blood orange and pure sugar cane syrups, with espresso, amazake and osmanthus tea.

Kawashima says that she specifically chose the coffee that she really likes, and all other ingredients were carefully selected to enhance the character of this coffee.

With the theme ‘Enhance Your 5 Senses,’ contestants were tasked with creating four signature coffee mocktails that enticed all five senses: Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, and Touch.

The panel of judges consisted of a Head Judge, Sensory Judges and a Technical Judge and judging took place during a three-day event hosted by MONIN Asia.

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