#TheCoffeeRoad: 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.
The result is a moving journey through past and present to discover the symbols and landmarks which are most evocative of China, starting with Marco Polo, the first European to give a detailed account of his experiences of the Orient and his travels on the famous Silk Road. Amongst the cast of the 12 artworks are some essential players: the legendary Terracotta Army, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China and the Oriental Pearl Tower.