It took over 1,000 baristas from all over the country three hours to accomplish the task, held on a public stage in Zagreb’s main square.
âIn total there are about one thousand baristas here. A thousand people, really, who do this job every day, who make cappuccinos every single day, and they are certainly good at this,â manager at Julius Meinl Group, Marko Crnogorac, told reporters.
âWhat is also interesting is that we make cappuccinos by the book, so – one third espresso, one third milk foam – I mean warm milk, sorry – and one third milk foam. So each and every cappuccino here is made exactly how it should be.â
The hard-working baristas managed to fill up a huge coffee cup with 2,012 litres of freshly made cappuccino.
The champion cup traditionally consisted of one part espresso coffee, one part warm milk and one part milk foam, reports Today Online.
The event was sponsored by the Julius Meinl Coffee company to commemorate 150 years of its existence.
Although a previous record was claimed by 80 baristas in Prague who have managed to fill a giant cup with 2,117 litres of cappuccino three years ago, the Croatians’ feat is the first officially certified record.
“This record category is a new record category at Guinness World Records. And always when there’s a new record category there is a minimum requirement which has to be fulfilled,” Guinness World Records adjudicator, Seyda Subasi-Gemici, said.
âAnd in this case for the largest cappuccino – actually largest cup of cappuccino – it has to be a minimum of 1,500 litres,â she added.
By the way, the Guinness book includes a record for the largest cup of tea, set in 2010 in Sri Lanka.
A giant red mug was filled with 1,000 gallons (4,546l) of water, 141lb (64kg) of tea, 1,929lb (875kg) of milk powder and 353lb (160kg) of sugar. It was almost 33% bigger than the previous record, set by the United States.
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