03. 09. 12. - 17:22
Largest cup of coffee
Coffee company Julius Meinl has celebrated 150 years in business by inviting Guinness Book of Records experts to watch as they served up the world's largest Cappuccino in a cup holding 2,000 litres in the middle of the Croatian capital Zagreb.
The company invited 1,000 professional coffee makers (Baristas) from all over the country who gathered in Zagreb to operate 22 coffee machines installed on a public stage at Zagreb main square.
In little more than three hours, the team managed to fill up a giant coffee cup with 2,012 litres of freshly made cappuccino, which traditionally consists of one part espresso coffee, one part warm milk and one part milk foam.
The event was sponsored by Meinl as a way of commemorating 150 years of its existence.
Although a previous record was claimed by 80 baristas in Prague who had filled a giant cup with 2,117 litres of cappuccino in 2009, 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. And in this case for the largest cappuccino - actually largest cup of cappuccino - it has to be a minimum of 1,500 litres," said Guinness World Records adjudicator, Seyda Subasi-Gemici.