Street Bean Espresso once again opened their doors for another #TNTNW. There was a lot of pizza and fun times. We had a great turnout. Many talented Baristas threw down their best lacto-designs. We even had a surprise visit from Brian Canlis himself! He sweetened the pot with $150 to use at Canlis.
There were sweet prizes from our title sponsors: Espresso Parts, Baratza, Craft Coffee, and Barista Magazine. The buy in money was donated to Street Bean Espresso to help continue their efforts with at risk youth in the Seattle area. If you would like more information on that you can find it right HERE.
Last Thursday a group of amazing Baristas gathered at Caffe Ladro’s 801 Pine location to learn and throwdown some latte art. We moved the event up one week so that we could welcome Baristas and industry folk that were here for the SLS. It felt like a family reunion!
First off we had a round-table discussion on Cafe Culture:The Dichotomy of Tradition and Innovation. After a nice intro by Mr. Peter Giuliano it was time for Cole McBride to take it away. Cole led the discussion and we had Brandon Paul Weaver (Slate Coffee), Daniel Streetman (Irving Farm), and Lorenzo Perkins (Cuvee Coffee) on the panel. The conversation made us rethink what exactly tradition is and how something becomes a tradition.
Thanks to everyone who showed up last Thursday! We were so ready to celebrate the 2nd year of our monthly #TNTNW series! It’s hard to believe it’s been two years.
We had to call in Slate Coffee and their Slatestream for our parking lot throwdown! Yeah we’re pretty darn lucky to have such great friends. 32 Baristas battled in the Slatestream but only three came out victorious.
What’s a party without music? We had two local Olympia bands on hand to rock our socks off. Red Red Red and Moldy Castle, both bands have members that used to work at Espresso Parts (PA provided by Olympia All Ages – Northern).
The lovely folks at Oly Smokers fed us some amazing brisket and beans. Our local brewery Fish Tale gave us a screaming deal on some organic IPA that went real well with the BBQ.
We want to extend a big ole’ thank you to all of the businesses that helped us put on a great event. And of course to all the people who showed up and rocked out with us.
Here are the victors:
1st. Kyle Rees
2nd. Robert Stofleth
3rd. Mike Cannon
This event was made possible because of our generous title sponsors: Espresso Parts, Barista Magazine, Baratza, and Craft Coffee.
Hello everyone! We hope you are ready for this week’s #TNTNW! This month we’re taking it down to Portland. We will be at Ristretto Roasters Nicolai location. Bring your latte art skillz and don’t forget those cupping skillz either. That’s right we’re having two competitions this time! Something for everyone!
Need more reasons to join us? Well check out the sponsor list below!
Good afternoon y’all! We are so happy to announce that we have our third and final Title sponsor for the 2013 season. You know them well…Baratza! Baratza has been an influential part of the Barista community since 1999. You can see how committed they are just by how many events they are a part of, from the smallest throwdown to large events like the World Aeropress Championship. We couldn’t be happier for them to partner with us to make #TNTNW even better!
Happy Monday! Today we have a new title sponsor for the rest of the #TNTNW season. Craft Coffee has signed up to donate a three month subscription to one of the winners of each event through the year.
This is pretty amazing. If you’re not familiar with Craft Coffee let me get you up to speed. At Craft HQ Michael and an expert team of tasters goes through cupping after cupping of coffee after coffee from all around the country and Canada! We’re going on our second year with Craft Coffee at Espresso parts and it’s been amazing. Make sure to head to craftcoffee.com to see their subscription options!
Big thanks to Craft Coffee for supporting the #TNTNW series! The coffee community is amazing!
Happy Wednesday! In our continued effort to provide more for the Throwdown community we will be posting more content. We won’t just be posting about #TNTNW but we’ll also bring in other TNT communities as well. We’ll interview TNT organizers, write-up guides on how to run your own TNT, and more. Make sure to stay tuned. As always if you have any questions feel free to e-mail email@example.com
Ohh and before we forget!!!! Make sure to head over to the Barista Magazine blog for the Humpday Giveaway!
Hello everyone! We have some really great news for you. As part of our continued dedication to the #TNTNW series we have started to get Title sponsors! What does that mean? Well, it means more awesome prizes and coverage for our events.
The first Title sponsor will be Barista Magazine! You know how rad they are I’m sure! If you don’t, get out from under that rock and check out the amazingness that is BMag. This sponsorship is for the rest of the season!!! THAT’S 8 MORE EVENTS!!! This is huge for our community!
Barista Magazine has signed on to provide:
• Box of mags for each event
• 20 tote bags for each event
• One-year subscription for winner of each event
• Preview article on our blog about each
• Post TNT report on each
We are so glad to have Barista Magazine involved with this series. BMag has always been there for Baristas all around the world. The next time you see Sarah or Ken give them a big hug and tell them how much you appreciate them!
If you are interested in being a Title sponsor please contact firstname.lastname@example.org we still have two spots available.