Last night was awesome! The first of three scheduled TNT NW took place at Espresso Parts in Olympia WA. It just so Happened our friends at RBCNYC had a throwdown planned for the same night. This throwdown was to benefit Equality Texas to show support for #YesEqual . We reached out to Sprudge who were the media sponsors to see if we could help out. Jordan was happy to have us involved. Stonewall Youth is who we chose as the benefactors for the throwdown.
There are a few things you need for a successful throwdown: coffee, milk, an espresso machine and judges. Batdorf & Bronson provided us with a great FTO Mexico, Sunshine Dairy donated milk and our judges were Michael Elvin, Heather Ringwood and Dan Baumfeld. People started to show up around 6:30 they started to practice and get familiar with the steam tips. We had our Sproline Vortex and Foam Knife 1 tips to test out.
Fifty or so people showed up to pack the Espresso Parts lab. Twenty brave Baristas threwdown magic was made.It was great to see such great talent in one place. We got together for a good cause raised $100 and had lots of fun!
Once again we have to thank the Sponsors who helped make this rad event possible. Thanks to everyone who had to deal with traffic to get to Oly and everyone else that attended. The next TNT NW event will take place at Metronome In Tacoma. And keep an eye out for the badass wrestlemania style belt for the winning shop.
1st:Katie Hoy of Batdorf & Bronson
3rd:Rob Stofleth an independent