#TNTNW at Madrona Coffee Roasters!

Madrona CoffeeWe had a ton of fun last week at Madrona Coffee in Tacoma. Our title sponsor Barista Magazine let me post about the event on their blog! Make sure to check it out here.


What we’re up to.

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 panda@espressoparts.com

Ohh and before we forget!!!! Make sure to head over to the Barista Magazine blog for the Humpday Giveaway!




Title Sponsors!

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 panda@espressoparts.com we still have two spots available.

May TNT: Baked & Wired

@tntwdc just posted that they will be having their next event at Baked & Wired in DC. If you are in the area make sure to show up and throw down!

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Mark your calendars, boys and girls, because we’re heading to Baked & Wired on May 9 for the next installment of Thursday Night Throwdown! Fresh off DC’s epic victory over Chicago in the April TNT, we’re ready to showcase the District’s best once again in a battle for barista supremacy.

This month’s TNT will feature a DJ, crazy good baked treats, the extraordinary Miles Deniro Drag Queen Emcee, a few tricks and surprises, and all the wonderfulness you’d expect from the Baked & Wired crew.

And BIG THANKS to the May TNT sponsors: MadCap Coffee, Trickling Springs Creamery, Crystal Press, 9:30 Club, Howard Theatre and District Bean.

Sign up begins promptly at 8:30 p.m., and the pouring starts at 9 p.m. There’s a $5 buy-in to pour. This event is BYOB.

Baked & Wired (Georgetown)
1052 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007

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Hello everyone. We’ve had two great events this year thanks to La Marzocco USA and Cafe Cesura. La Marzocco rolled out the red carpet and treated everyone to some tasty beverages and some amazing swag. Baristas had the choice of throwing down in the latte art comp or participating in a triangulation cupping or BOTH. Ohh yeah Sprudge DJ’d too…NBD. #TNTNW @ La Marzocco USA The event at Cafe Cesura was the first educational #TNTNW event so far. That’s right! There was no latte art thrown down but some serious knowledge instead. We had the top brewers in our region grace us with their presence. Brewers Cup Champ Brandon Paul Weaver and second place winner Ben Jones showed us what it takes to brew great coffee. They also answered questions form the crowd. It was a really great time and Cafe Cesura even fed everyone pizza!

#TNTNW @ Cafe Cesura.

#TNTNW @ Cafe Cesura.

We’ve been having such a great time getting the community together for these events. If you’ve ever hosted THANK YOU! #TNTNW wouldn’t work without all of the amazing cafes that have been involved. If you would like to host please check the schedule below. We look forward to many more years of #TNTNW. Thank you!!!

Last Thursday Night…T.G.I.T.

We have to thank Metronome and Mr. Joshua Boyt for opening up his cafe for such an awesome event!  Josh and his staff put a lot of work into this and made it a night for everyone to remember.

Everyone had so much fun!  First off the back to school theme was awesome.  There were rulers and pencils hanging from the ceiling, a sloppy joe and tater tot buffet and free beer!  You don’t really get any better than that.

The place was packed!  We had over thirty competitors from all over and probably about eighty or so people in attendance.  Our judges for the latte art competition were Dan Baumfeld, Sandy Hall and Alex Negranza.  Big thanks to them and all who competed.

While the latte art was being poured and judged the other side of the bar was all about pour over and the Trifecta.  Rusty Angell from Bunn was making tatsy brews with the Trifecta and the Hario Brothers were in full effect brewing some awesome pour-overs.

After three hours of latte art greatness we had our winners.  Ryan Soeder (Starbucks) took first place, Nik Virrey (Zoka) and Kyle Rees (Zoka) took second and third.  Lucky for Ryan Bunn decided to match the cash prize and fill his pockets with lot’s of green.

Once again our coffee community has come out in full force and proven to be full of talented and creative Barista’s.  Thanks to everyone who made this event possible.  Next up is Neptune September!

TNT Northwest Kick Off in Oly – Thursday Night July 28th

Come one come all to the TNT Northwest’s inaugural throw down in Olympia, Washington at Espresso Parts NW espresso lab.

$5 buy in. Winner takes all 6:30 sign up. 7:00 start time.

Buy in collection value matched by Espresso Parts, and donated to beneficiary Stonewall Youth.

Coffee Sponsor:

Batdorf & Bronson

Milk Sponsor:

Sunshine Dairy

Event Sponsors
Espresso Parts NW

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