We are so delighted to be a sponsor of the TNTNW (that’s Thursday Night Throwdown Northwest) series, which has been incredibly well-organized and consistently draws a huge turnout, and just recently celebrated its second birthday! This monthly gathering of coffee colleagues moves around the region once a month to hold a big ol’ party, invite local baristas to throwdown some latte art, and to offer a casual, fun environment for community building and friendship. It’s awesome. We totally dig it.
I’m here in Olympia, Washington, the morning after last night’s TNT event, and I’m still smiling from all the good memories. Loads of folks came in from as far as Seattle and Portland to take part in this free evening of revelry, and it was a huge success. Special props to Sam from Oly Coffee Roasting, who MC-ed and hosted us all at the company’s gorgeous new location on Capitol Way.
Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.