1st International Cold Brew Throwdown Debuts in Atlanta, April 15

Registration is now open for the 1st International Cold Brew Throwdown, taking place on April 15 in Atlanta

We are thrilled to announce the 1st International Cold Brew Coffee Throwdown, which will take place on April 15, at a party hosted by Stumptown Coffee, Rogue Ales, and Barista Magazine, being held at the fantastic  Chrome Yellow Trading Co.,  in Atlanta, in conjunction with the SCAA show.

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Fifteen baristas will compete in a creative, interactive competition on the evening of Friday, April 15, to win big prizes, including $2,000 from Pacific Foods, as well as gifts and equipment from Marco, La Marzocco, Espresso Parts, and Baratza, along with party sponsors Barista Magazine, Stumptown, and Rogue Ales.

Competitors are encouraged to use whatever coffee roaster they want in this competition wherein they will prepare straight-up cold brew as well as a cold-brew signature drink to sample out to attendees as well as present to a panel of esteemed judges.

Inspired by a cold brew throwdown event hosted by Stumptown Coffee in Portland last summer ”at which Matt Millet of Water Ave. Coffee (pictured) participated ”the 1st International Cold Brew Throwdown will be an amazing showcase of terrific cold brew and community spirit.
Inspired by a cold brew throwdown event hosted by Stumptown Coffee in Portland last summer ”at which Matt Millet of Water Ave. Coffee (pictured, with Liam Kenna of Stumptown at right) participated ”the 1st International Cold Brew Throwdown will be an amazing showcase of terrific cold brew and community spirit.
Dylan McClain of Case Study Coffee was the big winner at the cold-brew throwdown at Stumptown last summer, due to a crafty specialty beverage that included fresh hops.
Dylan McClain of Case Study Coffee was the big winner at the cold-brew throwdown at Stumptown last summer, due to a crafty specialty beverage that included fresh hops.

The throwdown is being held during the release party for the bottled Cold Brew IPA just released by Portland, Ore.-based craft brewery Rogue Ales, which uses Stumptown’s cold-brew coffee.

Plenty of Rogue's just-released Cold Brew IPA ”made with Stumptown cold brew ”will be on hand for guests to drink for free!
Plenty of Rogue’s just-released Cold Brew IPA ”made with Stumptown cold brew ”will be on hand for guests to drink for free!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN TO COMPETE IN THE COLD BREW COFFEE THROWDOWN! Registration will close on April 1. The 15 baristas will be selected by random drawing and notified by April 4.

Please contact Sarah Allen at sarah@baristamagazine.com for more information, and to register!

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