Specialty coffee is booming in Colorado, so what better way to celebrate than with Caffeine Crawls and latte art throwdowns?
We love seeing what’s happening in coffee in Colorado ”shizz is blowing up! We were out in Denver last summer for Barista Nation, and it was impressive what’s happening in terms of quality cafes and roasteries then, but now the scene is even more impressive.
There’s so much going on in the Rocky Mountain State, as a matter of fact, that Caffeine Crawl organizer Jason Burton decided to schedule not one, not two but four Crawls for this summer’s installment of Caffeine Crawl Colorado:
Colorado’s coffee scene is robust for the many excellent coffeehouses and roasteries, for sure, but it’s bolstered by the presence of allied product company Barista Pro Shop, as well as manufacturer of the cold-brew classic, Toddy Cafe.
To wrap-up the first weekend, Dragonfly Roasters will be hosting an after party at Upslope Brewing which will take place following the conclusion of the final Boulder route. The second weekend festivities will begin with a Thursday Night Throwdown latte art event sponsored by the folks at Huckleberry Roasters and Friday Colorado Springs crawlers will have an opportunity to visit Switchback Roasters for their after party. Stay tuned to Caffeine Crawl‘s Facebook and event pages on their website for more details.
As you can see there is a lot to be excited about for this year’s Colorado Caffeine Crawls, but do you want to know what BPS is most excited for? Barista Pro Shop will be kicking-off the entire weekend with a latte art throwdown which will be held in our training café at the Loveland warehouse on Thursday August 6th. This Thursday Night Throwdown is open to the public and will not have an entrance fee so anyone is welcome to come hang out and observe the friendly, yet heated competition which will ensue as baristas in the area go head to head showcasing their free pour skills! If beautiful latte art isn’t enough to pique your interest, we will also have great prizes from The LAB, Barista Pro Shop, Barista Magazine, Dragonfly Coffee Roasters and Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters to raffle off. Proceeds from raffle tickets will be donated to the Larimer County Humane Society. So, come join us in 3 weeks for a night-to-remember; the action will begin around 7:15pm! Stay up-to-date on event announcements or invite friends and co-workers, by joining our Facebook event page.
Want to find out how your free pour skills stack up against others in your area? Grab your lucky steaming pitcher and make your way to Loveland! This throwdown will be open to anyone who wishes to compete. There will be a $5 buy-in for competitors, but that’s all you need to participate. You’re more than welcome to bring your own steaming pitcher and ceramic if you’d like; however, we will have plenty of pitchers and cups on-hand for you to use. We will be pulling shots from a beautiful machine provided by UNIC and all of the milk will be brought to you by the Pacific Barista Series line of dairy alternatives. We will cap the list of competitors at maximum of 32 baristas and this will be on a first come first serve basis. On Thursday August 6th, sign-ups will begin at 6:30pm. If you would like to guarantee your spot in the competition feel free to give us a call toll free at 1-866-776-5288 or RSVP here.
For more information about the Caffeine Crawls in Colorado, go HERE.
For more information about the parties taking place throughout the Caffeine Crawls in Colorado, go HERE.