Portland Readies for NW Brew Battle

If the NW Brew Battle is anything like the last coffee contest that took place at Christopher David's beautiful space ”that would be the TNTNW latte art throw down last fall ”it'll be well attended and a ton of fun! (Photo by Espresso Parts)

Baristas Bring Brew Devices, Coffee Will Be Supplied, and the Brew Battle Will Commence!

We’ll always love latte art throwdowns ”there’s something about the immediacy and excitement of the milk-art contest format that is undeniable. But that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of room for new and exciting coffee games  out there, especially the kind that are designed almost specifically to bring community together by way of friendly competition between barista friends.

All of us coffee lovers here in the Pacific Northwest are getting pumped for just such an event: The NW Brew Battle! To be held May 20 at the Christopher David Experience in Portland’s Pearl District, the event is the brainchild of two local roasters: Davis Sears of Portland Roasting, and Chris Alspach of Upper Left Roasters.

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“As a platform for baristas and coffee lovers alike to use their favorite manual brew method to impress three industry judges, Sears and Alspach aim to get people excited about the process of brewing coffee and the different flavor profiles that can be achieved,” reads Christopher David’s release about the event.

Competitors are to bring their own favorite manual brewing device, and the coffee they’ll brew will be provided for them, thanks to the generous support of Bespoken Coffee Roasters.

“Spectators, you have not been forgotten!” continues the release. “Coffee will be available for tasting, and the person who is able to most accurately guess the origin, process, and elevation has the chance to win some amazing prizes kindly donated by  Temple Coffee Roasters  and  Espresso Parts.”
If the NW Brew Battle is anything like the last coffee contest that took place at Christopher David's beautiful space ”that would be the TNTNW latte art throw down last fall ”it'll be well attended and a ton of fun! (Photo by Espresso Parts)
If the NW Brew Battle is anything like the last coffee contest that took place at Christopher David’s beautiful space ”that would be the TNTNW latte art throw down last fall ”it’ll be well attended and a ton of fun! (Photo by Espresso Parts)
We hope to see you there!
NW Brew Battle
Wednesday, May 20
6:30 p.m.: Sign up
7 p.m.: Competition start time
Cafe at Christopher David
901 NW 10th Ave.
Portland, Oregon
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