For those looking for something to do tonight, Joe Bean Coffee is hosting a Latte Art Throwdown at 7pm with special guest judges Karen Miltner, food writer for Democrat and Chronicle; Cliff Palmore, senior sales manager from Winebow; and Keith Meyers, owner of Flour City Bread. This event is a part of Joe Bean’s Nexus Nights series and is a competition between local baristas to see who can pour the best latte art that evening in a tournament. I went to one of the recent events at Fuego Coffee and it was fascinating to see the baristas competing against each other and the kind of designs that they pull out to try and trump their peers.
The event is free to attend and Joe Bean will still be serving drinks and food so feel free to stop in and give it a shot even if you’re on the fence about the whole latte art thing. Personally, I enjoy watching the baristas practicing their craft and their skills are evident when performing under the pressure of competition.
Hopefully I’ll get a chance to catch the end of the competition after my curling game tonight and see some of you out there!