Latte Art Throwdown at Jubala Village Coffee in North Raleigh ~ July 26th 7pm!

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Example of “Tulip” Latte Art

If you enjoy the local coffee scene don’t miss this chance to watch some of the Triangle’s most talented baristas put their skills to the ultimate test at the Thursday Night Throwdown (TNT) latte art competition this Thursday, July 26th at 7pm. The event is hosted by Counter Culture Coffee and the awesome folks at Jubala Village Coffee in Raleigh & features the areas best barsitas from the many excellent coffee bars throughout the the Triangle.

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Scene From July 2011 Latte Art Throwdown at Jubala!

If you haven’t experienced one of these competitions yet this is how it works: baristas put their names in a hat and are selected at random to go head to head creating espresso coffee drinks featuring identical latte art designs which are then compared against each other and judged by a three person panel.

Judging is typically based on four categories:
1) Aesthetic Beauty
2) Definition
3) Color Infusion
4) Degree of Difficulty and Creativity

The winner moves on to the next round to compete again until the ultiamte champion is crowned. The purpose of a throwdown like this is to cultivate a coffee culture that respects presentation and quality – and of course having a fun time doing it!

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Baristas square off head to head as they create their drinks – July 2011

Event Details
– Date/Time: Thursday July 26th 7-9pm
– Location: Jubala Village Coffee – 8450 Honeycutt Road – Raleigh, NC
– Free admission
– Open to the public (Vote for your favorite latte art!)
– $5 for baristas to enter the competition

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Next Throwdown at Jubala Coffee – July 26th 7pm

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