TNTNW, Zoka Coffee

4 01 2012

Thusday, December 29th Zoka Coffee House

The warm brown of Zoka Coffee & Tea – Tangletown, along with the simple glow of 3 group Linea, set a brilliant stage for the hours to come.  Live DJ, super inviting barista’s, serious (sometimes silly) judges, a pretty gnarly supply of dairy and espresso moved the night along very quickly.

Photo credit given to Michael Fernandez at Espresso Parts
Thursday Night Throwdowns (TNT) are local latte art competitions that have found their way west, thanks to the community mindset of Espresso Parts, Terry Z.
This TNT had a wonderful cause: Zoka Coffee promised to match all donations and entry fees and the amount was given to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, a locally based organization in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square.  Also competition cups were sold for $1, in efforts to boost customer and crowd involvement.
Judges:
Photo credit given to Michael Fernandez at Espresso Parts
Left-Dan Baumfeld, tehcoffee.com & Neptune Cafe
Middle-Sarah Dooley, La Marzocco USA
Right-Alex Negranza, whynotcoffee.com & Milstead & Co.
Although they were hosting, Zoka definitely did not go easy on anyone.  They quickly advanced in the latte art competition, and by the end took both first and second place, with Urban Coffee Lounge coming in as a close third.  Until next time!
Winning pours.

Winners!

Top- 1st Place, Brandon Paul Weaver, Zoka

Middle- 2nd Place, Amanda Jean Atkins, Zoka

Bottom- 3rd Place, Brady McDonald, Urban Coffee Lounge

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