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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2012 Challenge: 365 Days of Brewing, Tasting & Telling

2 01 2012
We are all from different areas of the world, drinking coffee during different seasons and with various flavors.  Our challenge to you (and ourselves!) is to taste and post for 365 days straight on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Marzocco-USA/228935280435 ).
Yes, we are day 2 into the New Year, but we drank coffee on day 1 (photo below)…and are pretty sure many of you did as well.
Details:
  • Every day post your findings on the La Marzocco Facebook page, whether brewed under pressure as espresso, in a pour over, etc.
  • Post a picture or some cup details – keep it simple so it’s repeatable.
  • The goal is to brew, taste, and tell, while  sharing on one page for all to enjoy.
Let’s toast to many cups shared with you this New Year!




LM Out of the Box Coming to NYC

15 04 2010

UPDATED INFO ON NEWEST POST HERE





Dragon Latte Art!

17 11 2009

Whoa.





Killer Latte Art from Intelligentsia LA

9 10 2009

Nicelys amazing latte art

Intelligentsia LA's Nicely (via his flickr page) steamin some amazingly well textured latte art. It seemingly defies laws of gravity and liquid cohesion/tension.

Another amazing latte art that defies gravity (and spillage) on Nicelys flickr page. Poured by Teal Allan.

Another amazing latte art that defies gravity (and spillage) on Nicely's flickr page. Poured by Teal Allan.

Nicely at work.

Nicely at work.

Ok, I’m sooooo flying down to LA for coffee.





Urban Coffee Lounge Rocks Coffee Fest

7 10 2009

Congrats to Urban Coffee Lounge‘s Andrew and Laila on winning NWRBC 2nd and 3rd place, respectively! Andrew also won 1st place in Millrock’s Latte Art Competition.

Laila preparing drinks at Urban Coffee Lounge. She came in 3rd place at NWRBC.

Laila preparing drinks on a La Marzocco GB/5 at Urban Coffee Lounge. She came in 3rd place at NWRBC.

Busy morning at Urban Coffee Lounge. Burning through their Hairbender espresso from Stumptown.

Burning through their Hairbender espresso from Stumptown.

Concrete fireplace. Now that's urban.

Concrete fireplace. Now that's urban.





Kickin’ it at Visions’ Coffee Enhancement Lounge

26 09 2009
NW Barista Competitors' Meet & Greet at Visions' CEL

NW Barista Competitors' Meet & Greet at Visions' CEL

Oh snap! Pouring latte art behind the back!

Oh snap! Pouring latte art behind the back!

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