2017 TNTNW kicked off last night at Anchorhead Coffee’s new flagship shop. Baristas arrived early to secure spots in the 32 person bracket which filled up in minutes. Baristas and coffee professionals chilled in the cool, low-lit vibes and swanky furniture as everyone waited for first round pours to begin at 7 pm.
Attendees chowed down on Dicks burgers, a Seattle fast-food favorite, provided by Anchorhead. The keg was tapped and the party began.
Judges from Cafe Vita, Royal Drummer, and Synesso turned their backs on competitors until the lattes were presented. Tough decisions were made but someone has to walk away with all the prizes.
Congrats to our three winners. (From left to right) 2nd Place Kyle Dols from Mavam Espresso Machines. 1st place goes to Calvin Kuo from Rocanini Coffee Roasters and third place goes to Joel Harrison from Mr. West Cafe Bar!
Thanks to our sponsors for helping make this event possible – Espresso Parts, Kalita, Barista Basics, Yama Glass and Anchorhead for hosting.
Eugene, OR, we are coming for you!
Next TNTNW will be at Barn Light Coffee on February 23rd.