Now that I’ve got one latte art judging event on my resume, I feel qualified to serve at this one.
I’ll be one of the judges at Thursday’s Throw Down in Old Town, a third-annual event with the purpose of raising money for Children First: CEO Kansas Inc. The money goes toward designing activities for youth centered around aviation, science, technology, engineering and math.
The throw down, which will happen from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Old Cowtown Museum’s Visitor Center, will feature cookie bakers and latte artists competing against each other. A $20 ticket entitles attendees to coffee and cookie samples.
The cookie competitors are Crust & Crumb Co., Ecclesia, Great Harvest Bread, Jessy's Just Desserts, Lollabake My Cookies and Sweet Peach Cakery & Creations. A People’s Choice Award will be decided with votes from the crowd, and it costs $1 to vote.
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The latte art portion of the event will pit baristas from local coffee shops in a head-to-head, bracket-style elimination contest. The baristas will be from Ecclesia, Mead's Corner, R Coffee House, Reverie Coffee Roasters, Sunflower Espresso, The Donut Whole and Twisted Java. Il Primo Espresso Cafe will be providing coffee samples.
Attendees should make a reservation at http://throwdowninoldtown2016.eventbrite.com.