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Latte Art Throwdown | May 5

Baristas to Do Battle in Creative Competition

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Electric Beanz Coffee Bar in Raleigh, NC has announced they are hosting their first Latte Art Throwdown, a competition for local coffee shop employeeson Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm.

Electric Beanz Coffee Bar in Raleigh, NC has announced they are hosting their first Latte Art Throwdown, a competition for local coffee shop employees. The Throwdown will be held Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.

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The barista at your favorite morning café has a more competitive streak than you think. This Throwdown event co-sponsored by Stockton Graham & Co., a wholesale specialty coffee roaster and beverage supply company also headquartered in Raleigh, allows area café professionals to compete head-to-head to see who can create the best designs and patterns on the surface of a latte by pouring steamed milk into espresso. The patterns, typically intricate hearts and flower-like swirls called rosettas, are then judged and the winners are awarded prizes.

“We are thrilled to host an event like this,” said Electric Beanz owner Terri Voltz. “Opening our doors up to the local coffee community will be a great experience for our customers and it’s something we hope to continue to do in the future.”

The competition fee is $5.00 and registration begins at 6:00 pm the day of the event. Recreational latte artists and experts are encouraged to sign-up.

Latte FernFor more information, please visit www.electricbeanz.com or www.stocktongraham.com.

About Stockton Graham & Co.:
Founded upon craft-roasted coffee, Stockton Graham & Co. is a wholesale specialty beverage, equipment, and accessory supply company. We provide high-quality, custom-roasted coffees, gourmet teas, and specialty beverage products along with turnkey services to coffeehouses, restaurants, smoothie bars, health clubs, specialty groceries and natural food markets. From coffee to smoothies, and training to equipment sales, Stockton Graham and Co. enables retailers to serve fresh, custom-roasted coffees and to create distinctive drinks for discriminating guests, enhancing their ability to bring people together in a comfortable atmosphere.

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  1. Awesome to hear about these competitions, there are always new and creative designs and trends in different parts of the country and world! I run http://www.ratemyrosetta.com/ which is a great place to get inspirations, a bunch of tutorials as well, so check it out for a great source of ideas!