Taproom is hosting Round One of the Ultimate Coffee Showdown for Atlanta baristas! All events are open to the public, with a buy-in requirement for competitors.
During Round One, baristas will compete in a cup tasters challenge: a timed palate exercise where a competitor has to pick the odd cup out of sets of three cups of brewed coffee. Most number of sets correct in the fastest time wins.
We'll have sponsored swag and grub, with a special pot of Beerspresso Chili being dished out, first-come first-served!
Additional Tournament Info from Coffee ATL:
This tournament will consist of three separate competitions over the course of three months. They will occur as follows:
- Triangulation Challenge @ Taproom Coffee, February 16, 2017
- Brew Battle @ Intelligentsia Coffee Training Lab, March 23, 2017
- Latte Art Throwdown @ Dancing Goats North Ave, April 27, 2017
For each competition, you will receive 5 points for signing up to compete. At the end of the event, we will award additional points for the top six competitors: 6th place will receive 5 points, 5th place gets 10 points, 4th place gets 15 points, and so on. These points will be totaled and saved from each competition, and will be categorized .
In March, after the Latte Art Throwdown, we will total the points from the previous competitions to determine our Top 3 places. We will also determine the coffee shop winner, based off of points accumulated throughout duration of the competition.
The results will be announced at a Liquid Ambition Cocktail Throwdown, at Octane Westside, on May 18, 2017. In the event of a tie, the tie-breaker will occur on this night.