Thursday Night Throwdown @ Espresso NEAT

Amy Kundrat

Interested in showing off those latte art skills? Or perhaps you just want to learn the basics and sip your way through a fun evening. Either way you are in luck. Espresso NEAT in Darien is hosting their inaugural Thursday Night Throwdown (TNT) Latte Art Competition on July 12. A $5 buy-in will get you into the evening's event. This first event of the season is a customer invitational (everyone is invited). Prizes and sponsors to be announced.

TNT Schedule

5:30 to 6 p.m.: Open class taught by NEAT latte art professional

6 to 7 p.m.: Cocktail hour & scheduled practice sessions for competitors

7 p.m.: Competition begins (brackets will be created ahead of time; head-to-head, single elimination format) * customer vs. customer * barista vs. barista * customer & barista pairings competing together if time allows