Coffee Culture in Pittsburgh – Thrown Dahn!

Written by Amy | 3 Comments

Last night Tazza D’Oro hosted another latte art throw down.

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The shop was filled with customers, spectators, competitors and a very serious table of judges. Turner Dairy was totally rad and donated all the milk for the night and one of the prizes that a picture of the winner will reveal.

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Thanks to all who showed – Phil, Ashely and Sarah- Beleza Community Coffeehouse, Rich – Aldo Coffee, Morgan and friends – Union Project, Wade – Simpatico, Matt – La Prima, Jake – Beaver Falls Coffee, and all the Tazza D’Oro baristas.

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Tazza D’Oro baristas’ Zach, Emily and Braden took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

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Zach won some cash and an apron from Turner Dairy – awesome, Emily also got some cash – awesome again and Braden won a tamper cozy – ? (made by Emily) – there should be a good story behind the cozy but there isn’t!

We also had a surprise visit from one of our original baristas – Abass Kamara. Abass literally moved back to Pittsburgh last night and made Tazza D’Oro his first stop. For the last 7 or 8 years Abass served as a Special Assistant to the Governor and he is back in Pittsburgh to accept a position with the front office of the Pittsburgh Penguins – his dream job, btw.  Congrats kiddo!

Thank you everyone, what an absolutely fun night.

Comments

  1. Eric

    I was really sorry to miss this one… sorry, some last-minute pet issues kept me away. Nice to see the Tazza D’Oro folks showin’ their stuff.

  2. Oliver

    Holy Crap a sweep.

  3. ej

    i have to say that i’m pretty stoked the way everything panned out. plus i walked home with some cash-ola. pretty sweet.