Thursday Night Throwdown North West at Olympia Coffee Roasters.


We were pumped to have a TNNW in our hometown with our good friends Olympia Coffee Roasting Company. Their downtown location and roastery was the perfect place to throw down.

Barista’s traveled from Seattle and Portland to meet in Olympia WA. The space was full… and it’s a pretty big space!


Olympia Coffee didn’t disappoint with food and drinks. They had several cheese and cracker plates plus, BBQ Pork Sandwiches. There was plenty of beer, wine and cocktails made by beverage master Brady, who also competed in the throwdown.


20160526-IMG_1933.jpgRounds flew by quickly with our lovely MC, Olivia from Olympia Coffee Roasting and DJ Ben Libay keeping us entertained.

Smith Brothers Farms provided all the delicious milk for those lovely lattes and cappuccinos!

With 32 Baristas competing, only 3 can win. Congratulations to our 3 winners!

These winners got some amazing prizes from our sponsors! The Top 3 received EP and Baratza T-shirts; copies of Barista Magazine, Imbibe, Roast Magazine, and Fresh Cup; Coffee and a diner mug from Olympia Coffee Roasting; and a 1 year subscription to Fresh Cup Magazine!

1st Place received an Acaia Pearl Scale; a Kalita Wave Brewer; 1 year subscriptions to Imbibe and Barista Magazine; an EP Findlay Hat; and the $$$ from the buy in!

In 3rd place, Brady from Olympia Coffee Roasting


2nd place went to Rachelle from Olympia Coffee Roasting.


And in 1st Place was Sound from Olympia Coffee Roasting! This was her first TNTNW!


Thank you! And we’ll see you next month for our 2 TNTNWs! That’s right – TWO!

On June 16th we’ll be in Seattle, WA at Caffe Lardro

On June 30th we’ll be in Sisters, OR at Sisters Coffee Company!

Until next month,

Stay Caffeinated!