A DAMN FINE SOURCE FOR COFFEE
It’s shaping up to be a nice week for coffee pros, with two great events back to back. The March TNT is Thursday, March 14, at Pitango Gelato in Penn Quarter. Then be sure to stop by the Counter Culture Coffee training center on Friday night for an epic Cup Tasters Challenge. The event will be held simultaneously at Counter Culture Coffee’s eight regional training centers, and the overall winner will be elegible to compete at the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship this April at the SCAA conference in Boston.
The format is straightforward. Participants will navigate a series of coffee sets, each with two identical brewed coffees and one different coffee. The idea is to be the fastest and most accurate in identifying the different coffee. There’s a $5 participant fee, and the competition roster will be capped at 30. Other training centers holding current events include Ashville, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Durham, New York and Philadelphia.
Cup Tasters Challenge
Counter Culture Training Center
Friday, March 17, 7-10 p.m.
1840 Columbia Rd, NW, Suite 203