We had such a great #TNTNW at Dillanos last week! They really know how to throw a party. Did I mention it’s also their 22nd anniversary this year? The event took place at their newly jazzed up HQ in Sumner, WA. Our judges for the evening were: Bryan Reynolds Anthem Coffee, David Morris CEO of Dillano’s, and our U.S. Barista Champion Laila Ghambari of Cherry Street Coffee.
There were a couple of fun extra activities for the night too. The Director of Coffee Phil Beattie led a coffee/beer blending lab with Don & Janet of Naked City Brewery. Attendees were able to make their own coffee beer by mixing beer with three different cold brews. Dillanos and Naked City worked on a coffee IPA a while back called Sudden Impact that I hear was mighty tasty and also the inspiration for this fun session. Roast Master Bjorn was on deck to give two tours of the roasting facility. Ohh, and we had a nacho bar too!
Everyone poured their hearts…and tulips out! But of course we could only have three winners at the end of the night!
The top three baristas:
Our next #TNTNW is July 25th at Espresso Parts. We will be throwing another parking lot party to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of TNTNW. There will be live music, beer & cocktails, latte art, and food. Check our Facebook page this week for more details.