Let’s hear it for Emeran Langmaid, owner of A&E Coffee Roastery and Tea in New Hampshire! I met Emeran in Providence, Rhode Island, at the MANE Conference a couple of weeks ago when she introduced herself to me and asked for assistance in making the monthly TNTs she was planning to organize successful. MONTHLY? I asked. That’s a lot to take on. But Emeran is up to the task, and to that I say Wow and also How can Barista Magazine support you?
The first of the monthly events will be held at A&E Coffee Roastery and Tea in Amherst, New Hampshire, this Thursday night at 8 p.m. Since she anticipates a lot of people coming out who are more curious about latte art than expert, she wisely plans to offer a lesson in latte art pouring at 8 p.m., which folks can participate in before signing up to pour at 9 p.m.
It’s $5 to buy in, and all proceeds will go to Coffee Kids. How cool is that?
“The goal, like most TNTs, is to build up the barista community in the area and promte the craft,” says Emeran. “We reached out to the entire state and are getting responses from cafes two hours away. We hope to rotate the event between several cafes across the state, and have lined up D Squared in Exeter for November.
“In addition to the traditional Latte Art Throwdown, we plan on incorporating a taste competition with espresso and pourovers, as well as schedule a few roundtable discussions.”