Loads of Portlanders turned out for this awesome event, which was the October edition of the TNTNW series. Organizers Panda of Espresso Parts and Tom of the American Barista & Coffee School wisely scheduled the competition early—5:30 to 8:30 p.m.—so folks could drop in for a good time and still be able to rabble-rouse for Halloween out in the big city.
All the rabbling and rousing Panda and I were up for after the TNT was milkshakes at the Doug Fir though. These events are exhausting! And they’re awesome, and fun, and so great for the community.
Give it up for last night’s top three baristas: in first place: Jason Moore from Portland! In second, Ryan Foss of Bothell, Wash.! And in third, Jade Adams of Portland!
So don’t miss the last two TNT NWs of 2013:
November 21—Street Bean Espresso, 2702 Third Ave., Seattle
December 19—Portland Roasting, 340 SE 7th, Portland