Thirty-Thirty Coffee Hosts 2014 Peoria Barista Jam

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Thirty-Thirty Coffee to host its annual barista jam in Peoria, Illinois on August 2

We’re smitten with the nice folks at Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co.: They’re super nice people for one thing, and they roast some pretty spectacular coffee. We just love ’em! And we are totes wishing we lived in the Midwest right now so we could easily head over to the Peoria Barista Jam 2014 that Thirty-Thirty is hosting, as it does annually.

My pal, Ty Paluska of Thirty-Thirty, wrote to ask if Barista Magazine wanted to sponsor the jam as we’ve done in the past, and we said HELLS YEAH. So even though we can’t be there for the in-person fun and shenanigans on August 2, we’ll be there in spirit (and product placement).

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Check out all the awesome coffee people coming together to make sure the Peoria Barista Jam is one of the raddest events of the year!

Other sponsors are Visions, Reg Barber, Espresso Parts, La Marzocco, Cafe Imports, Sleeve a Message, Able Brewing, and the Barista Guild of America.

There’s gonna be heck fly beer by Left Hand Brewing Co. out of Longmont, Colorado, that was made with Thirty-Thirty’s coffee. It’s an infused milk stout, say whaaaa? Sounds epic!

Finally, the Jam, which starts at 7 p.m., with a latte art throw down commencing at 8 p.m., will feature The Harvest Cafe out of Delavan, Ill., as a special guest. Harvest Cafe will be providing delicious snacks at the jam!

The prizes for the top three finishers at the jam are gonna be tight! This is what’s up for grabs so far (which means there’s a lot more to come!)

1st Place – 
$$$ Money from $5 entry fee
Reg Barber Enterprises Inc logo’d Tamp!
FREE 1-Year subscription to Barista Magazine
Hario double glass wall press with olive wood
Able Brewing Kone Filter and heat lid
Pair of Limited Edition La Marzocco Sunglasses
Bag of thirty-thirty Coffee Costa Rica Perla Negra

2nd Place-
FREE 1-Year subscription to Barista Magazine
Hario Copper v60
Able Brewing Disk Filter and Travel Cap
Pair of Limited Edition La Marzocco Sunglasses
Bag of thirty-thirty Coffee Ethiopia Konga

3rd Place- 
FREE 1-Year subscription to Barista Magazine
Able Brewing Disk Filter and Travel Cap
Pair of Limited Edition La Marzocco Sunglasses
Bag of Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co. El Salvador Las Nubes

Thirty-Thirty Coffee Co.
Goshen Coffee 
Coffea Roasterie
Passion House Coffee 
Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co.

So folks, if you’re in driving/walking/biking/hustlin’ distance of Peoria, Ill., we urge you to head to this jam on Aug. 2. Last year, hundreds of Midwestern baristas turned out for the jam, and it was an incredible event. This year’s jam is set to be even more rockin and rollin.

Oh, one more thing! We’ll have news and photos from the event on our blog, right here, in the days following the jam. So stay tuned!

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