There is an upcoming event that every serious barista should consider attending.

It is the 1st Annual Arizona Latte Art Competition.

When: September 4, 2010 from 9 am to 3 pm
Location: The JW Marriot (Desert Ridge) during the Phoenix Cooks event.

16 competitors ONLY!


  • Free Form
  • Baristas can bring their own pitchers
  • 2 drinks 10oz cup (cups to be provided)
  • Bracket Format
  • Brackets will be chosen from a hat from a neutral party
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded!
  • Competitors will be competing in front of hundreds of people
  • Competitors to receive free DJ, food, drink and beer (id required)

To Compete: Send an email to

Entry Fee: $30 fee includes 2 tickets to Phoenix Cooks.

Barista Jam to follow at Press Coffee Roasters.

Arizona Coffee

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  1. Psyd

    I would so be there if it weren’t Labor Day Weekend. Presently, I’m turning down this and two other really tempting things (high school reunion and a state rapier fencing championship, that I tied for second last year, so…) for a twenty five year retrospective of the Tucson music scene, seeing some friends that I haven’t seen in a decade or more, and mixing bands that I haven’t worked with for years.
    Still, I find myself trying to figure out how to schedule things so I can afford to get up for the comp and still make my gigs in Tucson!
    If you live in Phoenix and don’t make this, I will point and laugh unmercifully!

  2. It’s going to be great. If I haven’t already, I’ll be coming by your shop to drum up support/recruitment. If you need practice I suggest you compete next weekend at the Echo coffee throwdown.

  3. LETS GO ALL!!!! I know there at least 10 spots left, so lets show phoenix what Arizona Baristas are made of!!!! Brian and I will be looking for you in the next few weeks!.