Below is a quick run down of coffee events here in the valley that I received from Brian Clemens, and have republished. Latte Art Competition at Echo Coffee When: SATURDAY, August 21st 7-10pm. Where: Echo Coffee in Scottsdale Cost: $3 entry fee. 5 minutes to make 2 drinks. More details: 2902 N 68th Street, #135 Scottsdale 480-422-4081 http://www.echocoffee.com/barista-jam-2010/ Latte Art Throwdown presented by Phoenix Cooks – Let’s show them how we roll! When: Saturday September 4th 9am-3pm Where: Phoenix Cooks, held at J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Cost: $30 entry – Includes 2 tickets into the Phoenix Cooks event ($150 value) MUST COMPETE! More details: Phoenix Cooks is an annual event showcasing the talent of great local chefs. There will be great food, classes, the latte art throw down, and much drinking. The $30 entry fee is ONLY for those competing. $30 fee will get you 2 tickets into the event, and you must compete. After Party at Press Coffee When: Saturday September 4th RIGHT AFTER Phoenix Cooks Where: Press Coffee – Across the street from J.W. Marriott/PHX Cooks Event Cost: Food/drink for purchase More details: Steve from Press is holding a get together for the coffee community after Phoenix Cooks. Probably lots of coffee too be consumed! Will be a great time for building into the coffee community.