Hold the date — September 3, 2011 will be a fun day to head up to the Phoenix Cooks event in Phoenix and join the 2nd Annual Southwest Latte Art Competition. Event hosts Brian Clemens and Steve Kraus are hosting this event along with a number of local and regional sponsors. There will be two major elements to the show: A brew bar — featuring a volunteer crew from local coffee professionals, showcasing techniques and equipment for brewing coffee (highlighting V60, Siphon, Chemex, & Clever) A latte art competition — 32 competitors competing for a grand prize of $500. The show will be held from 9am to 3 pm at the JW Marriot at Desert Ridge, at 5350 E. Marriot Dr., Phoenix, Arizona 85054. Check out www.swlac.com for all of the details, and to register. They’ve also set up a Twitter profile. See you there!