Thanks to Beyu Caffe owner Dorian Bolden and his staff for letting us have some fun in his shop on Wednesday night. The competition was so fierce that even Mr. Bolden decided to hop behind the bar to pour!
We also had other incredibly talented baristas show up from all over the Triangle, including Larz from Electric Beanz, James from Bean Traders on 9th and Curtis from Beyu. The competitors each poured twice and the highest combined score determined the winner.
3rd place: Michael Harwood – Caffe Driade, Chapel Hill, NC
2nd place: Lem Butler – Counter Culture Coffee, Durham, NC
…and your winner, by a single point, Simon Aceves from La Farm Bakery in Cary, NC.
Congrats to Simon and thank you to all the competitors for a great night!
Beyu Caffe in Durham, NC has announced they are hosting their first Latte Art Throwdown, a competition for coffee shop employees. The Throwdown will be held Wednesday, August 11th at 7:00 pm and is open to the public.
The event allows area café professionals to compete head-to-head to see who can create the best latte art. The patterns, typically intricate hearts and flower-like swirls called rosettas, are then judged and the winners are awarded prizes.
The competition fee is $5.00 and registration begins at 6:00 pm the day of the event. Recreational latte artists and experts are encouraged to sign-up.
Stockton Graham & Co. had a great time visiting Beyu Caffe for a coffee cupping and their Grand Opening. What a great stop right smack in the middle of downtown Durham! Not only was the coffee tasty (we are a little biased), but the food was excellent, too. The Bull City is lucky to have Beyu. The cafe makes for a great stop before and after seeing a show at the Durham Performing Arts Center.
Here are some photos from our visit:
The entrance to Beyu Caffe in downtown Durham, NC
Beyu owner Dorian Bolden steams milk for a latte
Behind the Beyu bar...
The breakfast crowd at Beyu Caffe
Stockton Graham's Brandon Riggs (left) and Thom Swain (back) give a brief background of the varietals making up the Beyu House Blend
A loyal Beyu customer enjoys the smell of the coffee
SGC's Laura Heyda and her daughter Sarah prepare to break the crust
Congrats to Beyu Caffe on a great Grand Opening! We were thrilled to be apart of it all.
If you are a Stockton Graham & Co. coffee customer (or would like to be) and you’d be interested in holding a cupping in your cafe, please contact me at 800.835-5943, ext. 3552. If you’d be interested in learning to host your own, SGC’s Coffee College offers a “Cupping for Coffee Shop Owners” class. Schedule your spot today!