A&E Coffee to Host Thursday Night Throwdown September 12

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Steaming and pouring lesson, barista latte art competition, plus good cheer and networking within the local coffee industry.

A&E Coffee September 12 TNT

A&E Coffee September 12 TNT

We started with an in-house competition and had so much fun that we knew we wanted to invite other baristas to join us for a full-fledged TNT.

A&E Custom Coffee Roastery in Amherst, NH, will host the first Thursday Night Throwdown barista vs. barista latte art competition on September 12, from 8 to 10 p.m., at their Amherst café.

Thursday Night Throwdowns, or TNTs, are a grassroots coffee industry event series where baristas get together in the name of good spirits, camaraderie and the craft or excellent coffee. Sometimes hosted by a single café or roaster, sometimes hosted by a rotating schedule of participating venues, the TNTs build community, increase fellowship and are just plain fun.

“We started with an in-house competition and had so much fun that we knew we wanted to invite other baristas to join us for a full-fledged TNT,” said Emeran Langmaid, owner of A&E. “We’ve attended TNTs in Portland, Maine, and they are wonderful to get to know people in the industry in a fun and casual way.”

A&E’s TNT will begin with a lesson on steaming and pouring at 8. The barista latte art competition kicks off at 9 p.m. Anyone is welcome to participate.

A&E Coffee is located at 135 Route 101A in Amherst, NH. Doors open at 8 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge, all of which will be donated to Coffee Kids, which works with organizations in coffee-farming communities throughout Latin America to improve education, health care, economic diversification, food security and capacity building. These efforts allow coffee farmers to reduce their dependence on the volatile coffee market and confront their communities’ most pressing needs.

About A&E Coffee
Established in 2001, A&E Custom Coffee Roastery provides each customer with personalized service and the freshest coffee and tea possible in a business that promotes environmental stewardship and economic fairness to growers. The company offers a variety of certified-organic, shade-grown, Fair Trade coffees from around the world. Owner Emeran Langmaid and Roastmaster Adam Langmaid custom roast each batch in the Amherst café, guaranteeing the freshest, most flavorful coffee possible.

A&E Custom Coffee Roastery was voted Best Cup of Coffee by Hippo readers for the past three year, Best of Souhegan Valley for the past three years and Best of New Hampshire by New Hampshire Magazine every year from 2006 to 2010. In addition, several individual coffee offerings have received national recognition.

For more information about the company, please visit http://www.aeroastery.com or its Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/aeroastery.

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Stephanie McLaughlin