San Francisco And Los Angeles Will Battle To The Death Tonight

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The Bay Area Latte Art Competition cycle concludes this evening at Four Barrel Coffee in the Mission District (375 Valencia). The Bay Area Coffee Community has been organizing these monthly latte art throw-downs since January 2013. Tonight's will feature a Bay versus Los Angeles showdown, where a gang of latte artists (like famed barista Runei … [Read more...]

Put Your BACC Into It: Tonight At Bellano Coffee, Dec 5th With DJ Sprudge!

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  Game five of season two of the Bay Area Coffee Community Latte Art Competition is going down tonight 6-9pm in San Jose, at Bellano Coffee in the San Pedro Square Public Market. You can find out more about the event here. This is your last chance to win some sweet prizes and accumulate standing points before the season finals, happening … [Read more...]

Tonight! Game Four In The Bay Area Latte Art Series

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Tonight marks the fourth game in the second season of the Bay Area Coffee Community Latte Art Competition. It's going down at Oakland's Timeless Coffee (4252 Piedmont Ave). Sign up starts at 6PM and the first pour is at 7PM.  Here's more on Timeless Coffee from the folks at BACC: Here's some of the things you can win: Here are … [Read more...]

The 25 Coolest Moments At LA’s Hottest Party

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Barista Nation Los Angeles - known far and wide on various social media platforms as #BNLA - went down this past weekend in Montebello, California, and was by all rights a smashing success for all involved. Your Sprudge Editors were on hand to address the crowd as featured presenters, but in reality we were just one small part of a day jam packed … [Read more...]

Breaking BACC: Bay Area Latte Art Series Game Two! August 8th

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Happening tomorrow, August 8th, the city of Berekely will play host to Game Two of the Bay Area Coffee Community's Latte Art Series. The event goes down at 6pm at Local 123 (2049 San Pablo Avenue), and the buy-in to pour is just $5. Competitors in the BACC Latte Art Series compete in an aggregated points format, with top scores carrying over from … [Read more...]

BACC In Action: Bay Area Latte Art Series Season 2 Begins Thursday!

Whoa! Hot off the heels of the stunning conclusion to their wildly successful first season, the team at BACC - Bay Area Coffee Community -are steamrolling directly into Season Two of the Bay Area Latte Art Series. S2 promises to be even better, with a new points scoring system that should keep the drama "brewing" - see what we did there? - all the … [Read more...]

SF Whoa: Michael “Panda” Fernandez At The Bay Area Latte Art Finals!

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The first season of the Bay Area Coffee Community's Latte Art Series came to an eventful end last Thursday night in San Francisco. We've been covering the event all season, and for the final evening, we contracted some paid event coverage from our friend and colleague Michael "Panda" Fernandez. Mr. Fernandez attended this event in his capacity as … [Read more...]

San Francisco: Baby Got BACC! Final Round This Thursday

We've been covering the ongoing Bay Area Coffee Community Latte Art Series since its inception all the way back in January, and what a wild ride it has been. There have been high highs, but few lows, and it's all leading up to this: Thursday, June 13th is the final BACC battle, hosted by Coffee Bar in the Mission District of San Francisco (1890 … [Read more...]

BACC Atcha! Bay Area Latte Battle Continues Tonight At Ma’Velous

Tonight is Game 5 in the ongoing Bay Area Coffee Community latte art battle royale. The event begins at 7pm (with sign-ups at 6pm) this evening at Ma'Velous Coffee and Wine Bar, a classy multiroaster in the heart of San Francisco (1408 Market Street) with one of the coolest Espresso Parts custom La Marzoccos we've ever seen. This event is the … [Read more...]

Bay Area: US Bartender’s Guild Hosts Happy Hour With BACC – Event Is Tonight!

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Breaking here on Sprudge, our partners at the Bay Area Coffee Community will be teaming up with the United States Bartenders Guild for a series of events in late 2013. Tonight is the first chance to enthusiasts from both groups to mingle, imbibe, and enjoy free drinks. Your Sprudge Editors would like to applaud BACC for securing some level … [Read more...]

BACC In Action: Farley’s East In Oakland Thursday, April 25

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Bay Area baristas (and those who love them), Game 4 of 6 in the Bay Area Coffee Community Latte Art Series happens tomorrow night. Baristas, sign up is a 6PM - and the competition starts at 7PM. Do you have what it takes to be the Bay Area Coffee Community Latte Art Champion? Only time will tell. The event takes place at Farley's East in Downtown … [Read more...]

San Francisco: Bay Area Coffee Community Game 3 Tomorrow Night

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Bay Area coffee types, round 3 of the Bay Area Coffee Community's latte art series is going down tomorrow night (Thursday, March 21st) at Contraband Coffee Bar (1415 Larkin Street), with sign ups at 6pm. Attendees will enjoy a host of refreshments, including free kebabs, frozen custard, Fair Trade chocolate and Rip Van Wafels. The standings so … [Read more...]

Hey Bay Area! BACC Game Two Goes Down Tomorrow

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Bay Area latte art enthusiasts, answer this clarion call, and come forth, thy milk steameth, thy cup runneth over with the zeal and froth of life! The Bay Area Coffee Community is set for Game 2 of its 6 month season, hosted tomorrow night at Awaken Cafe, a Four Barrel Coffee account in downtown Oakland (1429 Broadway). We first started covering … [Read more...]

Bay Area Coffee Community – Winners & Photos!

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Sprudge.com is a proud founding sponsor of the Bay Area Coffee Community and their inaugural flotilla of events. Our own Zachary Carlsen was on hand to cover the first-ever BACC throwdown, offered in conjunction with Barista Nation San Francisco. As the Barista Nation came to a close, a crowd started buzzing around the UNIC espresso machines … [Read more...]