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 far have Ritual Coffee Roasters barista Cesar “Che” Garcia in first place, with a perfect 200 point score (Mr. Garcia was the victor at games 1 and 2); he’s followed by Joshua Bonner (Stanza Coffee) and Demart Denaro (Blue Bottle) with 75 points apiece. BACC works on an aggregate, as points carry over from round to round, so this is still anybody’s game.

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Have you perhaps forgotten the prizes at stake? Let us remind you, from the BACC website:

Grand Prizes will be awarded after the sixth latte art competition on June 13 2013 at Coffee Bar. Prizes will be based on total points received throughout the entire 6-month season. The more events a Barista attends, the better their chances of winning the Grand Prizes! You may track the scoreboard.

Grand Prize: UNIC Home Espresso Machine, Baratza Vario Grinder,  Admission to Camp Pull A Shot West 2013, Cash, an Espresso Parts Trophy, Sprudge Featurette and much more

Second Place: Grinder (TBA), Round Trip Airfare and support for the Coffee Fest Seattle Latte Art World Championship, Cash, Espresso Parts Trophy and much more

Third Place: Grinder (TBA), Round Trip Airfare and support for the Barista Nation Los Angeles, Cash, an Espresso Parts Trophy and much more

Read all previous BACC coverage on Sprudge, and eat some custard for us tomorrow night

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