November’s throwdown was held at Octane Coffee’s newest location in the lobby of Atlanta Tech Village in Buckhead, right before we geared up for Thanksgiving and Big Eastern Regional Coffee Competition weekend. The holiday season always proves to be far busier than we imagine, but somehow we managed to squeeze in another TNT and had an amazing turnout of both seasoned and new competitors.
Prizes were sponsored by Octane Coffee and Yelp as a part of their CuppaYelp! Campaign. A huge thanks to Ben Getz from Yelp for putting together the prize packs that included some various Yelp swag, some amazing beer, and a piece of local art for the first place winner. To complete these wonderful prize packs Octane threw in some coffee for each of the winners.
This month was filled with amazing pour after amazing pour. Our judges included Ren Doughty of Batdorf & Bronson, Octane Coffee’s own Diane Riffel and also from Octane, Austin Hewitt. They had their work cut out for them because there were so many close calls and almost identical pours in more than one round.
Our winners, for two months in a row, this month gave us a show of beautiful pours one after another. In third place was Jason Mundie. The final pour was identical to last months TNT, it involved a showdown between Taylor Castle and John Fogleman. John edged out Taylor to take first place for the second month in a row. Congratulations to John for another great win.
Thank you to all of the competitors and to all of our sponsors. A huge thanks to Octane for hosting and again to all of our judges.
Our next TNT will be held at Condesa Coffee on Thursday, December 18th. Condesa is located on the corner of Boulevard and Freedom Parkway. The address is 480 John Wesley Dobbs Ave NE #100, Atlanta, GA 30312. We are looking froward to seeing everyone there. Come dressed in your ugliest sweater and join us for our last TNT of the year.
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