Staff pick: Cafe Brioso Barista Jam

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From the June 28, 2012 edition

If you’re hoping for espresso-stained guys playing bongos and guitars, you’ll be sorely disappointed at this weekend’s barista jam at Cafe Brioso. But if black gold is what you seek — and work hard to achieve, darn it — you’re in luck. This occasional event is for professional coffee crafters and passionate amateurs.

There’s an open “jam” — copious talk about roasting beans, making coffee and espresso drinks and all the techniques and tricks that lie between — from 6-9 p.m. The evening ends with a latte art throwdown. You can see from the photo that the folks at Brioso have an upper hand. Bring on the challengers!

Register through eventbrite.com by searching for “barista jam.”

Photo by Jodi Miller