Latte artists to compete in Sioux River Latte Slam

June 20, 2018

This paid piece is sponsored by Dawley Farm Village.

Baristas will bring their best latte art Saturday as they compete at the inaugural Sioux River Latte Slam.

It’s a fundraiser for The Community Outreach and will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Coffea Roasterie at Dawley Farm Village. The event is co-sponsored by the coffee shop and the adjoining First Bank & Trust.

“After sharing our idea with Coffea, we realized this could be a great community event and an even better way to share ways that our community can be involved in assisting those in need,” said Dane Bloch, executive director of the nonprofit outreach center.

More than 20 baristas are signed up to compete, hailing from as far away as Fargo, Sioux City and Rapid City. Registration will close at 5 p.m. Friday.

“We have two divisions, one for experienced baristas and one for the general public whose coffee knowledge consists of pushing the on button on the coffee maker,” Bloch said. “We wanted to show everyone how talented our baristas are while providing a way to have fun and try their hand at this very specialized skill.”

People can register for both brackets at thecommunityoutreach.org. In addition to the competition, which starts every five minutes, there will be food trucks, yard games and live music.

Money raised will benefit the transportation assistance program at The Community Outreach, which provides 30-day bus passes to people starting new jobs and needing help getting to work before they receive a first paycheck. Attendees are asked to consider donating $30, which covers one monthly bus pass. The organization provides 400 to 600 passes annually, depending on funds available.

“We are so grateful for First Bank & Trust and Coffea as prime sponsors of this event,” Bloch said. “The Slam is community led and community driven, and we look forward to many more slams to come.”

To follow the event on Facebook, click here.

Latte artists to compete in Sioux River Latte Slam

Baristas will bring their best latte art Saturday as they compete at the inaugural Sioux River Latte Slam.

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