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SPECIAL EVENT | Latte Art Throwdown


I think I can speak for all us Western New Yorkers when I say that we ready for spring. Regrettably, we still have a few more weeks of this frigid season to overcome. In the meantime, warm up at Joe Bean Coffee Roasters (1344 University Ave.) at its Latte Art Throwdown this Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. as part of the weekly Nexus Nights series.

The theme for this particular throwdown will be "Legendary Luchador," which encourages competitors to dress in costume or wear capes for added fun. The event is open to all local baristas and costs $5 to participate (winner takes home the pot). Spectators are welcome and it is free to view the coffee-making kerfuffle.

Food and drink specials will be available throughout the night. This time around, guest judges will be Amber from Eat Me Ice Cream, who will be joined by fellow ice-cream aficionado, Cate. The duo just returned from a trip to Nicaragua, and will be sampling ice cream inspired by the trip, including one made with Joe Bean's Don Roger coffee. For more information, visit or call 319-5279.