10 cities nationwide will take part in the Rosettas for Relief all across the country including: Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and even Vancouver, B.C! Baristas from cafes of all shapes and sized will be getting together to raise money to aid the Haitian quake victims. The event is a latte art competition, with out the ego. (read more...)The Seattle edition took place at Visions Espresso on 1st Ave S. and wound up raising nearly $2000 for Haiti relief efforts! Here are some brief thoughts in retrospect from Nate:
The place was packed, and very high energy, considering how quick the beer was disappearing :)"Thank You" to all the participants, attendees, and to Visions Espresso for hosting the event. The Coffee Chroniclers were proud to be part of such a demonstration of community compassion and coffee-skill.
About 20 competitors raised at least $100 buy-ins to participate in the latte art competition. Coffee Catcher supported Tom Pikaart of Visions Espresso and Porchlight Coffee, who was also sponsored by Slayer and won a prize for his savvy fund-raising abilities. The latte art was beautiful, but I really enjoyed the lively, laid-back conversation.