TUESDAY Night Throwdown!

Bard Coffee has taken a little break from throwdowns, in the meantime we’re excited to announce that Elements has graciously offered to host one this month! Head down to Biddeford tonight!




This month’s Latte Art Throwdown Champ is…





1st Place Prizes: TICKETS TO PHISH thanks to the Portland Phoenix, $30 to Sonny’s, $25 to the Grill Room, wonderfully smelling bug spray courtesy of 2 Note Perfumery, a bag of coffee from Coffee By Design, and $20 to Find!

We find this extra awesome being that it was Maisie’s last Thursday Night Throwdown. She will be leaving us for a much warmer climate in September :( Maisie has been probably our most regular Throwdown attendee, starting way back in 2010. We wish her well on her adventures and cherish the time that we have had with her. It has been such a great experience seeing her grow and “bloom” into such a fantastic barista.

2nd Place: Erika McGrath from Speckled Ax


2nd Place Prizes: Candy from Old Port Candy Co, $20 to Bull Moose, bag of coffee from Bard Coffee, and $20 to Fit to Eat!

3rd Place: Tim Wilson – Free agent


3rd Place Prizes: Popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn, Jack Tar 207 t-shirt, and a bag of coffee from Speckled Ax.

4th Place: Will Pratt of Tandem Coffee Roasters


4th Place Prizes: Popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn and a bag of coffee from Arabica.




Thank you to all of our sponsors for prizes for this month’s Thursday Night Throwdown! Stop by tomorrow night at Bard Coffee and enter the competition!  You could potentially win items from the following:


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June Throwdown!



This coming Throwdown will be the last one hosted by Bard Coffee until October! Stop by to join the latte art fun or watch Portland’s best battle it out!


The winner of this month’s Thursday Night Throwdown is….




1st Place: Kaisa Mann of Bard Coffee

Prizes: Original artwork by Mike Lewis, Mexican Train set from Treehouse Toys, $25 to Sonny’s, $15 to Material Objects, and a bag of coffee from Tandem Coffee Roasters!


2nd Place: Allison Strausberg of Bard Coffee

Prizes: Comic book from Casablanca Comics, Shoe polish and brush from Portland Trading Co, $15 to Two Fat Cats, and a bag of coffee from Speckled Ax!


3rd Place: David Jorgenson from Coffee By Design

Prizes: $10 to Local Sprouts, Popcorn from Coastal Maine Popcorn, and a bag of coffee from Bard Coffee!


4th Place: Tessa Storey from Coffee By Design

Prizes: Popcorn from Maine Coastal Popcorn and a bag of coffee!

Thank you to everyone who came out last night, we know it was the first warm day and everyone’s brains were a little fried! We’ll see you all next month on June 27th!

April showers bring May lattes.



Happy May everyone, come to this sweet event on Thursday May 30th. Doors open at 8pm, competition starts at 9pm. Live music, good company, and lots of lattes. More details to come soon…

Let’s get ready to THROWDOWN!




Hey Everybody!! We’re gearing up for the next Throwdown and things have changed a bit this month! Our friends at Tandem Coffee Roasters have offered up their space for a little change of scenery. They will be opening their doors for practice time at 8pm and the competition will start at 9pm. $5 entrance fee for competitors will still be benefiting Coffee Kids. There will be a few changes though..

ATTENTION COMPETITORS: New place means new rules. Everyone will be pouring ROSETTAS into 12 oz cups. If you are a little rusty make sure you spend the next week practicing!

Stay tuned for info on who will be judging you this month…