• Halcyon Coffee Bar (map)
  • 1429 Island Avenue
  • San Diego, CA, 92101
  • United States

San Diego Thursday Night Throwdowns


Photo: Breton Photog

Photo: Breton Photog

When: Thursday, July 21, from 6-9 p.m.

Where: Halcyon in East Village

How: $5 to practice & pour, Barista sign-ups at 6 p.m.

Come one come all. This unique Throwdown experience invites experienced baristas to pour alongside newbies sharing the craft...and a latte...

That's right. *$5 gets you 2 or more practice pours with instruction if requested from an experienced barista or a peer.

No ego, just fun sharing the love of the craft. Plus you can drink your own latte, or share with a friend

At the end of the night we'll have 2 friendly TNT lightning rounds: one for beginners, pouring hearts into crema; and one for advanced level pouring rosettas. Judges will be a collection of peer volunteers.


Beginner - 8 oz. Espresso Parts Cappuccino Cups, SDCN T-shirt, Tote & Classic Mug (1st, 2nd & 3rd).

Advanced - Halcyon Gift Cards ($25 - 1st, $15 - 2nd, and $10 - 3rd) in addition to 8 oz. Espresso Parts Cappuccino Cups, SDCN T-shirt, Tote & Classic Mug.

Halcyon will be providing Happy Hour pricing on food and drink until the event ends (6 p.m. to 9/10 p.m.). It is sure to be a swell time! See you there!

Event Schedule:

Multiple practice stations will be available sponsored by Solutions Espresso & La Marzocco.

6 p.m. to 7:45 - Commune & Pour Practice Latte Art

8 p.m. - Beginner TNT Kicks-off

9 p.m. - Advanced TNT Kicks-off

*$5 participation fee covers the cost of milk and other materials used at the event. This is a no cash prize event. SD Coffee Network has received no promotional fees, or underwriting for this event , but is providing services, prizes and materials. Thanks to Halcyon for hosting this special TNT and for providing staff time and prizes. Thanks to Solutions Espresso and La Marzocco for sponsoring the practice stations for this event. Thanks to Espresso Parts for sponsoring prize items and give-a-way SWAG.