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And the winner is… p:ear barista school latte art competition

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It’s been a year since the p:ear coffee window opened for business! Thank you to everyone who came out for free drinks and the latte art competition on September 15th. Plus the Owen Jones-designed parklet perfectly captured the 90’s nostalgia for “Friends” and Central Perk. Congratulations to barista Sidney who won the latte art competition with a perfectly sculpted rosette!

With your support, the p:ear barista school has:

  •  Hired 8 p:ear students to work at coffee window
  • Served over 3,000 free cups of coffee to the Oldtown neighborhoold
  • Developed relationships with over 10 local businesses and organizations that help keep this program going.

Thank you to our donors and partners: Nossa Familia Coffee,  The Nancy and Richard Silverman Foundation, and the Boeing Company!