Calling all baristas: Reverie having a throwdown on Saturday

Are you among the hundreds of local coffee shop workers who steams milk like a boss and crafts a killer latte?

For $5, you can compete in Saturday night’s Midwest Barista Collective Barista Throwdown at Reverie Coffee Roasters, 2611 E. Douglas.

The event will feature local baristas steaming milk and using it to make a latte. A panel of judges will decide who did it best.

Andrew Gough, who owns Reverie, said he’s expecting about 30 competitors, including some from as far away as Garden City.

The goal is to make the throwdowns a monthly event in Wichita, Gough said. Spectators are invited to watch, and while they’re waiting, they can get dinner from The Flying Stove, which will be parked outside from 6 to 8 p.m.

Those who want to register can do so starting at 5:30 p.m. The fee is $5.  The first pour will be at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 316-201-1144.