NOT JUST FOR DRINKING: COFFEE, COFFEE, AND MORE COFFEE AT THINK TANK GALLERY

By MEGAN ADAMS
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Ditch the queue at Starbucks. Think Tank Gallery has transformed its space into a coffee bar in order to showcase the best coffee that Los Angeles has to offer. They’re proving what we already believed—that there’s no such thing as too much of it.

This Saturday marks the end of a three-week stretch of coffee-based events in an exhibit created with the legal stimulant. But before dregs are poured out, get down to the gallery to experience some of the city’s best cups while being entertained.  Yesterday, guests were surrounded by Avi Roth’s caffeine-filled artwork, and learned that there can be more to a morning cup o’ joe than its use as a legal stimulant, with LA Coffee Club hosting an Intro to Coffee class. Guests learned how a seed turns into your morning mug through a hands-on brewing class.

Tonight’s event is for the more experienced java artists who think they have what it takes to be crowned champion in a Latte Art Tournament. $5 gets you in to the winner-takes-all tournament, but we beg you, no more cats. Create something original, and the pot may be yours.

But while attending these and other events, remember that the art is what brought it together. Roth’s Coffeegraphs were created solely by using the drink in many of its forms. He describes the unique process on his site as “the process of applying coffee grinds and coffee by-products as organic pigment without a binder to solid and porous surfaces by way of staining, layering and water burning.” And it’s beautiful.

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