Ian Everhart pours steamed milk in the design of a tulip at the latte art workshop on National Coffee Day in September. Photo by Sydney Lester

Ian Everhart pours steamed milk in the design of a tulip at the latte art workshop on National Coffee Day in September.
Photo by Sydney Lester

UPTOWN TUNNEL COFFEE, WILLIAMSTOWN — In celebration of National Coffee Day on September 29, Tunnel City baristas hosted a latte art workshop at Uptown Tunnel, the coffee company’s newest shop on Spring St. Participants learned how to swirl steamed milk into the popular rosettas, tulips, and hearts that Tunnel City customers find atop their lattes at the espresso bar.

At least 30 participants showed up to learn the secrets behind making certain designs, how long the process takes, and how to get a design to surface to the top of the drink. “It was fun seeing people show genuine interest in creating latte art and learning what goes into it,” said Tunnel City barista Matt Rose.

Earlier that day, Rose demonstrated how to brew the iconically potent and flavorful pour-over drip coffee with the Kalita Wave outside Uptown Tunnel. People stopped by to taste the sweet medium roast Costa Rican from the Tarrazu Coope, roasted by Tunnel City at its North Adams facility.

Uptown Tunnel hosts regular demonstrations relating to alternative brewing methods and looks forward to hosting more events like the latte art workshop in the future.

Ian Everhart (left) and Matt Rose demonstrate how to pour tulip latte art at a workshop during National Coffee Day in September at Uptown Tunnel.  Photo by Sydney Lester

Ian Everhart (left) and Matt Rose demonstrate how to pour tulip latte art at a workshop during National Coffee Day in September at Uptown Tunnel. 

Photo by Sydney Lester