15782 Thu, 12/18/2008 - 1:06pm
PORTLAND, Ore.–Thermometer and timer company Component Design Northwest (CDN) has become a sponsor of the Ultimate Barista Challenge, a series of events where baristi compete in four categories: Latte Art, Espresso Cocktail, Espresso Frappe and Brewed Coffee.
The company is the first and only sponsor in the thermometer/timer category for this competition, which attracts more than 50,000 attendees at major food and hospitality shows. The next event will take place at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show in New York in March.
“What impresses me most about CDN is that they fully understand the powerful impact both time and temperature have on brewing excellent coffee, extracting flavor and achieving top-quality espresso,” said Sherri Johns, founder of the competition.
“Coffee represents a major portion of our business when we look at the many thermometers and timers we sell to commercial accounts worldwide,” said Jan Murtagh, president of CDN. The company’s product line includes a wide selection of beverage and frothing thermometers.