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Ben Helfen
 
Ben Helfen
Wholesale Technical Services
Atlanta
404.916.2334

If you’ve ever been to a Thursday Night Throwdown, you have Ben Helfen to thank: Along with M’lissa Muckerman, Ben kicked off the latte-art contests from his then-home-base of Octane Coffee in Atlanta, GA. No stranger to rosettas himself, he also won the Millrock Latte Art competition in 2008, and has also competed in the Southeast Regional and United States Barista Championships, as well as the US Cup Tasters Championship, and the World Latte Art Championship.

He and his wife, Brooke, share their Georgia home with a canine daughter named Hatchet, Ben’s vast record collection, and an earth-shattering, jubilant shout of “Goooooal!” anytime Arsenal Football Club scores.

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