Remember about a year ago when we were promised the Barista event of a life time, or of the decade, or the event to end all events? Remember how it never came together? There is a Barista Jam coming up in March 5-6-7 that I think embodies the spirit of what could have been, but wasn’t. The Mid Atlantic/Northeastern Barista Jam boasts a line up of coffee personalities and a workshop schedule that makes this a MUST-BE-THERE event. And you don’t have to be an “advanced” Barista to attend.
DISCLAIMER: I am employed by Counter Culture Coffee, the head line sponsor of the Jam. I just think that coffee people will be seriously enthusiastic about getting to this event, and I wanted to folks to know.
Here is the line up:
James Hoffmann…Square Mile Coffee, 2007 WBC Champ
Jon Lewis…Bumper Crop Coffee
Ellie Matuszak…Coffee Solutions
Rob Stephen…Coffee Solutions
Chris DeFerio…Carriage House Cafe
Jay Caragay…’Spro Coffee
Daryn Berlin…Counter Culture Coffee
Jamie Schoenhut…Royal Coffee New York
Kim Bullock…Counter Culture Coffee
Process of Coffee
Cupping for Defects
Milk Frothing/Latte Art
Cupping/Alternate Brewing Techniques
How to Compete in a Barista Competition
You can find some more details here.
Matt Milletto of the American Barista and Coffee School made this logo for the Jam.