Mid Atlantic/Northeast Barista Jam
Ever get bummed out because many baristas can't afford to go to origin? Although it's not quite going to origin, if you come to the Third Annual Mid Atlantic/Northeast Barista Jam, being held June 23-25th in Easton, PA, you will have the opportunity to meet and share insights with one of the most progressive coffee farmers in the world, Oswaldo Acevedo of Finc El Roble, Mesa de los Santos, Colombia. In addition, you will get to learn barista techniques from the likes of Ellie Matuszak (Coffee Solutions), Jay Caragay ('Spro Coffee), and Mike Love (Coffee Labs). If thats not enough, be inspired by Mark Inman (Taylor Maid) and learn about how coffee gets from the trees to the grinder from Rob Stephen (Coffee Solutions), Jaime Schoenhut (Royal Coffee NY), and Rik Kleinfeldt (New Harvest Coffee Roasters). Oh also...Barista Party, Latte Art Throwdown, Espresso Extraction Smackdown...and we give some cash to Grounds for Health. In between all that we'll jam on four Nuova Simonelli Aurelias. This can all be had for the barista bailout, stimulus price of $60. Seriously, it's alot of fun, hope y'all (is that spelled corrwctly Jason?) can make it!