We are so excited for the Mid-Atlantic Northeast Artisan Coffee Conference, scheduled for October 8–10 in Providence, Rhode Island. For many years now, Gerra Harrigan of New Harvest Coffee and Troy Reynard of Cosmic Cup Coffee have been putting together this gathering, which started out as a jam format and has evolved into one of the best educational coffee events for the barista and independent cafe community in the country.
This year, I’ll be going, and presenting the keynote speech on the first night. The speech will be followed by a jam session and cocktail party. But no staying up too late! The next day is jam packed with awesome seminars and workshops taught by some of the leaders in specialty coffee, including:
Jay Caragay of Spro
Trish Rothgeb of Wrecking Ball Coffee
Sarah Kluth of Intelligentsia
Rob Stephen of InterAmerican Coffee
Andrew Blyth of Royal Coffee NY
Phil Proteau of Counter Culture Coffee
Amanda Byron of Joe
Tommy Gallagher of Counter Culture Coffee
I’m incredibly impressed by how low Gerra and Troy have been able to keep the registration fees: For $60, you get all educational sessions, meals, cocktail parties, access to some of the best equipment and coffee you could hope for, and an incredible opportunity to be a part of community building in this burgeoning coffee region.
Registration is open now, so get to it!! And I’ll look forward to seeing you in beautiful Rhode Island in October!
The link below will give you a pdf download of the schedule, speaker bios, registration form, and more information.