Out of the Box Athens (Belated)

Greek barista champion, Stefanos Domatiotis, teaches a class on the importance of skilled baristas in top tier cafés at Out of the Box, Athens.

2012 is well underway, and we’re hard at work on our next issue of Barista Magazine, February/March. But I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention something first from the previous year. (Special shout out to my mother-in-law for reminding me to post something about it.)

In mid-December, I had the great privilege to travel to Athens, Greece, to give a presentation at the first-ever La Marzocco Out of the Box event in that country. Due to the hectic travel schedule and rush of the Holidays, I wasn’t able to put anything up on the blog about the event, but I will say it was fantastic to visit Athens, and it was an illuminating experience. I’ll have a full Field Report about it in the Feb/March issue, and we’ll get some pics up on Facebook soon!

Thanks again to my gracious hosts at TAF Coffee!

The tour guide at the Acropolis is very friendly and helpful unless you're a mouse.

About the Author

Ken

Kenneth R. Olson is co-founder and publisher of Barista Magazine the worldwide trade magazine for the professional coffee community. He has written extensively about specialty coffee, traveled near and far for stories, activities, and fun, and been invited to present on topics important to coffee culture. He is also an avid fan of the Portland Trail Blazers and the Washington Huskies. Go Blazers! Go Dawgs!