Metropolitan Pavilion | October 11 - 13, 2019
  • The Lab

Two Labs are better than one, so we're upping our brain game by creating a whole extra Lab zone.


Industry Day (Friday October 11) will be filled with talks, demos and panels, suitable for anyone in the coffee and foodservice trades, from baristas, to roasters, suppliers and leaders. From cutting-edge trends, to sustainability and roasters panels, this program is designed to help you up your game.

Saturday and Sunday bring an exciting schedule of 30-minute interactive demos, workshops, talks and tastings, designed to engage and boost your knowledge. 

Take your seat and learn from leading coffee experts and thrilling panels. Tackle the latest trends and elevate your knowledge.
 

The line-up (so far...)


Cafes are Data Factories
with Dane Atkinson, Odeko

How the adoption of cloud-based POS systems made cafes data factories, what can be done with that data and what does it mean for the industry at large. CEO and Founder of Odeko, Dane Atkinson (the former CEO of SquareSpace) will touch on how cafes and businesses can leverage modern technology to put their data to work.

Baristastainability
with Jenna Gotthelf, Counter Culture Coffee

Baristastainablity, quite literally, is the sustainability of baristas. In this lecture Jenna Gotthelf, NYC Regional Educator, will talk about the research they did at Counter Culture Coffee during the Spring of 2019, focusing on some of the factors affecting the sustainability of baristas. The goal of this project was to spark conversation to help cultivate a greater understanding of how to create positive and healthy work environments for retail workers in coffee. This is not a be-all-end-all solution, but rather a conceptual catalyst to help push the industry forward.
 
Three Ways to Dramatically Increase Your Afternoon Beverage Sales
with Steve Schwartz, Art of Tea

Art of Tea CEO/Founder, Steve Schwartz, will walk through the latest trends in tea, share how you can increase your bottom line and teach you how to turn your tap water drinking consumer into $$$. 


 
Promoting Professional Development in Coffee 
with David Chou, Stumptown Coffee Roasters

You've hired your crew, trained them on the basics, and they can crush a rush (or two). Now what? Join David Chou, Lead Educator, NY, who will talk about strategies for professional development in coffee — from workshops, to cuppings, and everything in between.

Introduction to Vietnamese Coffee
with Sahra Nguyen, Nguyen Coffee Supply

Fact: Vietnam is the world's second-largest producer of coffee. What misconceptions about Vietnamese coffee, and robusta in general, have kept it from earning acclaim? Find out how new producers, both in Vietnam and in the US, like Nguyen Coffee Supply are rewriting this narrative. Plus, learn all about the traditional phin brewing method and the different ways you can use fresh-roasted coffee from Vietnam.
 
Meet the Maker Masterclass
with Tom Baker, Mr. Black

Do you like coffee? Do you like booze? Then this is the Lab session info you! Join Mr Black Cofounder, Tom Baker, for a chat on all things coffee and spirits. Tom will talk about the inception of the brand and the best practices for coffee cocktails. Guest will be treated to samples of Mr Black!

Storing Coffee to Optimize Freshness
with Robert Wallach, Coffee Freshness System
From the moment you open a new bag of your favorite coffee, the beans begin to lose their distinctive taste and character. Why simply store your coffee, when you can preserve it? Robert Wallach shares how.

Panel: Discovering the Blockers to Reduce and Reuse with Keep Cup
with Jamila Williams, Keep Cup, Melissa Cohn, Bee Raw, Jason
Scheer, Think Coffee and a representative from E-Coffee Cup

Why are disposable cups still being used? Do loan schemes actually solve the reduce and ruse problem? If so, how?

How to Become a Tea Expert in Less Than 30 Minutes
with Steve Schwartz, Art of Tea

Art of Tea CEO/Founder, Steve Schwartz, will teach you how to understand the origin, craft and flavor notes of tea. Learn about what has the biggest impact on your tea drinking before heading over to Art of Tea booth to taste the delicious teas you have learnt about. 
 
Spice Cupping With Dona
with Thea Heilbron and Amy Rothstein, DONA

Learn all about how Dona sources their ingredients and why quality matters when it comes to spices with Thea Heilbron and Amy Rothstein. Then, partake in spice cupping (coffee cupping style) and learn about flavor, tasting notes, varieties and more.
 

Stay tuned for more...the full 2019 schedule will be available very soon!

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Art of Tea combines aesthetics with passion, flavor, and high-quality control to create a delicious tea experience. We believe that we are here to touch as many lives as we can through tea. 

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