30 Dec '14, 8pm

Consumer events pop up around the country to the delight of many hard-core coffee “prosumers.”

Consumer events are popping up all over the country, affording coffee lovers the opportunity to experiment with top-of-the-line equipment, as well giving them the chance to get answers to all their brewing questions. Two coffee consumer events that happened this fall may give us a glimpse into the crystal ball of at-home consumption, and I’ll share some of my observations here based on my experience at these workshops. Barista Nation, a free educational event typically focused on coffee professionals, dipped its toes into the consumer ocean for the first time on October 17th, hosted by Seattle Coffee Gear in their new Portland, Oregon retail location. This was the first time that Barista Nation offered a home barista-focused event with classes every hour, ranging from making the most out of buying coffee at the grocery store to pulling the perfect shot to making latte art ...

Full article: http://www.scaa.org/chronicle/2014/12/11/the-home-consume...

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