Barista Guild of Europe
Barista Guild of Europe (BGE) is an association of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)
dedicated to developing the role of the barista within Europe.
Its primary goal is to foster community and professionalism among people
whose income derives from making cups of specialty-grade coffee.
BGE in 2017
With a newly elected working group 2017 promises to be an exciting year for BGE! The Working Group have formed a structure which includes five committees:
In addition to this year's editions of CoLab (in Berlin & Belfast) and Barista Camp, and more Dialogue, we're looking forward to more local community projects and a focus on career support from the new BGE Working Group.
This was Barista Camp 2017!
Barista Camp 2017, held in Poznan, Poland, saw 85 delegates from 27 countries arriving to Hotel Remes to receive hands-on training with the equipment, small wares, and coffee provided by our partners.
News of the dates and location for Barista Camp in 2018 coming soon!
BGE brought CoLab to Berlin and Belfast in May and November respectively. Continuing with the interactive format set to engage with the local community and provide the opportunity to get up close and personal with the event speakers. CoLab'ers enjoyed a brewery tour & tasting, a walking art tour, 6 varied speakers and workshops, panels with local cafe owners and roasters and a range of community evens across both cities.
BGE are busy working on the program for CoLab in 2018. Got an idea for the next location for CoLab? Get in touch.