Barista Camp 2017 - The Program

Every year we take a look at the Barista Camp program to see what was successful in previous years and what you want to see as part of the event program. This year we’re proud to present a couple of new classes tucked within the usual program of certified SCA modules. These new classes are geared towards capturing the new barista who wants a great foundation for their coffee career. Campers can choose from either one Intermediate level class or a combination of two Foundation or Introduction level classes:

  • Barista Intermediate
  • Brewing Intermediate
  • Sensory Intermediate
  • Introduction to Coffee
  • Introduction to Brewing Equipment: Filter to Espresso & Introduction to Competition
  • Sensory Foundation
  • Brewing Foundation

You can read the descriptions for each of the classes here to help with the decision of what track to take at camp.

Alongside all of the SCA education, we look forward to announcing the afternoon program of talks and tastings. Watch this space!

 

CoLab: Berlin – Partner Thanks

It's that time again where we need to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful partners before we launch into our fifth biannual CoLab event in Berlin!

The CoLab program allows attendees the chance to listen, engage, interact and taste – all of which we couldn't do without the support of our key partners. 

Longstanding traditional machine professionals, Victoria Arduino have come on board for the first time at CoLab as espresso machine partner to ensure that attendees are kept fuelled during coffee breaks and those all important moments to connect with fellow attendees. 

Berlin based roasters Five Elephant have provided support in the form of a Host Partner, assisting with essential local knowledge and ensuring we have the best venue for the program.

New Berlin residents, BUNN, will provide two brew bars where a mix of local, national and international coffee roasters have partnered with us to provide the best brews throughout the event – thanks to Bailies, Five ElephantNomad, Röststätte, and The Barn for their support. 

Good news is that all coffee will be brewed up by a representative from each of the roasters giving CoLab: attendees the best chance for connecting to and learning from the wider coffee community. To ensure our partners are extracting the best possible flavours from the cup we have water partners Brita on hand to filter all the water used for espresso and brewed coffee.

Fancy a flat white? Do not fear! Local dairy Brodowin will provide their tasty eco-certified milk alongside specialist alternative milk products from Alpro

And, finally, so you don't miss a moment of CoLab: Berlin we have regular media partners European Coffee TripJordan Sanchez Photography and Barista Magazine on hand to capture the event. 

 

Come CoLab: Berlin – City Guide

Berlin is a city which boasts a well-established coffee scene, with a handful or highly reputed coffee roasters within the city, local specialty cafes have been spoilt for choice. We counted over forty specialty coffee businesses in Berlin, many of them getting involved with BGE and CoLab: Berlin through the fringe event program.

Our fringe event program is designed to connect international visitors to CoLab with the local coffee scene. All of the events are free to attend and allow you the chance to explore cafes, roasters and more as you navigate your way across the city. Attending a fringe event could give you the opportunity to increase your network and have fun at the same time!

To prepare CoLab'ers for the upcoming event in Berlin we have created a handy Berlin coffee map. This includes a range of cafes, roasters and importers identified by a coffee cup or a flame. Coming to the event? You'll get a printed one at registration too.