Calling All European Roasters

Barista Guild of Europe is seeking coffee partners who are interested in supporting BGE and its events throughout the year. We're looking for roasters that are committed to quality, genuinely value education and are looking to grow their brand across Europe. We currently have opportunities available at 3 events throughout the year: CoLab: Antwerp, Belgium, April 25-27; Barista Camp: location tbc, September (dates tbc soon!) and CoLab: Barcelona, Spain, late November (dates tbc) All three events provide excellent opportunities to promote your brand and share your coffee with an international audience of baristas and potential new wholesale accounts. It's a little like sending samples around Europe, and receiving the feedback straight away! Read on to find more about each opportunity and how to apply!

CoLab: Antwerp

After a successful second CoLab edition in Paris November 2015, CoLab will visit Antwerp 25-27 April 2016. CoLab is a day of compelling education and speakers combined with two half days on either side filled with interesting (social) activities. In Antwerp, CoLab attendees will get the opportunity to visit the historic port area, tour a green coffee warehouse and delve into the new coffee flavor lexicon. As a CoLab Coffee Partner you present your coffee to about 100 attendees, both from the local Antwerp coffee scene as well as from around Europe. Your coffee will be brewed at the espresso and brew bar, both prominent meeting places during the event.

Coffee Partner benefits:

  • Logo recognition on the BGE website partner page
  • Recognition as partner on BGE social media
  • Logo onsite on banner or screen
  • Opportunity to showcase your coffee onsite, and to brew it during breaks
  • 1 complimentary ticket to CoLab for company representative brewing the coffee. Included in the tickets is attendance of all the education and activities held at CoLab: Antwerp. (no accommodation).
  • Opportunity for interaction, feedback and instruction with the attendees.

Coffees to be provided according to following requirements:

  • 2kg of espresso coffee, origin(s) at roaster’s choice, medium roast
  • 2kg of filter coffee, origin(s) at roaster’s choice, medium roast

Coffee Partnership fee: €500 with 6 available.

Barista Camp 2016

We are returning in 2016 with Barista Camp (location to be confirmed soon!) where we are are offering places for 200 attendees over 5 different tracks of educational courses from the SCAE Coffee Diploma System. The program will also include ample opportunity and time for sponsor/attendee interaction and for delegates to play with and discover the coffees and equipment. Coffees will be brewed both as part of classes, as well as during team challenges and for coffee service throughout the camp. Everyone attending camp will be excited to taste a diverse range of coffees from across Europe, and to brew them on the broad range of coffee equipment. We'd love to have more than just coffee from roasters, we would love to have their participation too - to both make sure their coffees are as they want them, as well as to learn and share with the community - which is why this package includes 2 tickets to Camp!

Coffee Partner benefits:

  • Logo recognition on the BGE website partner page
  • Recognition as partner on BGE social media
  • Logo recognition in the event program
  • Logo onsite in on event banner or screen
  • Opportunity to showcase your coffee during the courses, and to brew it during breakfast and breaks
  • 2 complimentary tickets to Camp for company representatives brewing the coffee. Included in the tickets is full board accommodation for 3 nights in shared rooms and attendance of all the education and activities held at Camp (worth over €1000!).
  • Opportunity to give-away coffee to attendees or winning teams
  • Opportunity to donate product or coupon in the attendee goodie bags

Coffees to be provided according to following requirements:

  • 15kg of espresso coffee, origin(s) at roaster’s choice, medium roast
  • 5kg of filter coffee, origin(s) at roaster’s choice, medium roast

Coffee Partnership fee: €1.500 with 6 available.
 

CoLab: Barcelona

CoLab returns in November 2016 in Barcelona for one day of compelling education and speakers combined with two half days on either side filled with interesting (social) activities built to discover the host city and its blossoming coffee scene. As a CoLab Coffee Partner you present your coffee to about 100 attendees, both from the local Barcelona coffee scene as well as from around Europe. Your coffee will be brewed at the espresso and brew bar, both prominent meeting places during the event.

Coffee Partner benefits:

  • Logo recognition on the BGE website partner page
  • Recognition as partner on BGE social media
  • Logo onsite on banner or screen
  • Opportunity to showcase your coffee onsite, and to brew it during breaks
  • 1 complimentary ticket to CoLab for company representative brewing the coffee. Included in the tickets is attendance of all the education and activities held at CoLab: Barcelona. (no accommodation).
  • Opportunity for interaction, feedback and instruction with the attendees.

Coffees to be provided according to following requirements:

  • 2kg of espresso coffee, origin(s) at roaster’s choice, medium roast
  • 2kg of filter coffee, origin(s) at roaster’s choice, medium roast

Coffee Partnership fee: €500 with 6 available.

How to apply?

Roasters eager to get involved should send an email to partnership@baristaguildofeurope.com with a list of their available coffees, and indicating which sponsorship package they’re interested in. Coffee Partners will be selected at a first come, first served base, and we'll be in touch to confirm your partnership.