compelling education | discover a coffee community | meet new friends

BGE is excited to announce its new CoLab: seminar series, which combines a full day of compelling educational content with 2 half days on either side to discover the host city's coffee community and culture. CoLab: focuses on connecting a local community with the international barista scene, both through hosting lectures and workshops as well as creating activities to discover and celebrate the local coffee scene.

For international baristas, CoLab: is a great opportunity to discover a fast growing specialty coffee community that is becoming a hub in Europe.
For local coffee professionals, it is your opportunity par excellence to showcase your skills, coffees and city while developing personal and professional connections across Europe.
For both, it is an exciting chance to start a dialogue with each other as well as with some of the greatest voices in our coffee community, to exchange ideas and to get inspired.

CoLab in 2017

After a successful two CoLabs in 2016, with editions in Antwerp and Barcelona, we're excited to continue the seminar series in 2017. True to the event's ethos, we focus on the discovery of blossoming, warm, enthusiastic and engaged coffee communities across Europe, and aim to give them a platform to connect with the overall international community. In 2017, CoLab will visit Berlin (Germany) in spring and Belfast (Northern Ireland) in autumn.

Stay tuned for more information on dates, venues, partnership opportunities, hosting options - and don't hesitate to get in touch if you're keen to help out. Whether you own the perfect venue, have an idea on the best activities to showcase your city, want to offer your couch to a visiting barista, or can feed hungry and tasty mouths, we'd like to hear from you!