This September, we’re looking forward to plenty of special events happening across the United States, Japan, and Europe. We’ve created this post to keep you updated on some of the highlights we’ll be sponsoring and attending. So if you are also participating, come and say hi!
Barista League USA Tour August 31 - September 8
The creative and easy-going competition is making its debut in North America next month. The Barista League which has previously organized contests across Europe is now crossing the ocean to host various nights in Portland, Kansas City, Greenville, and Philadelphia. If you are in any of these areas, we recommend attending to witness some great fun and casual barista challenges. We’re looking forward to sponsoring this program.
Berlin Coffee Festival August 31 - September 3
Berlin Coffee Festival is back for its fourth consecutive year and we’re looking forward to sponsoring them for the first time! The festival is steadily growing larger every season. This year's festival plays host to many satellite events, including the National Aeropress competition, with Markthalle IX as its main venue. Professionals and customers from all over Europe flock to the city to check out what’s on offer. We will have Susie (Digital Marketing Assistant) attending.
Barista Camp Europe September 3 - 6
This year, the Barista Guild of Europe is running their recurring Barista Camp in Portugal. The main focus of the four-day event is to train and prepare baristas to complete exams within the SCA Coffee Skills Program. The camp also runs lectures, networking events, and equipment demonstrations. We’re pleased to be sponsoring again this year and Susie will be participating on a panel.
Golden Bean September. 19 - 22
The largest global roasting competition and conference, Golden Bean, will be returning this fall to Portland, Oregon. The event, which awards prizes across ten different categories of roasting, also attracts large attendance for its wide program of seminars, coffee tastings, and social functions. We are excited to have Brian (Sales Manager) participating in the judges’ panel and attending.
Access September 19 - 22
Run by the Barista Guild of America, Access is a new two-day conference located in Austin, Texas. This sponsored event is a platform for those attending to network with baristas from all over North America, with passes to both educational and community-focused gatherings. You can find Jenn (Digital Marketing Manager) and Tony (Customer Support Lead) at the showcase over both days.
Nordic Roaster Forum September 21 - 22
The Scandinavian coffee event is angled towards “roasters and cuppers only.” The industry event’s main attraction is the annual coffee roasting competition, with many workshops and seminars fitting in around the weekend. We are looking forwarding to sponsoring and attending this year’s Nordic Roaster Forum. You can find both our Orion Bean Doser and Pearl Scale in use.
SCAJ September 26 - 28
The Specialty Coffee Association of Japan is back with its international conference and exhibition for the 15th consecutive year. The organization predicts over 40,000 visitors to attend during the weekend in Tokyo. This season Acaia will be joining FBC International at their booth, where you can find our Japan Brand Manager Maiko.
These are among some of the many events that we will be contributing to this year. If you are interested in meeting with any of the staff attending, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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