Monday, April 7, Edible Manhattan and espresso machine manufacturer Breville are teaming up to present The Coffee Summit, a day-long program of panel discussions and demos featuring some of specialty coffee’s heaviest hitters.
Designed for industry professionals, including baristas, roasters, green coffee buyers and coffee writers, the summit will take place at the International Culinary Center on Broadway in Lower Manhattan from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. The $25 ticket includes access to all panels, a continental breakfast, a light lunch and coffees from guest roasters at a Breville-sponsored pop-up bar. The ticket will also grant entry to an after party at Counter Culture’s New York training lab.
Breville is using the event to unveil its highly automated Oracle espresso machine, which oddly enough is designed for home brewers. Breville trumpets the Oracle as “the world’s first automatic manual espresso machine that brings true café quality to your home without the barista,” Breville says.
Here’s more from Edible Manhattan on what to expect from the panel discussions:
• “Coffee Technology: What’s in the Hopper” moderated by writer Liz Clayton, with panelists Cora Lambert (Box Kite), Tommy Gallagher (Counter Culture), and Ramin Narimani (Intelligentsia), among others.
• “Micro-roasting: A New Model of Coffee Roasting” moderated by writer Oliver Strand, with panelists Steve Mierisch (Pulley Collective), Trish Rothgeb (Wrecking Ball Roasters), Ed Kaufmann (Joe), and Wille Yli-Luoma (Heart Roasters), among others
• “A New Wave of Building Drinks” moderated by Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn deputy editor Amy Zavatto, with panelists Trevor Corlett (MadCap Roasters), Teresa Von Fuchs (Irving Farm), Sam Lewontin (Everyman Espresso), and mixologist Sother Teague, among others
• Plus an in-depth presentation on “The Science of Espresso Extraction” by three-time United States Cup Tasters Champion, Ben Kaminsky
Click here for tickets to the Coffee Summit.
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