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Coming in March, the North Central Roasting Summit at The Coffee Lab

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From the opening of the North Central College Coffee Lab in 2019. Courtesy photo.

The one-year-old Coffee Lab at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, is hosting an inaugural Roasting Summit on Saturday, March 21.

Open to current and aspiring coffee roasting professionals, the North Central Roasting Summit will feature nearly a dozen speakers to covering topics such as supply chain economics, global price crisis response research, the artistry and chemistry of coffee roasting, roast profiling practices, market trends, consumer preferences research and more.

The event, which requires a $50 registration fee and is limited to 100 participants, will conclude with a Specialty Coffee Association USA Chapter town hall discussion that is free to the public.

Roast magazine is among the sponsors of the inaugural North Central Roast Summit, along with Probat, Mahlkönig, Cropster, Hacienda La Minita, SCA-USA, Ikawa, Bunn, Visions Espresso, Chemex and North Central College.

The current roster of presenters for the event includes Jon Ferguson of the Arbor Day Foundation, Peter Kettler of Fairtrade International, Devin Connolly and Taylor Wallace of Cropster, Mike Ebert of Firedancer Consultants, Brit Berg and Sam Sabori of Intelligentsia Coffee, Neal Wilson of Wilson’s Coffee and Tea, and Mike Pioletti of Bunn.

Click here for details from The Coffee Lab website. For more information about The Coffee Lab itself, check out our 2019 feature story.