If you were at Coffee Fest Chicago, you probably already know. Roast Coffee Company
is holding our second annual Barista Jam Friday, March 6th at 5:00pm. This will be THE alternative to the USBC. Since it is happening the same weekend, we will be streaming it live in the café.
Schedule of events includes:
5:00pm – Meet and greet with industry professionals
6:00pm – Coffee Cupping with coffees from 49th Parallel
, Anodyne Coffee
, Johnson Brothers
, Novo Coffee
, and Victrola
6:30pm – Home Coffee Brewing Seminar
7:30pm – Latte Art Throwdown
If it all works, we will have two Zocca’s side-by-side….one 2 group Linea and one 3 group FB-70. It will be head-to-head competition, with a losers bracket on the second machine. Five-dollar buy in and, depending how many people show, cash prize for first, second, and third place. Our friend, Terry Z
, has graciously donated an awesome custom tamper for the winner!
If that’s not enough, Barista Magazine
is sending over some issues and perhaps some T-shirts. Four Barrel Coffee
will be our guest espresso for the night.
Check out the newest issue of Barista Magazine (page 22) for a write-up on the jam. We will also have information on our website so keep an eye out there. We will also have T-shirts for sale at the event printed by Ink Designs
. I’ll post a pic of the shirt so if anyone wants one, go ahead and PM me and we’ll send one out. Roast Coffee Company
2132 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211