Preparing for my trip to cover CoffeeCON 2013...



CoffeeCON


On May 4th I’ll be in Warrenville, IL, just outside Chicago. I’m one of a group of bloggers invited to cover CoffeeCON 2013. And I’ve already begun to prepare for my trip and the big day!

CoffeeCON is unique among coffee conferences in that it is not for coffee professionals, but for coffee drinkers.

That’s why I immediately said yes when I was invited. 

Everything about the event is focused on helping regular coffee drinkers enjoy a better cup of gourmet specialty coffee.

To give you an idea of the schedule, here’s a peek at some of the demos and instructional sessions I’ll be covering:

Hands-on Brewing Techniques Lab

Vacuum Brewing Lab

French Press Lab

AeroPress Lab

Chemex Lab


International Coffee Demos

Turkish Coffee

Vietnamese Coffee

Viennese Cafe Culture

Brail Cafe Zino

Cuban Coffee


Technical Coffee Demos

Proper Grinding presented by Wil Scott of Modern Process

Water for Brewing

CoffeeNote Brewing App


Coffee Lifestyle

Espresso Drinks

Serving Coffee

How to Host a Cupping Party

Food Paring


And that’s just part of what will be going on. And the event lasts for only one day!

Will I be able to cover everything? I hope so. And I’m assuming there will be plenty of coffee on hand to keep my energy levels up.

My plan is to cover the event itself, but also to come home with a ton of information I can share with you. 

While I run around like a crazy thing, I’ll be taking photos and video clips, and filling a notebook with the key points from each session.

In other words, I hope that when I get home and have caught my breath, I’ll be able to bring you the highlights, and more.

BTW – If you live within striking distance of Warrenville, I hope you’ll attend. General admission is very inexpensive at just $15 per person. (There is a small, additional fee to attend George Howell’s For the Love of Coffee Lab.)

And…it just so happens I have 6 general admission tickets to give away, courtesy of the organizers. But only until April 20th, 2013, or until they are all gone. 

If you would like a ticket, let me know through my contact page.

About the author: Nick Usborne, aka Coffee Detective, is a writer and long-time coffee enthusiast. Read more…





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