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
International Coffee Demos
Viennese Cafe Culture
Brail Cafe Zino
Technical Coffee Demos
Proper Grinding presented by Wil Scott of Modern Process
Water for Brewing
CoffeeNote Brewing App
How to Host a Cupping Party
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…