ALL INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS AND COMPETITIONS ARE LOCATED ON THE TRADE SHOW FLOOR 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tea Masters Cup
Competition centre area
Competition Category: Tea Preparation 
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Tips and tricks of the trade
Workshop area 1
Beverage industry veteran Brian Nicolas will share his hard-earned lessons learned as an importer/export/broker with over 30 years’ experience in the coffee business. This session will be focused on green bean buying and cover topics such as crop cycles and how to leverage those to your advantage, strategies of buying spot vs. contract, freight options, and trends and deals through shortages and liquidations.
 
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1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Barista 101: The 10 Steps to Perfect Espresso & Micro-Foamed Milk
Workshop area 2
Does operating an espresso machine seem like a daunting task? Are you struggling with constant turnover and the need to constantly retrain your staff?  Our head trainer will explain and demonstrate the 10 most important steps to properly and fearlessly brew excellent creamy espresso and thick creamy micro-foamed milk. There will be time at the end of the session to answer any questions or try your hand at best-practice brewing.
 
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Dialing in the Perfect Shot
Workshop area 2
Learning to properly dial in that perfect espresso shot is an often overlooked step in need of demystification. Top baristas from Barocco Coffee Company explain the key parameters and considerations to properly dial in your espresso grinder and espresso machine by demonstrating this process step by step with ample time to answer any questions.
 
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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Latte Art Fundamentals
Workshop area 2
Professional baristas from Propeller Coffee Company and Balzac's Coffee Roasters demonstrate the prerequisites and fundamental steps involved in pouring basic latte art. A great way to introduce yourself and your staff to the essentials. There will be some time at the end of the session for questions and opportunities to try your hand at pouring.
 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Dialing in the Perfect Shot
Workshop area 2
Learning to properly dial in that perfect espresso shot is an often overlooked step in need of demystification. Top baristas from Propeller Coffee Co. explain the key parameters and considerations to properly dial in your espresso grinder and espresso machine by demonstrating this process step by step with ample time to answer any questions.
 
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Barista 101: The 10 Steps to Perfect Espresso & Micro-Foamed Milk
Workshop area 2
Does operating an espresso machine seem like a daunting task? Are you struggling with constant turnover and the need to constantly retrain your staff?  Our head trainer will explain and demonstrate the 10 most important steps to properly and fearlessly brew excellent creamy espresso and thick creamy micro-foamed milk. There will be time at the end of the session to answer any questions or try your hand at best-practice brewing.
 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Making sense of ethical sourcing: Free trade vs. direct trade vs. ethically sourced product
Workshop area 1
Professionals from the coffee industry will discuss the definitions of each sourcing method and clarify the meaning and intentions of each with an open panel discussion. A great venue to gain an understanding of the lingo that is commonly used in the industry to become better informed
 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Latte Art Fundamentals
Workshop area 2
Professional baristas from Propeller Coffee Company and Balzac's Coffee Roasters demonstrate the prerequisites and fundamental steps involved in pouring basic latte art. A great way to introduce yourself and your staff to the essentials. There will be some time at the end of the session for questions and opportunities to try your hand at pouring.
 
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Monday, September 23, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tasting 101: Learn Your Black Teas
Competition centre area
Learning how to taste and differentiating taste profiles are important skills for anyone in the tea industry. During this session, participants will learn how to taste and differentiate between black teas from different origins.
                
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Barista 101: The 10 Steps to Perfect Espresso & Micro-Foamed Milk
Workshop area 2
Does operating an espresso machine seem like a daunting task? Are you struggling with constant turnover and the need to constantly retrain your staff?  Our head trainer will explain and demonstrate the 10 most important steps to properly and fearlessly brew excellent creamy espresso and thick creamy micro-foamed milk. There will be time at the end of the session to answer any questions or try your hand at best-practice brewing.
 
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Bean Varietals: Robusta vs Arabica
Workshop area 2
An essential primer for anyone interested in learning the basics of bean varietals and why roasters choose one over the other. Interesting and informative – a great start to learning about coffee from the source.
 
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12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tea Masters Cup
Competition centre area
Competition Category: Tea Mixology              
Award Ceremony
 
 
                
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Latte Art Fundamentals
Workshop area 2
Professional baristas from Barocco Coffee Company and Balzac's Coffee Roasters demonstrate the prerequisites and fundamental steps involved in pouring basic latte art. A great way to introduce yourself and your staff to the essentials. There will be some time at the end of the session for questions and opportunities to try your hand at pouring.
 
Sponsored by
                
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Tips and tricks of the trade
Workshop area 1
Beverage industry veteran Brian Nicolas will share his hard-earned lessons learned as an importer/export/broker with over 30 years’ experience in the coffee business. This session will be focused on green bean buying and cover topics such as crop cycles and how to leverage those to your advantage, strategies of buying spot vs. contract, freight options, and trends and deals through shortages and liquidations.
 
Sponsored by
              
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Barista 101: The 10 Steps to Perfect Espresso & Micro-Foamed Milk
Workshop area 2
Does operating an espresso machine seem like a daunting task? Are you struggling with constant turnover and the need to constantly retrain your staff?  Our head trainer will explain and demonstrate the 10 most important steps to properly and fearlessly brew excellent creamy espresso and thick creamy micro-foamed milk. There will be time at the end of the session to answer any questions or try your hand at best-practice brewing.
 
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Dialing in the Perfect Shot
Workshop area 2
Learning to properly dial in that perfect espresso shot is an often overlooked step in need of demystification. Top baristas from Barocco Coffee Company explain the key parameters and considerations to properly dial in your espresso grinder and espresso machine by demonstrating this process step by step with ample time to answer any questions.
 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Florals, herbs & spices: ELEVATING your café beverages
Workshop area 1
Learn how to use simple recipes and ingredients to create upscale & elevated recipes. Explore seasonal recipe ideas with Lisa Ash, a 25-year beverage professional and the Beverage Innovation & Training Director for Routin America. You will leave the class with a better understanding of your drink menu and take home your own gift bag with recipes and samples to test some of the drinks for yourself. Stop by booth # 406 before or after with any enquiries! 
 
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Latte Art Fundamentals
Workshop area 2
Professional baristas from Barocco Coffee Company and Balzac's Coffee Roasters demonstrate the prerequisites and fundamental steps involved in pouring basic latte art. A great way to introduce yourself and your staff to the essentials. There will be some time at the end of the session for questions and opportunities to try your hand at pouring.
 
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