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Barista Nation New York 2017

BN-NYC-LogoB-Distorted-Spons-CoverBarista Nation New York is the latest in a series of Barista Nation events, currently in its 6th year of production. Barista Nation is a hybrid seminar and skill building coffee event, highlighting current topics lead by thought leading speakers as well as hands on experience with the Stella Di Caffe from UNIC Espresso Machines.

Barista Nation New York will take place at the Shop Studios event space, featuring a large, bright, open room, stage, and machine stations and table where sponsors may show off their coffees and allied products to the group. Attendees will also have access to the roof and sponsors may choose to use this space in what should be a very popular escape from the talks inside.

Just announced: Kyle Ramage, the newly crowed US Barista Champion will be making his first public appearance at Barista Nation New York.  Both he and his coach, last year’s Barista Champion, Lem Butler, will share their stories with attendees and should NOT be missed.

11 Registration Open
12 Opening Remarks and Welcome (Variety Show Theme)

Emcee, Lorenzo Perkins and Co-Emcee Lem Butler a.k.a. DJ Sexyfoam


12:30 Tales from Opposite Sides of the Clipboard


A panel discussion where top competitors and judges will tell stories and debate their unique experiences in coffee competitions.




Kyle Ramage, Mahlkonig, 2017 USBC Champion

Sam Lewontin, Everyman Espresso, 2017 USBC Finalist

Michael McCauley, Cafes Richard, WBC Head Judge

Brent Hall, Caravela Coffee, USBC Head Judge


Moderated by:

Lorenzo Perkins, Fleet Coffee, 2017 USBC Semi-Finalist

Lem Butler, Counter Culture, 2016 USBC Champion, 2016 WBC Finalist


1:45 The Past, Present, and Future of Espresso Preparation


A presentation on the history of the espresso machine in what makes espresso the beverage that it is.  Exploration of the technological and cultural innovations that have shifted how drinks are prepared in an ever evolving and more automated world.


Gieorgio Milos, illy Caffe, Master Barista & Italian Cup Champion

Break Ongoing

Alternative Latte Art Contest sponsored by Pacific Foods and Compak Grinders.  This will be a progressive latte art contest where competitors will have a photo taken of their drink and at the end of the event, judges will award the winners; an E5 Compak Grinder ($1000 value) and $500 cash for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd!

3:00 The “TO” in Seed to Cup


A panel discussion offering a holistic primer on the “value” chain of coffee. Panelist will follow the path of coffee from the producer, importer, and roaster perspectives, with contemporary social and economic considerations.


Teresa von Fuchs, Genuine Origin, Moderator

4:15 Keeping up with the Pace of Innovation


Keynote address from Gregory Zamfotis, founder of Gregory’s Coffee

5:00 The Future is Intersectionality


A panel discussion of tools and thought processes for cultivating an intersectional workplace.


Olivia Miles, Royal Coffee

D’Onna LeSean, Counter Culture

Scout Rose, Joe Coffee

Anna Gutierrez, Barista 22


Moderated by:

Sarah Allen, Barista Magazine

Liz Dean, Irving Farm Coffee Roasters

Ongoing Activities in Event Hall during the Show


What are you Serving? Ratios and Sizes of Milk based Drinks

Sauro Dall’Aglio, Italian Cup Champion


Alternative Milk Latte Art Contest

Sponsored by Pacific Foods


Rotating Roasters on Stella Di Caffe Espresso and Marco Machines


Sneak preview to the new Tango by UNIC Espresso Machine


We would also like to thank our sponsors; UNIC, Urnex, Pacific Foods, SCA, Marco, Compak Grinders, Barista 22, Genuine Origin, Dallis Brothers, Demarco Coffee, BQE Repair, 3M Filters, and Dona Chai. Without them, this day would not be possible.


Barista Nation New York promises to be a great day, supporting a great cause, with all ticket and T shirt sales going to CARE. See you there!

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