As of today, 08/27 there are only three spots left in the September ABC's class, if interested you can sign up online here: http://coffeeschool.org/classes/mb_five_day
10 Day Coffee Immersion: Attend Sept. ABC's Business + Barista Class, Tour Premier Northwest Cafes + Continue your Education at Coffee Fest Seattle
Friday 9/18 to Tuesday 9/22:
5-day Business + Barista Course at ABC's in Portland
Self-Guided Tour of Portland (cafes and attractions)
Self-Guided Tour of Seattle (cafes and attractions) OR Attend Coffee Fest
Friday 9/25 to Sunday 9/27:
Coffee Fest Seattle Trade Show, barista competitions, and networking
events. If signed up by September 4th, receive free admission to Coffee
Fest. Call us for details.
American Barista & Coffee School
5-Day Business and Barista Class at ABC's September 18-22
This business and barista training course covers one full day of business training and four days in the espresso lab.
Business training subjects include: A Brief History of the Specialty Coffee Industry, Concept Development, Business Planning, Business Plans, Acquiring Financing, Finding a Location, Negotiating a Lease, Coffee Bar Design, Cafe Ambiance, Selecting Equipment, Menu/Products/Recipes/Prices, Interviewing and Hiring Employees, Employee Training, Operational Systems and Controls, Financial Projections, Marketing Your Business, and Dealing with Employees.
Espresso Lab practicum subjects will include: Grinding, Tamping and Extracting Espresso, Pulling the Perfect Shot of Espresso, Grinder and Machine Basics, Steaming and Foaming Milk for Lattes and Cappuccinos, Hot and Cold Drink Recipe Basics, Smoothie and GranitaOverview, Panini Preparation, Machine Maintenance, Coffee History, Customer Service, Principles of Latte Art, The Latte Art pours, The Simple Heart, The Rosetta, The Apple, The Autumn Leaf and The Little Flower, Grinding, Tamping and Extracting Espresso and Milk Texturing.
The Premier Coffee Business Tradeshow: Coffee Fest Seattle September 25-27. Coffee Fest Executive Summit September 24
In this challenging time of economic uncertainty, with trusted advice more valuable than ever, Coffee Fest brings you the nation's best retail operators and industry professionals and consultants to ensure your business survives and even thrives with today's profitability threats and tomorrow's challenges.
American Barista & Coffee School
Tour the Finest Coffeehouses in Portland and Seattle!
After attending the 5-day Business + Barista course at ABC's and before spending three days at Coffee Fest Seattle, take the opportunity to look at some of the most innovative and successful coffeehouses in the country. ABC's will provide you with a list of must-see stores and other attractions in Portland and Seattle, the epicenter of the country's specialty coffee market.
The International Institute of Coffee Tasters (IIAC) in collaboration with Caffè Umbria Presents Espresso Italiano Tasting Courses at ABC's
The IIAC will bring their acclaimed courses to the United States for the first time this fall, presenting in Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver B.C. The courses will be taught by Carlo Odello, trainer, board member and the Director of Communication for the IIAC. Mr. Odello is also the Communications Manager for the Italian Espresso National Institute and a board member of the Taster Study Center, the most advanced Italian company in sensory analysis.
ESPRESSO ITALIANO TASTING LICENSE COURSE
FEE: $250 USD
In this intensive full-day course, you will learn how to distinguish a good espresso from a poor one and how to get a precise sensory profile of the cup in front of you. Includes instruction on blending, roasting and espresso preparation. License optional.
September 28, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
September 30, 2009 - Vancouver, B.C.
October 2, 2009 - Portland, Oregon (American Barista & Coffee School)
ESPRESSO ITALIANO TASTING ½ DAY SEMINAR
FEE: $75 USD
This three-hour seminar will introduce you to the fundamentals of coffee tasting. It includes instruction on the sensory analysis of espresso, how the senses work, and the basics of coffee tasting. The instructional period is followed by a training tasting session where you will taste and judge espresso quality.
September 29, 2009 - Seattle, Washington
October 1, 2009 - Portland, Oregon (At the American Barista & Coffee School)