2018 Class Descriptions
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Taste Like An Expert with Kenneth Davids
Taste Like an Expert (Extra Ticket Required 100 seats available) 2pm to 3:30pm Classroom 1
This interactive seminar is intended to give consumers an understanding of what actually goes into creating quality coffee, from farm to cup. It is meant to empower consumers by informing their palates as well as their minds. Multiple coffee tastings will give participants a new understanding of the taste differences. Mr. Davids will teaching you to taste like he does when he review coffee on CoffeeReview
This lost art of the Middle East only remained on the public consciousness due to ethnic restaurants that, unfortunately mostly stood still when the rest of the industry went specialty. Those of us who’d tasted the real thing were in a genuine spot. Selim Vural is not in the coffee business but he is Turkish Coffee Expert, making this special beverage every day of his adult life.
Master Your Brew At Home with Birch Coffee at CoffeeConNY
Barista Champion Secrets with Becca Woodard at CoffeeConNY
Becca Woodard will be sharing her Barista Champion Secrets. Becca is the 2018 US Barista Cup Champion at the recent SCA show in Seattle. She will go on to compete in the World Barista Championship later this year. She teach you how to become a champion brewer at home. Becca is a coffee educator with George Howell Coffee of Boston.
Hands-on Chemex class presented by Joseph Monett
The History of New York Coffee at CoffeeConNY
New York has a rich history of coffee. Donald Schoenholt, President of Gillies Coffee Company is a coffee historian. Gillies is noted as America’s oldest coffee merchant. Donald presentation will include old photos of the rich history of NY coffee. Don’t miss this interesting lecture.
Home Roasting with Joe Behm
Home Roasting with Joe Behm with the inventor himself.
Mr Black Coffee Cocktails at CoffeeConNY
Mr. Black will be making delicious coffee cocktails all day at CoffeeCon’s Drinkery. Be sure to stop by for Mr Black’s class and learn how to make these wonderful cocktails.
What is Cascara? at CoffeeConNY
modcup like many specialty coffee companies is interested in all facets of the coffee plant with outside of the bean, cascara
The Future of Coffee Panel
What does the future of specialty coffee and coffee brewing hold? Find out with our expert panel. Panel members TBA.
Espresso Classes with Chuck Herrera
Chuck Herrera is a chrismatic presenter and coffee educator. He’s well known in the LA coffee scene for his Good People Coffee Co. He is will be upping your home espresso game on with classes on Home Espresso, Latte Art and Espresso Q&A. Be sure to intoduce yourself to him as his tattoo affirms, he enjoys all Good People.
The Mystery of Coffee Roasting with Greenwood Lake Roasters
The Mystery of Coffee Roasting: Explore the coffee roasting process and how it impacts your cup of coffee. Geared toward home and professional roasters and those who enjoy a great cup of coffee. Dave Kozuha is a former home roaster and founder of Greenwood Lake Roasters.
Hands-On Home Espresso Lab at CoffeeConNY
All day, both days, 4-premuim home espresso machines will be at available from 1st Line Equipment, as well as a barista trainers to answer any questions. Hands-on try them all making your own espresso.
Coffee and Chocolate Pairing at CoffeeConNY
Allegro Coffee Roasters will bringing some special chocolate and flavor pairing with coffees for a unique tasting experience.
Why Organics with Jess Barron at CoffeeConNY
Coffee is the number source of antioxidants in Americans’ diet. It is also the third most sprayed agricultural crop in the world behind cotton and tobacco (and we don’t eat those other two!) Jess Barron, Editor-in-Chief of Livestrong.com, explores what’s in your cup of morning Joe and the most important thing to consider when buying coffee.
The Science of Coffee Staling at CoffeeConNY
Many Processes have to be performed with high quality from origin to cup in order to produce a brew with fine aroma and flavor. However, if roasted coffee beans are not used prior to the onset of staling, the final brew will not be of high quality even if all of the other processes were performed flawlessly. This class will give an overview of the science behind the staling process. Coffee staling mechanisms will be covered in sufficient depth such that newer coffee enthusiasts will gain a good understanding and experienced enthusiasts will have a chance to discuss details of the complex and interesting aspects of the science of coffee staling.
Richard Bastar with Voltea at CoffeeConNY
Voltea specializes in helping people and businesses access low-cost, clean water while reducing environmental impact. They will teach you about the different types of waters and how using the right water can help you make the very best coffee. Part of the experience will include tasting one coffee brewed with three different waters to taste the difference water can make.
Vive L' Espresso Grey Goose Vodka at CoffeeConNY
Grey Goose will be making the ultimate coffee cocktails all day at CoffeeCon’s Drinkery. Be sure to stop by for the Grey Goose class and learn how to make Vive L’ Espresso cocktails. Coffee from La Colombe will be front and center at this presentation.
Sensory Development Class at CoffeeConNY
Co-founder of CoffeeCon, Patricia Sinnott will take you on a journey of smells and tastes with a coffee senory development class about using the French, Nez du Cafe system developed by, Jean Lenoir.
Four Flight Experience with Oren Bloostein at CoffeeConNY
Oren Bloostein, Founder and Director of Coffee at Oren’s Daily Roast will take you on a taste journey by brewing a single coffee with four different methods. You will have opportunity to taste and understand how different brewing methods will change the taste of the same coffee. Oren will be brewing with a Chemex, a French press, an Aeropress, and a Bonavita auto-drip.
Barista Champion Secrets with David Castillo at CoffeeConNY
Barista Champion Secrets is a two person presentation with David Castillo and Becca Woodard. They will share what it takes to become a champion.
Cold Brew Class with Toby's Estate at CoffeeConNY
In this class we take a parse through some basics of coffee brewing, and then take a deeper look at iced coffee in a few of its different forms. From Nitro Cold Brew, to Kyoto Drippers, to Flash Brew pour overs, we will take a look at the benefits and detriments of some of the different ways to brew cold coffee, in hopes to lead you toward a new and interesting way of cooling off this summer.
My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream at CoffeeConNY
Somethings extra special at CoffeeConNY. Premium brand My/Mo Mochi ice cream. Try all four flavors on the exhibit floor. Complements of My/Mo Mochi.
Free Issue of Imbibe Magazine at CoffeeConNY
A special gift for CoffeeConNY attendees. A free copy of the newest issue of the premium magazine, imbibe. In addition here’s another free gift from imbibe to indulge in right now: imbibemagazine.com/coffeecon