James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

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James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby marko on Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:41 am

Counter Culture Coffee cordially invites you to join reigning United Kingdom and World Barista Champion James Hoffmann for his 2008 U.S. East Coast Tour, March 2-15! James’ 8-stop tour will include coffee presentations, skill demonstrations, barista workshops, and more at Counter Culture regional training centers and other locations listed below. We'll have more details on our website soon, but I wanted to get the word out asap. Hope to see many of you at the events!

Regional event details:

March 2
New York, NY


3:00 p.m.
Live Barista Performance and Mixer
Ninth Street Espresso
Chelsea Market


March 4
Hyde Park, NY (Culinary Institute of America)


10 - 11:30am
Signature Drink Presentation
Danny Kaye Theater

2 - 3:30pm
Signature Drink Presentation
Danny Kaye Theater


March 6
Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Barista Jam


10am – 12pm
Espresso Extraction Presentation


March 7
Washington, DC


10 - 11:30am
Coffee Cupping

DC Regional Training Center
1836 Columbia Road NW
Suite 202
Washington, DC 20009

7 – 9:30pm
Food Pairing Presentation

DC Regional Training Center


March 9
Durham, NC


2 – 5pm

Three-Part Presentation:
1) James’ personal history in coffee
2) Single origin espresso tasting
3) Preparing for barista competitions

Durham HQ and Regional Training Center
4911 South Alston Avenue
Durham, NC 27713


March 11
Asheville, NC


7 – 9pm
Barista Comp. & Classic Drinks Presentation

Asheville Regional Training Center
77 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801


March 12
Charlotte, NC


7 – 9pm
Barista Competition & Signature Drink Presentation

Charlotte Regional Training Center
1435 West Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28208


March 14
Atlanta, GA


10 – 11:30 am
Coffee Cupping

Atlanta Regional Training Center
King Plow Arts Center
887 West Marietta Street NW
Suite m210
Atlanta, GA 30318

1 – 3:30 pm
Barista Competition Presentation

Atlanta Regional Training Center


March 15
Atlanta, GA


2 - 5pm
Three-Part Presentation:
1) James’ personal history in coffee
2) Single origin espresso tasting
3) Preparing for barista competitions

Atlanta Regional Training Center



James Hoffmann Biography:

James Hoffmann started working as a barista back in 2003. He started working for the espresso machine manufacturer Gaggia, and quickly progressed into a training role. From there in 2005 he moved to another espresso machine company - La Spaziale to work as their national training manager. He also began competing in barista competitions that year and in 2006 won the UK Barista Championship and placed 5th in the World Barista Championship in Berne. He competed again in 2007, winning the UK again and this time went on to win in Tokyo, Japan and became the World Barista Champion. In May 2007 James left La Spaziale with the aim of starting a roastery and cafe in London. He continues to train and consult, as well as write for a variety of different publications and has an interest in food science, having worked with the chefs at the world famous Fat Duck restaurant when working on signature coffee drinks for competi
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby Andy Schecter on Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:27 pm

I'm really looking forward to meeting James! Also, where can I buy the official tour t-shirt?

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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby nick on Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:24 pm

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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby Andy Schecter on Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:39 am

Geeze, Nick, your t-shirt really needs those Crest "Whitening Strips."
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby onocoffee on Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:51 am

Wow, no rest for the weary with that kind of Tour Schedule.
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby Jason Haeger on Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:14 pm

That shirt needs another "n".
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby Andy Schecter on Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:57 am

Jason Haeger wrote:That shirt needs another "n".


Can't believe I did that. I knew that. Thanks.
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby onocoffee on Mon Feb 11, 2008 3:23 am

And some of us also "fared" better in spelling "Hoffmann." 8)



- Deja vu on you, brother. :wink:
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby Andy Schecter on Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:31 am

onocoffee wrote:- Deja vu on you, brother. :wink:


As they say, turnabout is "fair" play! :D
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby marko on Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:28 pm

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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby marko on Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:32 am

NYC Update:

Ninth Street Chelsea will be selling $1 raffle tickets for a chance to win a front row tasting experience during James' demonstration at 3pm on Sunday, March 2.
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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby marko on Fri Mar 07, 2008 6:52 am

Hey All,

James will be interviewed live today from our Washington, DC Regional Training Center at 12:06pm Eastern on WUNC's "The State of Things."

http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/the-art-of-the-latte/view

You can listen online by clicking LISTEN NOW in the upper right.

Best,

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Re: James Hoffmann East Coast Tour - March 2-15

Postby Andy Schecter on Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:06 pm

marko wrote:You can listen online by clicking LISTEN NOW in the upper right.


Thanks for the link. James sounded very relaxed, very natural, very positive, and unfanatical. As I've said elsewhere, a great ambassador for quality coffee.
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