2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

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2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby nick on Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:09 pm

We've assembled a team for an unprecedented SCAA pilot project: live blogging the SCAA Conference in Minneapolis. GO TO http://conference.scaa.org for the blog!

Team members:
Nick Cho, loser podcaster and coffeeshop owner
Zachary and Katie from zacharyzachary.com
Travis, a video-production specialist who made the murky training videos
Erin Meister, of Joe the Art of Coffee, as well as BIYNYC, Time Out NY and BUST Magazine... and Meet The Press Pot blog
and a certain barista from the UK 8)

Highlights:
- LIVE ONLINE VIDEO of the USBC, in addition to backstage videos, and ongoing blog coverage
- Video highlights of Coffee of the Year competition
- video highlights from the show floor, skill-building workshops, seminars, etc.
- blog-coverage from ALL OVER Conference
- full-video of keynote address
- interviews galore
- and more!

Gotta throw in a quick acknowledgement to Zachary and Katie for their pioneering work last year at the WBC, and Mark Prince of CoffeeGeek.com for having provided the best coverage of the SCAA Conference each year. We hope this new SCAA project will build on that work and provide more than a taste of the SCAA Conference experience to everyone who logs in.

Stay tuned for more info! URL coming soon!
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby Jason Haeger on Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:21 pm

Coverage is really stepping up! (I am very excited, in case you couldn't tell)

Along the same lines, this site is looking for syndicated coverage from national competitions.

The entire site is about related competitions around the globe.

http://www.wbconespressobar.com/
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby Mark Prince on Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:43 pm

Great News!

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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby sarahdelilah on Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:44 pm

I'm so excited about this. This is a wonderful effort on the SCAA's part.
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby zacharycarlsen on Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:43 am

Video-blogging where no one has ever video-blogged before.
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby sarahdelilah on Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:18 am

Nick, has the url been determined yet?
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby nick on Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:22 am

http://conference.scaa.org

That's where you'll find it... right there where Mark Inman's face is!!! :D
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby nick on Thu May 01, 2008 9:43 pm

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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby zacharycarlsen on Fri May 02, 2008 1:41 pm

Blog
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby sam on Fri May 02, 2008 5:37 pm

is there a list of Baristas in the USBC? I know there are a lot, but who? Any ideas on how many different coffees are being used in the comp? It wound be nice to see a list of barista and what coffees they are using. Is there a favoured coffee that the majority of baristas use? Or is there as many coffees as there are baritas? Just wondering and wishing that I was there to figure this out myself.
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Re: 2008 SCAA Conference Official Live Blog

Postby Jason Haeger on Fri May 02, 2008 9:06 pm

sam wrote:is there a list of Baristas in the USBC? I know there are a lot, but who? Any ideas on how many different coffees are being used in the comp? It wound be nice to see a list of barista and what coffees they are using. Is there a favoured coffee that the majority of baristas use? Or is there as many coffees as there are baritas? Just wondering and wishing that I was there to figure this out myself.

The list of competitors for Round 1 is linked from the blog.

http://scaa.wordpress.com/usbc-live-video-off/

The coffees are described during the performance. It's not available anywhere else yet, as far as I know. People tend to use the coffees they are most familiar with. (though not always)
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