The Great Plains Barista Jam will take place at the Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Nebraska and Cultiva Coffee Roasting Company. Each workshop will last approximately 3hrs, taught in rotation, so as to provide attendees with the ability to experience each workshop. Space is limited. Hosting THREE SESSIONS, of each of the THREE WORKSHOPS. We have several special guests and instructors for the workshops.
Lead Instructors and Special Guests:
Trish Rothgeb, Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, Washington D.C.
Colleen Anunu, Gimme! Coffee, Ithaca, NY
Colin Whitcomb, Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, WI
Chris Schooley, CoffeeShrub, Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Jacek Koziel, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- Cultiva Coffee Roasting Company
- The Nebraska Coffee Association
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Friday, March 11th
5:00PM Welcoming "Seed to Cup" discussion
Explaining organizations; SCAA, BGA, Roasters Guild, GCQRI, CQI
6:00PM Introduction of lead instructors and overview of workshops and discussions
7:00pm Dinner @ Misty's Steakhouse & Modern Monks Brewery
Saturday, March 12th
9am-Noon SESSION 1
12:00PM - 1:00PM Lunch Break
1:00PM-4:00PM SESSION 2
4:00PM - 5:00PM Tea Session
4:00PM - 5:00PM Espresso Machine Maintenance
4:00PM - 6:00PM Discussion on Q Grading, Research in Aromatics, and The GCQRI
5:00PM - 7:00PM Latte Art Throwdown!!
7:30PM - Dinner @ Yia Yia's
Sunday, March 13th
10:00AM -1:00PM SESSION 3
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch
2:00- 3:30PM Discussion and Wrap-up
Event will include the three following basic workshops:
Roasting Principles, Lead Instructor - Christopher Schooley
Basic Principles of Roasting, Production Roasting, and Sample Roasting
Cupping Workshop, Lead Instructors- Trish Rothgeb and Colleen Anunu
Single origins, degrees of roast, triangulations, defects, organic acids, olfactory
Basic Barista Skills, Lead Instructor- Colin Whitcomb
• Defining Espresso
• Single Origin and Blending for Espresso
• Milk Steaming Techniques and Latte Art
• Signature Drink Development
Tea Experience, Host by Ian McCarthy
Espresso Machine Maintanence and Repair
Lead Instructor: Jeremy Cisco, Midwest Equipment & Espresso
Panel Discussion on Q Grading, Aromatics, and the GCQRI.
Panel: Trish Rothgeb, Colleen Anunu, Jon Ferguson, & Dr. Jacek Koziel
For Registration and Travel information, contact:
Jon Ferguson (Cultiva Coffee Roasting Company, Host)
Phone (402) 802-1909
Tamara Vigil (Nebraska Coffee Association, Event Coordinator)
Lead Instructor Bio's:
Colleen Anunu is the green coffee buyer for Gimme! Coffee based out of Ithaca, New York. Colleen has served on the Cup of Excellence International Jury, and is a licensed Q Grader and Q Grader instructor apprentice with the Coffee Quality Institute.
Jon Ferguson is the owner of Cultiva Coffee Roasting Company in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jon has served on two Cup of Excellence International Juries. He has judged six SCAA regional barista competitions and one SCAA national barista competition. Jon is a licensed Q-grader for the Coffee Quality Institute. He actively volunteers with The Specialty Coffee Association of America, having volunteered in cupping and roasting seminars at several previous national conventions. Jon recently attended the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI) Congress in October of 2010 in College Station, Texas.
Dr. Jacek Koziel, an Assoicate Professor of Air Quality Engineering and Livestock Odor, is presently conducting research in aromatics at Iowa State University. Dr. Koziel has recently been noted for helping discover the aromatic compound responsible for causing potato defect in Rwandan coffee. Jacek has a published article in National Geographic (9/2007), been interviewed by Scientific American (3/2009), and a feature profile article in Nature Magazine (2008). Jacek recently attended the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI) Congress in October of 2010 in College Station, Texas.
Trish Rothgeb is owner of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters of Washington D.C. and instructor & coffee grader for Coffee Lab Intl of Waterbury, VT. Trish began her coffee career as a barista in the late 80’s and has been roasting for more than 20 years. An avid traveler in coffee growing regions, she currently teaches cupping and grading to coffee professionals worldwide. Trish is a licensed Q Grader and an instructor of the Q Grader program for Coffee Quality Institute. She is a frequent volunteer for the SCAA, having served on the Roasters Guild Executive Council, the WBC Board of Directors, and currently co-chairs the labs education for the Professional Development Committee. Trish recently attended the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI) Congress in October of 2010 in College Station, Texas.
Chris Schooley works with CoffeeShrub, sourcing green coffees for mico-roasters. He presently serves on the Roasters Guild Executive Council as the Vice Chair. Chris is a frequent volunteer for the SCAA, leading several roasting workshops and discussions.
Colin Whitcomb is a Barista Trainer for Alterra Coffee Roasting Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Colin's barista experiences include competing at the 2007 Millrock Latte Art Competition in Atlanta, and has competed in several barista competitions including GLRBC in 2008,09,10, and the USBC 2009,2010,2011. Colin has also volunteered with the SCAA helping teach several workshops.