On Friday, October 17th a Portland, Oregon edition of Barista Nation was held at the brand new Seattle Coffee Gear showroom in Northwest Portland. Barista Nation is a globe traveling coffee education and community building event series, and Barista Nation PDX featured seminars and workshops geared toward the home barista. The whole thing was captured on video by One Kingdom Productions.
10 individual videos from One Kingdom have been released today. They are available for free, and archived for all time below.
1. Bean to Cup Capresso
April Strogen from Jura and Capresso
takes us through the Capresso machine lineup.
2. Grinding Fundamentals
Sarah Dooley and Colin Francois from Baratza
describe how to get a better grind at home.
3. Jura Bean To Cup
April Strogen from Jura and Capresso talks about the Bean to Cup experience at home with Jura Espresso machines.
4. The Illy Blend At Home
Ed Panzella from Illy USA
takes us through the various Illy Blends, and ways to make Illy at home.
5. The Macchiato
Ross Beamish from Caffé Vita
takes us through the process of the perfect macchiato.
6. Latte Art
7. LoveJoy Blend
8. Brewing Blossom
Jeremy Kuempel of Blossom Coffee
shows off the various ways to use a Blossom Coffee brewer.
9. The Engineering of Home Espresso Machines
Bill Crossland of Crossland Coffee
takes us through the engineering process of home espresso machines. Everything from thermoblocks to single boilers, to the E61 brew group.
10. Buying Coffee At The Grocery Store
For more Barista Nation, check out our archives and the official Barista Nation website.