Get ready, European baristi, because Barista Camp 2016 is coming to Estonia in October. That may seem like a ways away, but tickets are already on sale this week at the World Of Coffee in Dublin.
Put together by the Barista Guild of Europe, the four-day barista extravaganza will take place at the Estonia Resort and Spa in Pärnu, just off the fabulous Gulf of Riga. Participants will be able to choose from a host of curricula based upon what skills they are looking to hone; there are foundational courses in barista training, brewing, sensory, green coffee, and first time ever, roasting. There will also be intermediate tracks for barista, sensory, and green coffee.
If you aren’t able to make it to Dublin to reserve your spot in person, tickets are now available via the BGE website. The BGE is offering early bird pricing on tickets until August 1st at the rate of €475 for SCAE members and €550 for non-members.
There are only a limited number of spots on any given track, so reserve your spot sooner rather than later to make sure you can get your desired curriculum. For more details, head to the Barista Guild of Europe’s site here.
In addition to being educational and good for one’s coffee career, these events are really a lot of fun. Who knows, you could—like an unnamed Sprudge co-founder—get together with your future spouse at Barista Camp, in which case €475 is a small price to pay for love and happiness.
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network.
*top image via the BGE