Barista Connect is back for its second year. Happening in London in early September, the three-day coffee symposium aims to increase equality in the specialty coffee workforce through the empowerment of women across the gamut of career paths in the industry.
Created by former Austrian Barista Champion Sonja Zweidick, Barista Connect began as a means of not only inspiring more females to enter barista competitions but also supplying them with the necessary tools to succeed on the National and World stages (check out Kate Beard’s coverage of the first Barista Connect here, and Beard’s interview with Zweidick here).
In its sophomore efforts, Barista Connect is expanding its focus beyond just competition and is looking to prepare attendees for coffee careers outside of barista-ing through three days of discussions and hands-on training. Led by industry leaders like Square Mile Coffee’s Anette Moldevaer and Koppi’s Anne Lunell, talks will cover a wide variety of topics including: sourcing competition coffees, spotting coffee defects, roasting, and an open discussion on gender equality in specialty coffee.
Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network.
*top image via Barista Connect