Earlier today, the team at Tamper Tantrum – one of the world's premier platforms for coffee bickering, brainstorming, and live speaking engagements created by Colin Harmon and Stephen Leighton – released the first whisper of what watchers worldwide can expect from the hotly anticipated slate of programming at Tamper Tantrum 2013, happening in conjunction with the 2013 SCAE World of Coffee event in Nice, France. The list of confirmed speakers is a real who's who, and best of all, you'll be able to watch these talks live as they happen, no matter where you are in the world, thanks to the wonders of Lifestream. Even better, you'll be able to ask questions of the speakers in a live Q&A format after the talks conclude, all powered by that grand God that rules us all, the social media.
Sprudge.com is positively delighted to announce that we'll be there in Nice to report on the doings and goings for Tamper Tantrum Live, alongside a whole host of other events happening at SCAE World Of Coffee. Here now, breaking on Sprudge, is the confirmed list of speakers and their speaking times for Tamper Tantrum 2013 Nice. This schedule is subject to change, and will be updated thusly!
Wednesday, June 26th:
1pm Cory Andreen (@coryandreen), 2012 World Cup Tasters Champion and owner of Cafe CK in Berlin
3pm Gwilym Davies (@gwilymbarista), 2009 World Barista Champion from the UK, co-owner of Prufrock Coffee, SCAE Board of Directors
5pm Sonja Björk Grant, WBC certified judge and architect of modern coffee competitions.
Thursday, June 27th:
2pm Phillip Schluter, noted African green coffee importer and founder of Schluter Ltd.
5pm Raul Rodas (@RaulitoBarista), 2012 World Barista Champion from Guatemala
Friday, June 28th:
1pm Nadya Motylkova, 2010 Russian barista champion and training manager at Moscow's Coffeemania
2pm Mike Strumpf, Swiss Water Decaf green buyer, Licensed Q Grader, and career national and international barista competition judge
5pm Carl Sara (@CraftedCoffeeCo), 4 time New Zealand Barista Champion, 3 time WBC Finalist, WCE Rules and Regulations Committee member.
This schedule is just the first blast of planned content, but there will be much more announced soon. We'll be passing along more info to you, our readers, who are us, as soon as we know more from the Tamper Tantrum high council. Expect some awesome surprises in store, a chance to drink some delicious coffees if you're there in Nice, and who knows, perhaps an appearance (or two) on the TTL stage by Your Sprudge Editors…stay tuned!