The Mid-Atlantic Northeast Artisan Coffee Conference, MANEACC, or simply just “MANE”, is happening right now. Call it what you will, but a who's who of coffee have made their way to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to join together at the Hope Artiste Village. From the MANE Facebook page:

MANE is a 2 1/2 day coffee conference for baristas. Chock full of educational classes, hands on workshops on alternative brewing, espresso extraction on THREE La Marzocco Linea paddle machines, Keynote Sarah Allen, editor of Barista Magazine. Presenters include Rob Stephen, Jay Caragay, Phil Proteau, Amanda Byron, Sarah Kluth and more!