Edible Manhattan, a magazine and website devoted to the New York food and beverage scene, has partnered with the folks at Australian high-end kitchen-appliance maker Breville to put on the Edible Coffee Summit Monday, April 7th. The all day educational event aims to give a look at the current coffee zeitgeist, with an extensive roster of participants including Oliver Strand from the New York Times, Will Yli-Luoma of Heart Coffee Roasters, Ed Kaufmann from Joe, Ben Kaminsky, Everyman Espresso‘s Sam Lewontin, Box Kite Coffee‘s Cora Lambert, bartender Sother Teague of Amor y Amargo, and many more. The event will feature coffees from Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, MadCap Coffee, Toby’s Estate and Joe, prepared on Breville’s Oracle hybrid-automatic espresso machine.
The event for “baristas, roasters, café owners, and other members of the trade” takes places at the International Culinary Center, with an after party right around the corner at the Counter Culture Coffee New York training center. The educational line-up covers a wide variety of topics, including a presentation on “The Science of Espresso Extraction” with Mr. Kaminsky, a panel on the micro-roasting boom currently taking over New York with Trish Rothgeb from Wrecking Ball Coffee, Steve Mierisch from Pulley Collective, and Dillon Edwards of Parlor Coffee alongside Mssrs. Yli-Luoma and Kaufmann. I’m particularly excited for the Edible Deputy Editor Amy Zavatto’s panel on “A New Wave of Building Drinks” with Mr. Teague, whose innovative coffee cocktails we’ve covered before, Mr. Lewontin, Trevor Corlett from MadCap, and Teresa Von Fuchs from Irving Farm.
All of the coffees at the rotating coffee bar will be prepared on the Breville Oracle, an exciting new entry into the high-end home espresso line-up, first featured on Sprudge way back at SCAA 2013, featuring an integrated auto-dosing and tamping grinder. A number of the machines will also be setup for attendees to try out for themselves.
Tickets, which include a light breakfast and lunch in addition to all the coffee and panels, are $25 and limited to members of the trade. Hit up their page here to grab one of limited number of seats available. Peruse the full schedule below:
9:00-10:00am: Panel Discussion #1: "Coffee Technology: What's in the Hopper" with panelists Cora Lambert (Box Kite Coffee), Tommy Gallagher (Counter Culture), Ramin Narimani (Intelligentsia), and Mike Nelson (American Barista School)
10:00-10:30am: Breville Oracle Espresso Bar Pop-up #2, featuring Box Kite Coffee and MadCap Coffee
10:30-11:30am: Panel 2: "Micro-roasting: A New Model of Coffee Roasting" moderated by writer Oliver Strand with panelists Trish Rothgeb (Wrecking Ball Coffee), Wille Yli-Luoma (Heart Roasters), Steve Mierisch (Pulley Collective), Ed Kaufmann (Joe), and Dillon Edwards (Parlor Coffee)
11:30am-1:30pm: Breville Oracle Espresso Bar Pop-up #3, featuring Joe
12:00-1:00pm: Light lunch provided by International Culinary Center
1:30-2:30pm: Presentation: "The Science of Espresso Extraction", by Ben Kaminsky
2:30-3:00pm: Breville Oracle Espresso Bar Pop-up #4, featuring Toby's Estate
3:00-4:00pm: Panel 3: "A New Wave of Building Drinks," moderated by Edible Deputy Editor Amy Zavatto with panelists Trevor Corlett (MadCap), Teresa Von Fuchs (Irving Farm), Sam Lewontin (Everyman Espresso), and mixologist Sother Teague
5:00-7:00pm: After party at Counter Culture training lab, with coffee cocktails
Alex Bernson is the assistant editor at Sprudge.com. Read more Bernson here.