On Tuesday, February 2nd the city of Kansas City, Missouri played host to The Coffeewoman, an event aimed at empowering and inspiring women in the American professional coffee community. Directly inspired by events like Barista Connect in Europe, The Coffeewoman founder Laila Willbur gathered together an extraordinary list of guests for the event, organized in two distinct panels focused on professionalism and competition. Opening remarks were presented by Hailee Bland Walsh, the owner of City Gym in Kansas City and an advocate for gender equality.
The event took place at The Drugstore, a collaborative art environment operated by Oddly Correct owner Gregory Kolsto, who helped facilitate the talks provided crucial technical support for our video coverage of the event. Below we invite you to watch both panels from the night’s roster, and welcome you to contribute to the discussion in each video’s comments section.
The Coffee Professional
The Coffee Competitor