The Crop to Cup Brooklyn Crew had a blast this past weekend at Mid-Atlantic/Northeast (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference in Providence, RI. Alexis and Dan plus our two fabulous baristas, Woody and Conor, joined a great group of roasters, coffee professionals, café owners and baristas to take part in classes focusing on analyzing green coffee, the art of cupping, alternative brewing education, espresso technique, machine maintenance and much more. As usual, the conference participants were extremely friendly and encouraging, and we had great opportunities to exchange helpful ideas and experiences with other coffee people from the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast area. We feel fortunate to be part of this rapidly growing specialty coffee community and we look forward to seeing everyone next year. Thanks to Gerra and Rik at New Harvest Coffee and Troy at Cosmic Cup for another awesome weekend at MANE.
We arrived back in Brooklyn with exciting new ideas to share with our customers and ways to make our brew bar and flea market operations even better. Right now, we are involved in in-depth group discussion about how we can implement our new knowledge to make Crop to Cup the best it can be!
Below is a picture of the riveting Brew Down, one of the weekends many exciting competitions/activities. Unfortunately, we were not picked in the lottery to compete, but had fun watching the judges’ meticulous deliberation of the eager brewers. Watch out MANE-ers, next year Crop to Cup is going for gold!