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Sipping Chocolate & Coffee Pairing, Thursday Evening!

Second Annual Northwest Chocolate Festival is this weekend!

To those of US who love chocolate and want to dabble in the language with some of our countries upcoming chocolatiers, this is the weekend to do so! Seriously, the second year of this event promises to inform your palate and your mind with a star studded series of celebrity chocolatiers & chefs.

To kick off the festivities, the La Marzocco Brew Lab is hosting a Thursday evening pairing of sipping chocolates and coffee. The sipping chocolate will be prepared by local chocolatier Janet Eicher, Chocolat Vitale. Co-mingling with chocolate and the guests, coffee will be paired nicely by Velton Ross, Velton\’s Coffee Roasting Company.

Sipping Chocolate & Coffee Pairing
Thursday, October 20th
5:30-7:30 PM
LaMarzocco USA
1553 NW Ballard Way
Seattle WA 98107

This event is a free event, courtesy of La Marzocco. We look forward to hosting you!

Lastly, don’t forget to attend the Chocolate Festival this weekend, October 22-23, Fisher Pavillion.

Mid Atlantic/ North East Coffee Conference- MANE

Minded with mastery and no stranger to events Troy, of Cosmic Cup Coffee and Gerra, of New Harvest Coffee can add another successful gathering to their list of accomplishments.

Barista folk from all over the world gathered at a specialized 2 1/2 day event titled MANE.

According to attendees, speakers and a brief, lovely post from dear coffee i love you we’d like to offer a little recap.
With interviews from a short, but sweet DM twitter feed from an easy man to adore, Gwilym Davies and one of our very own attendee/instructor/all around cool guy, Scott Guglielmino.

Let’s start with the keynote speaker and 2009 World Barista Champion (apparently looking very good for his age according to the wikipedia definition, perhaps some shenanigans around his birth year). If you have met Gwilym you would agree he’s probably the most approachable person in the industry; kind, knowledgeable, and a professional learner. His keynote speech summed up felt a little something like this “we just don’t know much…and it’s time to drop the ego’s.” With an invitation like that you can imagine how the dynamic of a room can change opening up the lines of communication.

Scott G. (LM Solutions & specialized customer service tech.) came away with a similar feeling on the event. Scott spent his time doing what he does very well, explaining the intricate but very basic controls for finding great coffee; dose, grind, temperature. His message is the same whether he is here, abroad or at MANE, “…the correction extraction should also taste good.” (Thank you www.dearcoffeeiloveyou.com for that perfect quote). He is full of impactful one liners like that. Scott had another pretty inspiring moment that he put into these exact words,”The thirst for knowledge in the New England coffee community was refreshing.”

The event had great topics, full days of information sharing in an intimate layout which welcomed conversation and encouraged hands on learning.

Evenings were matched with a latte art competition, brew down event and what would be great fellowship leading into the wee hours of the morning.

Strada, lever machines and Marco boilers played supporting equipment roles in the production that attendees brag is the best coffee event to date!

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