Make your way to Dallas for “Coffee and Friends” to cup coffees and gain insight from industry leaders.
BY KATRINA YENTCH
BARISTA MAGAZINE ONLINE
Photos by Jordan Goetsch
Coffee friends in Dallas and beyond are invited to learn, connect, and show off their skills through an educational throwdown at Edison Coffee Co.’s flagship location. “Coffee and Friends” will be a three-part night on January 30 (tomorrow) dedicated to cross-collaboration and fostering a community within the Dallas coffee scene.
The evening will begin with a cupping hosted by Dean Kallivrousis of Ally Coffee, who is also a Q-Grader and a U.S. Roaster Championship head judge. He’ll also be a part of a panel that kicks off right after the cupping. The panelists are industry leaders who will explain work they’re doing in the field, as well as answer questions that any attendees may have. Panelists include Slow Pour Supply’s Anita Tam and Edison Coffee’s own J McWhorter. The night finishes off with a “Best in the South” latte art throwdown, which has a grand prize of $1,000 in cash. In order to participate, 32 people with the best pours and pictures to prove it will be chosen to compete.
The festivities begin at 6 p.m. at Edison Coffee Co., located at 420 Parker Square Road, Flower Mound, Texas.