Coffee Fest Chicago Spotlight

Apr 07

Erika Lowery

Coffee Fest Chicago Spotlight

By: Erika Lowery


Coffee Fest returns to the Windy City with educational
and networking opportunities you won't want to miss!

Interested in incorporating Cold Brew Coffee into your shop? 

cold-brew-pour.jpgCoffee Fest, together with Friedrichs Coffee, MicroMatic and Brewista is pleased to present "Cold Brew U". Your single source for all of the information you want and need to jump into the exciting world of Still Cold Brew & Nitro Coffee. 'Cold Brew U' is inspiration to manufacture and serving, made simple. You'll receive professional advice on selecting bean profiles to emphasize the unique flavors that the cold brewing process accentuates. This workshop will also provide expert advice about the best brewing methods based on cutting edge trial results from coffee industry leaders. You'll also explore the burgeoning Nitro Coffee movement, giving you the opportunity to pioneer this new industry frontier equipped with the latest and greatest techniques. Following the front line instruction from our seasoned specialists, the class will conclude with a Q & A session to ensure all your remaining questions are answered.     

Class Schedule:
Class Title: Cold Brew U
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Experience Level: All
Facilitated By: Gary Meyer, Friedrichs Coffee
Presented By: Bryan Nelson, MicroMatic; Joshua Shwery & Malia Meyer, Friedrichs Coffee; Mindy Spencer & Leah Rich, Brewista 

Register early as seating is limited, additional fee required.
If you've already registered to attend Coffee Fest Chicago but would like to add this workshop, contact Renee at (425) 295-3300 ext. 125 to add this workshop to your schedule.



Now accepting applications for Coffee Fest Chicago's America's Best Cold Brew Competition. Both Still and Nitro Champions will be determined, recognized and crowned. Application deadline is April 30, 2017. 
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PERK UP Your Management Skills!
An Owner & Manager's Double Shot of Leadership Development

perk.jpgNew in management? Want some fresh ideas on leadership? Having a hard time coaching and having tough conversations? Want help growing a great employee into a great manager? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the session for you! You will be given practical advice on leadership styles and tools that you will be able to put into practice immediately upon your return to your café or drive-thru. You will leave with common language to use that will translate into a better relationship with your staff and give you areas to assess your own leadership style and that of your managers. Also being discussed will be keys to successful coaching and tough conversations. This seminar is for all levels of leadership in your organization, from the owner to those who are not leading now, but want to become leaders.

Class Schedule:
Friday: 11:00am - 11:55am
Level: Beginner
Presented By: Kerry O'Brien, Dillanos Coffee Roasters
This is one of the 50 free classes offered at Coffee Fest Chicago and is included in your general admission; show up early to get a great seat.

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Straw Propeller Gourmet Foods

straw.jpgStraw Propeller manufactures artisan cereal cups served in innovative grab-and-go containers as a warm hug in a cup. They offer 21 unique flavors all made with all-natural, non-GMO, kosher and gluten free ingredients. They recently launched a new Pineapple Coconut flavor as well as their global savory line just in time for summer! These lunchtime edibles include such flavors as Indian Curry, Moroccan Spice and Tuscan Herb.

Straw Propeller also believes in giving back to its community in meaningful ways. Throughout the year, Straw Propeller gives financial contributions, creates volunteer opportunities and makes product donations to a variety of charitable organizations and causes.

Check them out on the show floor in booth #900 at Coffee Fest Chicago to discover all their innovative flavors! 

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