(PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, 817 W Davis St. Dallas, Texas. will play host to the 2012 grand finale installment of Barista Nation on Monday, November 5, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Barista Nation is a regional specialty coffee event providing coffee professionals the latest in coffee education, innovation, and infrastructure relating to all things specialty coffee. Barista Nation has grown quite a following in previous host cities San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Tokyo, and Paris. This is the first time Barista Nation has ventured South, and there is a lot of buzz brewing in the local and neighboring coffee communities.
Barista Nation will feature numerous highly respected specialty coffee industry guest speakers, such as Tom Vincent, President and Director of Coffee Education at Texas Coffee School (http://www.texascoffeeschool.com). Tom Vincent has been invited to be a speaker at nearly every single Barista Nation since its inception, and has become known as one of the “must attend” coffee education sessions of Barista Nation.
Tom Vincent is most widely known for his role in founding Texas Coffee School, in Arlington, Texas where he and his staff train baristas, teach consumer coffee classes, and offer Coffee Business Classes and consulting for those looking to start a coffee shop business.
“I’m so thrilled that Barista Nation is finally in Texas! I see all the good this event has done in the local coffee communities of past host cities, and I’m so excited to finally have it in my home city. These events are designed to be approachable for baristas and coffee professionals at any experience level.
Our goal is to give local coffee communities access to the most current thinking and tools through sessions presented by highly respected coffee professionals locally and abroad. It’s not a top down talking kind of event where ‘important’ people preach at you all day. It’s quite the opposite! All sessions are treated as open forum discussions and hands on learning opportunities. The overall attitude of Barista Nation is ‘No Barista Left Behind’. I love this, and I’m so honored to have been asked to be apart of it!”
Other notable Barista Nation speakers include Lorenzo Perkins – a top ten finalist in the 2012 United States Barista Championship, Ernesto Menendez – winning coffee farmer of the 2012 El Salvador Cup of Excellence, Sauro Dall'Aglio – Italian Cup Champion 2008, Brent Hall of S&D Coffee (formerly of Counter Culture Coffee), Shannon Neffendorf owner of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters, and many more!
For more information on Tom Vincent or his upcoming speaking engagement at Barista Nation, log on to http://www.texascoffeeschool.com/, or call Texas Coffee School at 682-710-1320.