2011 Northwest Coffee Festival

The Seattle Center hosted the 2011 Northwest Coffee Festival over Father’s Day weekend (June 18 and 19).

2011 Northwest Coffee Festival at The Seattle Center

2011 Northwest Coffee Festival at The Seattle Center

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters was one of the featured roasters at the Manual Brew Bar.

Brian Meyers at the Batdorf & Bronson Brew Bar

Brian Meyers at the Batdorf & Bronson Brew Bar

We had some amazing coffees:

Guatemala Antigua Finca El Valle
Kenya AA Top Auction Lot Kiunyu
Timbales Organic
Dancing Goats
Dancing Goats Decaf

Each of these stellar selections was featured hot and iced, fresh brewed by hand using Chemex brewers. This weekend’s Batdorf & Bronson baristas were:
Dan Graham, Wholesale Trainer
Sandra Hall,
South Sound Sales and Support
Emily Jackson, Roaster and Retail Trainer
Brian Meyers, Roaster and Production Manager
Marcus Young
, Portland Evangelist

Neil Oney Celebrates Fine Coffee as Emily Jackson and Brian Meyers Brew Chemex Magic

Neil Oney Celebrates Fine Coffee as Emily Jackson and Brian Meyers Brew Chemex Magic

Consumer focused (versus Trade) shows are always great events, and allow us to talk about coffee with an engaged group of consumers. The Northwest Coffee Festival organizers should be commended for putting together a fantastic program featuring some of Puget Sound’s best coffee companies and drawing a huge crowd to celebrate fine coffee.

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In addition to working the booth Emily Jackson participated in Saturday’s latte art throwdown on the festival stage and Marcus Young judged the informal competition which showcased the pouring skills of some of the country’s top baristas.

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