Bloom 2018 in Providence, Rhode Island. Photos courtesy of Sierra Hatcher (SCA).
In its fourth iteration, Barista Guild’s Bloom event unveils a new tour format that brings coffee professionals and thought leaders together in four cities across the United States throughout June.
Previously a one-day event, each stop in the 2019 Bloom Tour will feature a program of speakers and panels focused on topics relevant to the craft coffee community, with an interactive discussion between speakers and attendees following each talk.
The Bloom Tour kicks off June 17 in Atlanta, hosted by Counter Culture Coffee, then heads to Washington, D.C., June 19, hosted by Small Planes Roastery, and Salt Lake City, June 24, hosted by Campos Coffee, before wrapping up June 26 in Los Angeles, hosted by Coffee Manufactory.
More than 20 speakers will participate in the tour, with featured speakers including Diana Mnatsakanyan-Sapp (Atlanta), Adam JacksonBey (Washington, D.C.), Eugene Kim (Salt Lake City), and Michelle Johnson (Los Angeles). Coffee Master New York 2017 Erika Vonie, along with Chad Robertson and Chris Jordan of Tartine Bakery and Coffee Manufactory, will appear in all four cities.
Bloom is dedicated to providing resources and inspiration to baristas who can benefit from networking, educational experiences, and opportunities for professional growth. Speakers, panelists, and more information can be found at www.BloomEvent.org.