Today at Expo: April 14, 2019

Today’s Highlights

WCC Award Announcements

After finishing their final routine of the competition, the six finalists of the WBC and the WBrC will take the stage one last time as the results are announced and this year’s World Barista and World Brewers Cup Champions are crowned. You won’t want to miss this! WBrC Stage, 2:30 PM; WBC Stage, 3:30 PM.

Official After-Party

Celebrate the close of this year’s World Coffee Championships and a successful Expo at the Official After-Party, hosted by the Barista Guild and World Coffee Events! Free entry is available by showing your show pass and ID at the door, and we recommend arriving sooner rather than later – this event is always popular. The party, at the Royale Boston, starts at 9:00 PM and goes until the small hours of the morning: 21+ only, 279 Tremont Street, Boston.  

Lecture: Innovative Problem Solving: A Design Thinking Approach

Learn about the process that designers use to extract, teach, learn, and apply knowledge: Design Thinking! The approach supports business and community leaders in utilizing empathy to build a better understanding of their team or community, challenge assumptions, and reject basic solutions for a more inclusive, diverse, and culturally-fit organization. Room 253B, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.  

Workshop: Identifying Organic Acids

Organic acids are some of the most important and influential flavor compounds in coffee. By deepening knowledge of chemistry behind taste, coffee professionals can better describe the product to their customers and have a better understanding of the chemistry behind the sensory experience. Suited for all skill levels. Room 208, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

 
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Lectures @ Expo

SESSION 1 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

  • 251 | What Do We Know About Diversification? Engaged Research to Learn What Works and Why

  • 252A | Choosing Emission Control Equipment for Your Roaster

  • 252B | Spent Coffee Grounds - Valorisation Beyond the Lab Bench

  • 253A | Can (and Should) the Coffee Sector Make a Zero Deforestation Commitment?

  • 253B | Building, Retaining, and Growing Your Company’s A-Team!

  • 254A | Power, Privilege & Responsibility: The Socioeconomic Landscape Between Coffee Buyers & Producers

  • 254B | The Yin to Your Yang: Understanding Why Specialty Tea is an Essential Part of Any Third-Wave Coffee Shop

SESSION 2 | 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM

  • 251: The Seven Seeds of Social Enterprise: Using Your Coffee Business for Social Good

  • 252A: Meeting Global Clean Air Requirements

  • 252B: Exploration of Art and Chemistry of Coffee Roasting

  • 253A: Genetic Improvement of Cup Quality: Latest Developments

  • 253B: Innovative Problem Solving: A Design Thinking Approach

  • 253C: Physics for Espresso

  • 254A: Implications of Cost of Specialty Coffee Farming in Colombia

SESSION 3 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

  • 251: From Conflict to Coffee: Overcoming Barriers for Coffee Growers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • 252A: The Neglected Third Pillar of Sustainability

  • 252B: More than Mochas: Exploring Coffee and Chocolate Together

  • 253A: Coffee & Collaboration: A Success Story from Peru

  • 253B: The Olfactory System, an Underrated Sense

  • 253C: The Impact of Water Quality on Espresso Chemistry

  • 254A: East African Quality Innovation

  • 254B: We Have Been Here Before: Why the History of Coffee Matters Today

 

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Schedule of Events

  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Expo Registration Open | Registration (Level 1)

  • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Coffee Skills Program & Workshops | 205-210, RM050

  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | SCA Lecture Series | 251-255 (Level 2)

  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM | Activities Hall Open | Activities Hall (Level 0)

  • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM | World Brewers Cup, Finals Round | WBrC Stage (Activities Hall)

  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | World Barista Championship, Finals Round | WBC Stage (Activities Hall)

  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Exhibit Hall Open | Exhibit Hall (Level 0)

  • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Shuttle Service to Logan Airport | SE, Level 0

  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | World Brewers Cup, Finalist Announcements | WBrC Stage (Activities Hall)   

  • 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM | World Barista Championship, Finalist Announcements | WBC Stage (Activities Hall)

  • 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM | Official Barista Guild Party, hosted by Barista Guild and World Coffee Events | Royale Boston, 279 Tremont St      

Education @ Expo: Coffee Skills Program and Workshops

  • 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Exploring Espresso Profiles | 210A

  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Dissecting Your Bar Equipment | 205B

  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM | The Language of Green Coffee Buying | 209

  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Heat Transfer and the Roasting Machine | RM050

  • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Identifying Organic Acids | 208

  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Analyzing Roast Profiles for Desired Sweetness | 205A

  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Introduction to Coffee | 206A/B

 

Cupping Exchange

  • 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM | SABCOMEED Agriculture Company DMCC | 204A

  • 8:30 AM - 10:15 AM | International Women’s Coffee Alliance | 204B

  • 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM | Coffee Resilient for Central America Project | 204A

  • 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Mercanta North America | 204B

  • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM | Fincas Mierisch | 204B

Shuttle service to logan airport

The Silver Line express bus service to Logan Airport from the BCEC will run every 15 minutes from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM from Southeast Level 0. Guests can buy single ride passes onsite at the Sliver Line Booth located Southeast Level 0, at the discounted cash rate of US$2.50.

 
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