Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Coffee Talk with the Coffee Experts @ SMX

As one of the country’s forefronts in the coffee business, The Philippine Barista and Coffee Academy would like to invite you to a Two-day Seminar-Forum with Business Consultation sessions to be facilitated by their American partners and coffee industry experts, Bruce Milletto and Matt Milletto from the AMERICAN BARISTA & COFFEE SCHOOL in Portland, Oregon. PBCA is proud to bring to the Philippines the icons of the specialty coffee trade for a once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

The event will take place at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City. The schedule of activities of this special event is as follows:

Bruce Milleto:

August 1, 2012 (Wednesday)

Room 12  10:00 AM – 12:00 PM  ‘Global Specialty Coffee Trends: The US Northwest Experience'
Room 12    1:00 PM –   3:00 PM    ‘The 12 Essentials to Success in Coffee Retail Trade’

August 2, 2012 (Thursday)

Room 12   10:00 PM – 1200 PM     One-On-One Business Consultation Session* (4 slots)
                   1:30 PM – 3:00 PM        Continuation of Consultancy session (3 slots)

*Get the chance to have a 30-minute one-on-one consultancy session with Mr. Bruce Milletto. Due to the limited slots available for this session however, PBCA will fill in the slots on a first-come, first-served basis i.e. slots will be awarded to those who will reserve and pay first until all slots are completed.

Mr. Bruce Milletto is recognized in the coffee industry internationally as “the voice of the specialty coffee industry”. Mr. Bruce Milletto is the President of Bellisimo Coffee InfoGroup, a specialty coffee advising company with more than 25 years experience as the industry leader in coffee education and consultancy. He is also the founder and President of the American Barista & Coffee School, the premier professional facility in the world for coffee business entrepreneurs. He has been interviewed by, or quoted in: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Newsweek, 60 Minutes, Kiplinger’s, Starbucks Annual Report, Forbes, the Economist, Harvard Management Update, Crain’s Business Review, the Seattle Times, the Oregonian, the Washington Post, Business Week and Entrepreneur. 

Matt Milleto:

August 1 , 2012

Room 13   9:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Advanced Barista Techniques and Methodology
August 2, 2012 (Thursday)

Room 13   9:00 AM – 2:00 PM  Advanced Barista Techniques and Methodology (continuation)
              2:00 PM – 4:00 PM   Barista Exchange and Membership Sign-ups

Matt Milletto has extensive experience in retail coffee, and has managed multiple coffeehouses. Matt has personally trained more than 1500 new coffee retail business owners and barista trainers/managers over the past 10 years. He regularly speaks at Coffee Fest, SCAA, and other industry tradeshows and has been quoted in numerous newspapers and industry magazines, including the Wall Street Journal.
Matt has sat on the SCAA Training Committee for a number of years, and is a certified USBC barista competition judge. He is also the founder of BaristaExchange.com  He is also a head judge for all CoffeeFest Latte Art Competitions.
You can  register via coffeeschoolasia.webs.com/downloadable-forms. For more info (esp on seminar fees), please contact Philippine Barista and Coffee Academy at tel numbers +6325707649 / mobile +639237155312 or email them at phil.barista@pbca.com.ph or phil.barista@yahoo.com.  Visit their website, as well... coffeeschoolasia.webs.com.

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