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CoffeeCon 2015 NYC

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Make sure to download our CoffeeCon 2015 mobile app! It has the full schedule for the day, information on all of the days’ exhibitors, and bios of the speakers. You can also post photos, share comments, and receive updates throughout the day from the CoffeeCon event team.

To download the app, follow these three simple steps:
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Open Yapp; on iOS, tap “I’ve Been Invited to a Yapp” to load the app. On Android, the CoffeeCon 2015 app will automatically load once Yapp is opened.

Speakers & Schedule

The Coffee World’s top Beans share their knowledge and skills


lizclayton Speakers & Schedule

Liz Clayton

Liz Clayton is a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer specializing in coffee. She serves as associate editor for coffee news website, and is a regular contributor on all things coffee and beyond to publications including Edible Manhattan, Fresh Cup Magazine, Imbibe, Kinfolk, and more. Her first book, a photographic tour of the best coffee shops in the world, came out in 2013 on Tokyo’s Presspop imprint. It’s called Nice Coffee Time, and she would like you to have one.

chris Speakers & Schedule

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor was a customer of his favorite chocolate shop, Li-Lac, which began making delicious chocolates in the 1920s. Having moved from its original 80 year location, Li-Lac was in need of new owners and Chris joined Anthony Cirone and Master Chocolater Anwar Khoder in ensuring that the wonderful heritage and recipes of this renown firm would be continued. Li-Lac relocated to Brookyn’s Sunset Park in 2014. Chris is happy to share his story of Chocolate enthusiast to entrepreneur and his knowledge of chocolate, accompanied by generous tastings to reach his audience.

Charlie Paris Urnex 1 Speakers & Schedule

Charlie Paris

Urnex is dedicated to keeping all coffeemaker equipment clean. Charlie presents an insightful and thorough tour through all the potential pitfalls of our coffee brewing gear. His class at CoffeeCon LA was jammed and that’s because he keeps it entertaining, while presenting practical easy tips to keep your coffee makers in good condition.

kyleramage Speakers & Schedule

Kyle Ramage

Mahlkonig represents the highest end of tech in the Coffee grinding. They have sent someone who knows more about coffee bean surgery than practically anyone else alive. Grinding is the final frontier of most people’s home brewing rig. Discover why at Kyle’s grinding class and hear his technology predictions at The Future of Coffee panel discussion.

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Jesse Harriott

Jesse Harriott just started Copper Kettle Coffee Roasting in Ithaca, New York. He’s co-founder of America’s Best Coffeehouse competition and an award-winning barista. He’ll be teaching our Hario Cone classes.

ashleyrodriguez Speakers & Schedule

Ashley Rodriguez

Author Ashley Rodriguez thought that she’d take a break from teaching middle school science and putz around in a coffee shop for a few months. She ended up digging it way more than teaching (and was vaguely better at it). Come say hi to her at Variety in Brooklyn. Ashley is instructing our Siphon class, the one that everyone says is most beautiful but scares them away. She will soothe and show us how to achieve coffee bliss using this method.

Oren Speakers & Schedule

Oren Bloostein

Oren Bloostein entered coffee roasting because he couldn’t stand corporate structure. This was 1984, and the pioneer days of Specialty Coffee. He roasted, sold, brewed and delivered fresh roasted beans. Oren’s Daily Roast is a New York City institution and he still stays unique with his emphasis on selling fresh beans and coffee brewing equipment in every store location. He’s part of our Future of Coffee panel.

selimvural Speakers & Schedule

Selim Vural

Selim Vural is founder of interior design & architecture firm Studio Vural, which specializes in designing things like coffee shops. Selim studied in Istanbul where he was exposed to a Bauhaus model education while studying Byzantine & Ottoman masterpieces. He currently is designing 2 espresso bars. Selim lives with his wife and young son in Brooklyn. He will be offering in-depth instruction on the Turkish coffee method, the method voted on its way to becoming very popular in the US.

carolinebell Speakers & Schedule

Caroline Bell

Caroline Bell is the Co-Founder and CEO of Café Grumpy. Founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2005, Café Grumpy is an independently owned coffee company with an in-house coffee roastery and six cafe locations throughout New York City. Caroline is a licensed Q Grader. Café Grumpy is member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, Alliance for Coffee Excellence, National Coffee Association, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and is a Certified Brooklyn-Made Company.

DrewZent Speakers & Schedule

Drew Zent

Drew joined La Minita in 2001 and works directly with our green coffee projects in Sumatra and Costa Rica. He is also responsible for working directly with many of roaster clients in development of their coffee offerings including menu development and blends. He has extensive experience in the development of coffee extracts for various uses. He was a member of the SCAA Membership committee from 2002-2004 and has presented to clients in many different countries about La Minita and our sustainable efforts.

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George Howell - Keynote Speaker

George Howell founded Coffee Connection in Cambridge, MA in 1974. He grew Coffee Connection into 24 company-owned stores throughout New England, and sold his high-quality popular coffee company to Starbucks in 1994. After being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Specialty Coffee Association of America in 1996, he returned to coffee-traveling world-wide, and in 1997 worked on models of economic sustainability for coffee farmers for the United Nations and the International Coffee Organization. This led directly to the co-founding of the 1999 Cup Of Excellence program, designed to help break the commodity/price cycle in the specialty coffee industry. Howell, educated at Yale University, lives in Wayland, MA, and travels extensively to coffee producing farms. In 2004 he created George Howell Coffee, which specializes in single estate coffees and pioneers in raising quality coffee standards to much higher levels. In 2007 Howell was awarded the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s highest honor, the Better Coffee World Award. George recently returned to his cafe roots opening his first cafe, George Howell Coffee, in Newtwonville, MA.

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Kevin Sinnott

Kevin Sinnott is best-selling coffee author and blogger at He became known after publishing objective coffee brewer reviews, realizing brewers are the hardware to coffee beans’ software. He is CoffeeCon’s creator and host and co-presenter of Creating a Home Brewing Coffee Experience workshop.