SCAA's Annual Exposition and the National Barista Competition

Specialty Coffee Association of America is having their

3RD ANNUAL SCAA SYMPOSIUM: THE EXECUTIVE SERIES
in Houston, Tx this weekend paired with the
23rd ANNUAL SCAA EXPOSITION
AND THE NATIONAL BARISTA COMPETITION!

This is a big weekend in the specialty coffee world, and our coffee sourcer of our La Armonia Hermosa coffee, Les Stoneham, is taking a front seat. He's been able to listen to some of the most forward thinking people in coffee, and sit down and have a delicious dinner with them. We hope that he has a lot of fun and learns a lot!

SCAA Annual Exposisiton 2009

SCAA's Annual Exposition 2009 and the World Barista Championships are complete. The entire Vienna Coffee Company staff closed up shop and headed down to Atlanta Georgia on friday to enjoy a full weekend of coffee. A great time was had by all! At the World Barista Championship, the UK National Champion, Gwilym Davies took home the World WBC Champion's trophy. His performance was awesome and very creative! Representing the US, Michael Phillips took home the third place trophy. Michael is a friend of Les Stoneham and Jamie. He runs the Intelligensia Coffee Shop, only 7 blocks from Jamie's home and office in Chicago.

John Attended 4 days of the event and learned a bunch. John said, "The most interesting was the Roaster's Guild Certification course about processing methods for green coffee in the producing countries. The ChE (chemical engineer) in me loves to learn about the machines and chemistry involved."

This week's deal pertains to see if you were reading the blog last week. Answer this question correctly and recieve a 2oz bag of coffee.

How many years has the SCAA annual Exposition be going on??

WEEKLY DEAL: Time of reflection


As we say goodbye to 2008, we would like to reflect on what has happened at Vienna Coffee Company this past year...

  • We activated Vienna Coffee's online storefront and are continually adding new items to our storefront (like Harney and Son's Fine Teas)
  • We were happy to add Katie Carroway to VCC family, and sad to see her leave to go to the University of Chattanooga for school.
  • John attends SCAA conference in Minneapolis and Roaster's Guild in Silver Lake where he met new friends and peers who are interested in coffee.
  • We are happy to add Erin to the VCC family as a packaging associate and roaster apprentice.
  • We evaluated our spacial needs at the roastery and decided to extend our lease for 2 years and elected to go vertical for storage needs.
  • We buy our new 35 kilo Roaster.
  • We add Directly and fairly traded La Armonía Hermosa and Fair Trade/Organic Café Femenino Peru/Mexican Coffee to our list of fine specialty coffees we offer.
  • We start an email/newsletter campaign. Click here if you would like to be added to our mailing list for, promotions, new, coffee facts, etc.
  • We add Jamie as Design and Marketing Associate, but she is leaving and will be working for VCC from Chicago.
FOR THE WEEKLY DEAL WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR REFLECTIONS ON 2008 AND YOU CAN RECIEVE A FREE 2 oz BAG OF ANY COFFEE, IF YOU COME INTO THE ROASTERY OR LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE BLOG.