Espresso and Latte Art Training

Last month we had a record month and some exciting new classes. Les Stoneham held an Espresso and Latte Art Class on December 28th. The turn out was great with people from all over the world!

For the first half of the class, Les instructed all of the students on the history, agriculture methods, and what goes into pouring the perfect shot of espresso. Here is a short snapshot of this section of the class...

The second half of the class, the participants were divided into two groups. One group enjoyed some tasty treats (some people asked for these recipes, please check back soon. I'll post them in a later post) and learned how to create a latte on some of the high quality home espresso machines VCC has to offer (Nuova Simonelli Oscar, and Rancillo Silva). The second group was with Les again learning hands-on how to pour the perfect cappuccino, latte art included. With a sampling of our Little River Style Espresso and our Fair Trade Thunderhead Espresso, Each student was given the chance to pull their own shot and enjoy their own handmade drinks off of our Nuova Simonelli Appia compact commercial espresso machine. Then the two groups rotated. The class was incredibly enjoyable and informational with participants from all walks of their "coffee journey."

It was such a success that John has decided to make this training a seasonal training. If you are interested in attending the next class please don't hesitate to call or email us for more information. We have not planned the next event yet, but please check back soon.

Foothills Fall Festival

Two weekends ago was the 10th annual Maryville's Foothills Fall Festival where talents like Alan Jackson and Rodney Atkins performed at Theater in the Park in Maryville, Tennessee. The festival also features more than 85 Artists and Craftsmen in the ArtWay Show and a family adventure land for great famly fun.

Vienna Coffee Company happily supplied their Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee to the VIPs and backstage talents, hands and volunteers. It was quite a chilly fall weekend, so the coffee definitely was in high demand. It was a great festival, and we were all very excited to be a part of it.

How did we get started?

Vienna Coffee Company was created out of self-defense. A native of Eastern Tennessee, I lived in California long enough to get a taste for some of the world's finest coffees. On moving back to Tennessee, I couldn't find any easily-accessible sources locally, so I decided to learn about crafting my own. Because I have an engineering background, the processes, timing and so on, made sense to me.

And Vienna Coffee Company was born!