Brewtown Smackdown - Latte Art Competition
Apr.
23
5:30 pm17:30

Brewtown Smackdown - Latte Art Competition

Brewtown Newtown an iconic cafe located in the heart of Newtown Sydney will be hosting a “Latte Art Smackdown” on Tuesday evening the 23rd April 2019.

The evening is completely free and is about bringing the coffee community together with help from their supporting partners and promoting the reopening of Brewtown Newtown after a horrific fire tore through the premises back in October 2018.

Entrants will be provided with Brewtown’s famous Brewtown Coffee with a mix of South Coast milk, Almond Breeze and Minor Figures milk on hand for each round.


Prizes
1st - $500 cash, Minor Figures Gift Pack (Special Edition) & a signed Jibbi Jug.
2nd - Minor Figures Gift Pack (Special Edition)

COMPETITOR TICKETS RELEASED 1ST APRIL (via eventbrite)
- Free Entry
- 16 Competitor Positions

Competition Judges;
Jibbi Little - Australian Barista Champion 2019
Nawar Adra - Owner & Operator of Collective Roasting Solutions
Tom Hespe - Coffee Educator & Consultant

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CRS Education Course: Introduction to Roasting Coffee (Two Day Intensive Course)
May
4
to 5 May

CRS Education Course: Introduction to Roasting Coffee (Two Day Intensive Course)

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800.00
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If you're a barista who wants to develop their career in coffee, a cafe owner who wants to roast their own, or a coffee enthusiast who is seeking a career change, this course is designed for you! We are a collective community roasting site that fosters a nurturing learning environment for our industry and have created a culture of diversity, inclusivity and creativity.

Our roasting course is divided in to a 2 day comprehensive course, this is to ensure that everyone has a hands-on experience and can be personally engaged throughout the learning process.

OUR PROMISE

The skills of a professional roaster are obtained through hours upon hours of practice, dedication and on-going training. There is no quick fix to becoming a skilled, knowledgable roaster. What we CAN DO is give you a solid foundation and understanding of what is involved in the role of a coffee roaster and the information (combined with hands-on roasting experience) to begin your journey. We will give you the relevant information and practical skills that you will need to become a skilled roaster. These exercises are designed to give you a complete overview of the roasting process and practical hands-on experience. In this class you will understand what skills are needed, why they are important and how each decision in the roasting process effects the final outcome of your coffee.

Finish the Two Day Intensive Roasting Course with your very own coffeeroasted by you.

IMPORTANT: If you can not attend the class your ticket can be redeemed with a future class. The 'Two Day Intensive Roasting Course' class will occur monthly.
*subject to availability (other events or public holidays)


COURSE TRAINERS:

Nawar Adra - Founder of Collective Roasting Solutions & Stitch Coffee Roasters
Nameru Upretee - Head Roaster at Stitch Coffee Roasters | QC & Head Trainer at Collective Roasting Solutions

COURSE OUTLINE

Knowledge Theory
Understanding The Seed
Harvesting & Green Coffee

- Harvesting Processes
- Contemporary Processes
- Fermentation Processes
Climate & It’s Impact
Coffee Roasting
- Elements/Variables
- Processes
Understanding Technologies
Sample Roasting
Cupping

Practical Exercises
Cupping
Sample Roasting
Batch Roasting


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Can You Taste The Roasting System - Anne Cooper (Roastress Coops)
May
18
12:00 pm12:00

Can You Taste The Roasting System - Anne Cooper (Roastress Coops)

'Can You Taste the Roasting System'
This workshop is beneficial to ALL ROASTERS but is targeted toward Intermediate to Advanced Roasters.

Ticket: $400 per person
Limited tickets available.

A 4-Hour workshop & research project presented & designed for SCA Roasters Guild by Anne Cooper.

WHO IS ANNE COOPER (aka Roastress Coops)?

Anne Cooper in association with Rob Hoos has been conducting research to answer the question commonly asked by roasters as they change roasting machinery, whether due to their business scaling up, moving to a new brand/model or using someone elses machinery as they undergo repairs.

Anne's research was born in order to prove that you can't taste the difference, it is the profile that influences flavour, not the machine. This workshop is aimed to help intermediate to advanced roasters better understand their roasting systems, but it is beneficial to all in understanding;

  • How to match profiles across multiple different roasting machines.

  • Information regarding upgrading to new machinery in your roastery.

  • Understanding/Discussing roasting techniques & theories.

We will begin the workshop with a triangulation tasting, tasting samples of the same coffee roasted on three different machines with the exact same profile and gauge your thoughts. We will then explore roasting techniques and theories, with a live demonstration performing practical roasting between a Probat and Loring system.

This workshop is ensured to be insightful, educational and informative.

This workshop is in the lead-up to Collective Roasting Solutions' 'Roaster Smackdown 2019'.
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“Will the customer taste the difference if it is roasted on a different machine?”
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Collective Roasting Solutions Event Volunteer Signup
Mar.
28
4:30 pm16:30

Collective Roasting Solutions Event Volunteer Signup

Collective Roasting Solutions are planning for bigger, more exciting events and educational workshops for the coffee community throughout 2019. This means that we need to recruit more volunteers to help us run the show.

If you love coffee and would like to get involved, we would love to have you on board.

In return you will get free seasonal CRS merchandise, be a VIP on our mailing list, get priority pass to our free events and cupping, plus discounts on CRS hosted classes and workshops.

Book your free ticket to sign up and we will keep you up-to-date on our future events and how you can be a part of our events.

BOOK HERE

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International Women's Day Cupping & Trivia - MTC
Mar.
9
10:00 am10:00

International Women's Day Cupping & Trivia - MTC

Do you like coffee? Do you like trivia? Do you want to break down stereotypes and gendered roles to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities? Yes, then great!

MTC Group, Same Cup and Collective Roasting Solutions would like to invite you to join us on March 8th for a Coffee Cupping Trivia night of fun. Hosted at CRS in Alexandria, Sydney.

This year's International Women's Day theme is #MorePowerfulTogether to recognises the important role we all play as women, men, non-binary and gender diverse people. Come along to celebrate and reflect how far we have come and slurp some coffees that support gender equity in growing communities.

Channel your inner Beyonce Knowledge and bring your Grade 1, AA game. 

All proceeds for this #MorePowerfulTogether event will be donated to Same Cup, dedicated to creating more diversity and inclusion in positions of influence and power across the specialty coffee industry.

We will be cupping the following MTC women's empowerment coffees on the evening:

  • Indonesia Ratu Ketiara Gayo (RKG) FTO Specialty Grade Wet Hulled

  • Indonesia Flores Laga Lizu Marselina Washed

  • Malawi Phoka Hills Women’s Coffee Washed

Don't miss out get your tickets today!

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Burundi Cupping presented by Origin Traders & Raw Material
Feb.
22
10:00 am10:00

Burundi Cupping presented by Origin Traders & Raw Material

Burundi Cupping presented by Origin Coffee Traders and Raw Material hosted by Collective Roasting Solutions.

All coffees are sourced from Northern Burundi from the Kayanza and Ngozi Regions.

This cupping will feature 11 coffees (7 washed, 3 honey, 1 natural) S: 86-90;

  1. Rugori - Washed

  2. Rubagabaga - Washed

  3. Masha - Washed

  4. Gahahe - Washed

  5. Gahahe - Honey

  6. Gakenke - Washed

  7. Gakenke - Honey

  8. Butegana - Washed

  9. Butegana - Honey

  10. Businde - Washed

  11. Businde - Natural

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SCB Ethiopia's Finest Speciality Green
Feb.
14
10:00 am10:00

SCB Ethiopia's Finest Speciality Green

Jason Kew of Sydney Coffee Business has recently returned from his travels in December throughout many of Ethiopia's smaller coffee producers. He has brought back quite a selection with him for cupping, this is a public cupping and all coffees are available for purchase green bean. If you would like to express interest in purchasing any of the green after the cupping, please contact Jason Kew or one of the CRS staff at the event.

All coffees grown at elevations of 2180-2310 meters above sea level, varietals Heirloom, grading: G1, traceable by region, owner or farm/washing stations/dry mills names, processing methods as per written.

Coffees;

1. Dumerso Specialty Microlot G1 Q1 Natural
2. Kaffa Kebele G1 Washed
3. Limu Holland Fair Chain G1 Washed
4. Konga Abeyoit G1 Q1 Washed
5. Guji Texton G1 Washed
6. Gelenabaya Bochessi G1 Washed
7. Guji Ardent G1 Washed
8. Guji Ardent G1 Natural
9. Sidamo Bensa Argaw G1 Washed
10. Sidamo Bensa Argaw G1 Natural

RESERVE YOUR CUPPING SPOON -> CLICK HERE

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A Taste of Brazil with O'Coffee Estate - Langdon Coffee Merchants
Feb.
13
10:00 am10:00

A Taste of Brazil with O'Coffee Estate - Langdon Coffee Merchants

  • Collective Roasting Solutions (map)
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We will be cupping coffees with Langdon Coffee Merchant's Brazilian supplier, O'Coffee who have landed in Sydney for MICE 2019. This is a great opportunity to hear about origin directly from the suppliers and taste what they currently have on offer.

O'Coffee is from Pedregulho, a city in the interior of the State of São Paulo located in Alta Mogiana Region, coffee production is extremely favoured due to altitude, climate and temperature. It is famous for having one of the finest terroirs for the production of specialty coffees.

Cutting-edge field technology and the best agricultural practices guarantee the cultivation of high quality coffee varieties. With selective, manual and mechanical harvesting, O’Coffee has a modern milling center to prepare 14 different coffees – including various natural, pulped natural (honey process), fully washed, microlots and blends.

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Roasting Masterclass with Scott Rao
Feb.
4
2:00 am02:00

Roasting Masterclass with Scott Rao

Scott Rao, coffee consultant & author is coming to Sydney to teach a masterclass in roasting. Scott is the author of The Professional Barista's HandbookEverything but Espresso, and The Coffee Roaster's Companion. This masterclass is unlike any other offered in the world. Whether you are a novice roaster or a veteran with decades of experience, you will leave with plenty of useful new ideas and methods to implement at your roastery. 

The class will include: 

  • Three hours of lecture and Q&A

  • Cupping and curve analysis of the "Roast Defect Kit" to demonstrate good, baked, and underdeveloped roasts. 

  • Methods to manage ROR curves

  • Advanced methods to prevent ROR crashes and flicks

  • How to modify roasting machines for better performance. 

  • Pro tips to get the most out of Cropster and other roasting software. 

  • How to adapt various strategies to different types of machines. 

“Bring all of your curiosity and most pressing questions. I guarantee your satisfaction or your ticket is free!” - Scott Rao

Read more about Scott Rao here

Purchase tickets via Eventbrite.

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The Rwanda Cup: Women of Dukunde Kawa
Jan.
31
10:00 am10:00

The Rwanda Cup: Women of Dukunde Kawa

FREE ENTRY

Join Melbourne Coffee Merchants and Collective Roasting Solutions for THE RWANDA CUP - a fun and entertaining evening raising money for the women of the Dukunde Kawa co-operative. Come along to compete in a cup tasting tournament, play games, share some beers and support an amazing cause!

$10 TO COMPETE

$5 BEERS

$5 RAFFLE

DELICIOUS COFFEES

AWESOME PRIZES

GREAT CAUSE!

All proceeds will be donated towards building a community room for the women of the Dukunde Kawa co-operative in Northern Rwanda. 

Many of the female coffee producers of Dukunde Kawa are also talented weavers, and during the off season (and on days they are not harvesting coffee) they weave incredible baskets that they sell at local markets. Currently this is done outside due to lack of space. Having a dedicated room will protect them from the elements, provide storage space for their equipment and supplies and, importantly, allow the women to connect and support each other. Read more about this project here.

RSVP via Eventbrite HERE.

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2018 World AeroPress Championship, Sydney
Nov.
18
7:00 am07:00

2018 World AeroPress Championship, Sydney

Start the barbie! The world's biggest coffee competition is heading to Sydney!

Teaming up with local favourite, Single O, the free-wheeling A.F. 2018 World AeroPress Championship (W.A.C) will be held at COMMUNE, Sydney on Saturday 17 November.

Having defeated thousands of counterparts in their countries, 60 national champions will battle for the title of ‘2018 World AeroPress Champion’ on the day.

If you love a good coffee (and an even better party), come grab FREE tinnies from Moon Dog and enjoy an obligatory Australian sausage sizzle with a bit of a world twist - think Bunnings but with delicious gourmet sausages concocted by Aussie chefs; Stuart Toon from Rocker,Palisa Anderson from Boon Cafe and Nick Smith from Rising Sun Workshop.


Taste the world's very best AeroPress coffee made by champions on the brew bar and sip 'spros from the Modbar

Tunes all day & entertainment from emcees Michelle Johnson and Marcus Boni. Plus there will probably be some prizes... or plenty of prizes. Come one, come all!

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SAME CUP Launch Party
Nov.
17
10:00 am10:00

SAME CUP Launch Party

To kick off the creation and incredible reception of SAME CUP, we want to invite you to a cheeky launch party!

We all know how important it is to network in this coffee game - it’s probably one of the best things you can do to progress your career. Keeping that in mind we want to facilitate a great opportunity for you to build your professional network, learn a thing or two from esteemed coffee professionals and level up your personal and professional development.

  • Watch or compete in our first ever IRON CHEF sig bev competition (6 entrants only)

  • Meet and greet with industry mentors from the areas of roasting, competition baristas, green bean, wholesale, cafe owner and coffee culture influencers

  • Question time for mentors via an interactive interface

  • Meet the creators and corporate sponsors of SAME CUP

  • Snacks, drinks and coffee available

  • Insane opportunities for you to network, network, network!

  • Limited edition fiirst run merch available to buy

  • Raffle prizes!

FULL EVENT PROGRAM SOON TO BE ANNOUNCED

This event is open TO EVERYONE - but the focus of the event and indeed the organisation is to empower, educate and support all minority groups - especially women and queer folk and enhance their career and visibility in the coffee industry.

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Lets Cup Ethiopia MCM x CRS
Nov.
16
10:00 am10:00

Lets Cup Ethiopia MCM x CRS

MCM x CRS CUPPING - 'Let's Cup Ethiopia'

Next Thursday Aislinn will be bringing together a collection of Ethiopian samples sourced via Melbourne Coffee Merchants and roasted by a variety of coffee roasters throughout Australia. It will be a fun night of cupping, and an opportunity to experience the exquisite and complex flavours this unique origin has to offer.

As always, the night of cupping will be followed by beers, banter and good vibes.

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Mapping a Successful 10 Year Career as a Barista
Nov.
2
8:30 am08:30

Mapping a Successful 10 Year Career as a Barista

  • 53 burrows rd Alexandria, NSW, 2015 Australia (map)
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'Mapping a Successful 10-Year Career as a Barista' will help barista's and cafe owners clearly define the path ahead for career and business development for the Professional Barista.

Your speaker for this 3 hour workshop is MAP IT FORWARD founder Lee Safar.

In this workshop you will:

  1. Receive a copy of the MAP IT FORWARD 'Barista Map'

  2. Explore the map in detail

  3. Gain a greater undersanding of how cafe owner's and barista's can conspire to each others success to create a culture rich environment

  4. Learn how to have difficult conversations within a team

  5. Discuss future career options

  6. Discuss the place of Barista competitions in a your career 

Virtual attendees will receive instruction on how to access the live (and post workshop feed) when you receive your Eventbrite order confirmation.

If you attended our recent MAP IT FORWARD Aussie tour, we will be emailing you a discount code shortly which you can use to attend in person or virtually!

Please forward questions to support@mapitforward.org

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Map it Forward - Melbourne
Oct.
20
to 23 Oct.

Map it Forward - Melbourne

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/map-it-forward-aussie-tour-2018-melbourne-tickets-49412680658

Collective Roasting Solution is proud to bring MAP IT FORWARD to Australia for the 'Professional Career & Business development In Today's Australian Coffee Industry' tour in Sydney and Melbourne.

MAP IT FORWARD is based in California and was founded by long time Australia Specialty Coffee Industry Professional Lee Safar. With the mission of "Conspiring to Each Other's Success" MAP IT FORWARD is focused on helping coffee professionals and businesses map long term careers, businesses and supply chain solutions with carefully constructed "maps" and mentors tailored to specific sectors of the industry.

This three day event will be a well rounded presentation of workshops for Baristas, Production Roasters, Cafe owners, Roastery owners, as well as anyone aspiring to be in those positions or the industry.

Tickets can be purchased for individual one day passes or a three day pass. Tickets are non-transferable and identification will need to be presented on each day to have your ticket validated.

All tickets will include admission to the kickoff party on Friday October 12 sponsored by La Marzocco Australia.

Tickets also include a catered lunch and coffee for each of the events.

The daily events schedule is below as well as the speakers for each event. Still to be announced are our panels and our panel guests.

Event Schedule:

Cafe Owners | Saturday Oct 20 (12pm - 8pm)

The presentations and panels on this day is aimed at current and future cafe owners as well as baristas and managers. This day starts later than the Roaster and Barista days to give cafe owners the opportunity to be at their shops on Saturday mornings and attend the workshop after the morning rush is done.

12:00pm - 01:00pm | Registration and Catered Lunch

01:00pm - 02:10pm | 'Mapping a business as a cafe owner' | Lee Safar

02:15pm - 03:15pm | 'Formulating The Strategy Behind Your Cafe' | Al Keating

03:30pm - 04:20pm | 'Developing a culture of accountability and Engagement' | Jared Truby

04:20pm - 04:50pm | Coffee

04:50pm - 05:20pm | Breaking down FINANCIAL HEALTH in the Cafe | Lee Safar in Conversation with Jeff Dillon (Accountant)

05:25pm - 06:30pm | Industry Panel (Topic announced soon) Moderated By Lee Safar & Jared Truby

06:30pm - 07:30pm | Questions & Close - Lee Safar & Jared Truby


Roasters | Sunday Oct 21

The presentations and panels on this day are aimed at production roasters, people who own roasteries and anyone thinking of becoming a production roaster or opening a business selling roasted coffee.

07:45am - 08:30am | Registration, Coffee & Networking

08:30am - 10:00am | Mapping a Career and Business as a Coffee Roaster' | Lee Safar & Scott Rao

10:00am - 11:10am | 'The Do's & Don'ts for building Careers and Businesses in Coffee Roasting' | Lee Safar in Conversation with Scott Rao (via video link up)

11:15am - 12:20pm | 'The Better the Culture, the Better the Sales- Everyone Wins' | Jared Truby

12:25pm - 12:55pm | 'Breaking down FINANCIAL HEALTH for a Roastery' | Lee Safar in Conversation w Jeff Dillon (Accountant)

01:00pm - 02:00pm | Catered Lunch

02:00pm - 03:00pm | Audience Panel (Topic announced soon) - Select Audience members invited to participate in panel discussion) | Moderated By Jared Truby & Lee Safar

03:05pm - 04:05pm | Industry Panel (Topic announced soon) | Moderated By Lee Safar

04:05pm - 05:00pm | Questions & Close | Lee Safar & Jared Truby
 

Baristas | Monday Oct 22

The presentations and panels on this day are aimed at baristas, cafe managers, cafe allrounders, cafe owners, future baristas and anyone thinking looking to enter into the cafe industry for the first time.

07:45am - 08:30am | Registration, Coffee & Networking

08:30am - 10:00am | Mapping a 10-Year Career as a Barista' | Lee Safar

10:00am - 11:10am | 'The Strategic Role Barista Competitions Plays in a Barista's Career' | Jared Truby in Conversation with Matt Perger

11:15am - 12:20pm | 'Be More than an Extraction' | Jared Truby

12:25pm - 12:55pm | 'Breaking down FINANCIAL HEALTH in the Cafe' | Lee Safar in Conversation w Jeff Dillon (Accountant)

01:00pm - 02:00pm | Catered Lunch

02:00pm - 03:00pm | Audience Panel (Topic announced soon) - Select Audience members invited to participate in panel discussion) | Moderated By Jared Truby & Lee Safar

03:05pm - 04:05pm | Industry Panel (Topic announced soon) | Moderated By Lee Safar

04:05pm - 05:00pm | Questions & Close | Lee Safar & Jared Truby

Our Speakers:

Lee Safar | Lee is an Australian specialty coffee industry professional of 15+ years now based in San Diego, California. She is the owner of Elixir Specialty Coffee and MAP IT FORWARD. (@leesafar)

Jared Truby | Jared is an American specialty coffee industry professional of 15+ years. He now co-owns Cat & Cloud Coffee in Santa Cruz, California. (@jtrubaca)

Scott Rao | Scott is an internationally recognised coffee book author, blogger and coffee consultant with better than average Instagram skills (@whereisscottrao). Scott is currently based in the Santa Barbara, California.

Al Keating | Al is a New Zealand specialty coffee industry professional of 15+ years. He is the CEO of Coffee Supreme in Auckland, NZ. (@alkeating)

Matt Perger | Matt is an Australian specialty coffee industry professional of 10+ years. He is the owner of Barista Hustle and its associated brands based in Melbourne, Victoria. (@mattperger)

Jeff Dillon | Jeff is a CPA of 15+ years with the newly launched blog thecoffeeaccountant.com focused on financial health within the coffee industry. Jeff is based out of Portland, Oregon and is the owner of Dillon & Associates. @thecoffeeaccountant

Ticket Information:

Just a couple of things we want you to know about purchasing tickets and claiming your wristbands:

  1. Tickets are non transferable.

  2. You will need photo id with the same name as the name you used at the time of purchase to claim your wristband. Failure to show a photo ID that matches means you wont be given access to the event.

  3. Your ticket price includes access to the Kick Off Party on Friday Oct 19th

If you have any questions related to this event, please email support@mapitforward.org or follow @imapitforward and @collectiveroastingsolutions on instagram and facebook and PM your questions

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Map it Forward - Sydney
Oct.
13
to 16 Oct.

Map it Forward - Sydney

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LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/map-it-forward-aussie-tour-2018-sydney-tickets-49364658021

Collective Roasting Solution is proud to bring MAP IT FORWARD to Australia for the 'Professional Career & Business development In Today's Australian Coffee Industry' tour in Sydney and Melbourne.

MAP IT FORWARD is based in California and was founded by long time Australia Specialty Coffee Industry Professional Lee Safar. With the mission of "Conspiring to Each Other's Success" MAP IT FORWARD is focused on helping coffee professionals and businesses map long term careers, businesses and supply chain solutions with carefully constructed "maps" and mentors tailored to specific sectors of the industry.

This three day event will be a well rounded presentation of workshops for Baristas, Production Roasters, Cafe owners, Roastery owners, as well as anyone aspiring to be in those positions or the industry.

Tickets can be purchased for individual one day passes or a three day pass. Tickets are non-transferable and identification will need to be presented on each day to have your ticket validated.

All tickets will include admission to the 'Crush The Rush' kickoff party on Friday October 12 sponsored by La Marzocco Australia.

Tickets also include a catered lunch and coffee for each of the events.

The daily events schedule is below as well as the speakers for each event. Still to be announced are our panels and our panel guests.

Event Schedule:

Cafe Owners | Saturday Oct 13 (12pm - 8pm)

The presentations and panels on this day is aimed at current and future cafe owners as well as baristas and managers. This day starts later than the Roaster and Barista days to give cafe owners the opportunity to be at their shops on Saturday mornings and attend the workshop after the morning rush is done.

12:00pm - 01:00pm | Registration and Catered Lunch

01:00pm - 02:10pm | 'Mapping a business as a cafe owner' | Lee Safar

02:15pm - 03:15pm | 'Formulating The Strategy Behind Your Cafe' | Al Keating

03:30pm - 04:20pm | 'Developing a culture of accountability and Engagement' | Jared Truby

04:20pm - 04:50pm | Coffee

04:50pm - 05:20pm | Breaking down FINANCIAL HEALTH in the Cafe | Lee Safar in Conversation with Jeff Dillon (Accountant)

05:25pm - 06:30pm | Industry Panel (Topic announced soon) Moderated By Lee Safar & Jared Truby

06:30pm - 07:30pm | Questions & Close - Lee Safar & Jared Truby


Roasters | Sunday Oct 14

The presentations and panels on this day are aimed at production roasters, people who own roasteries and anyone thinking of becoming a production roaster or opening a business selling roasted coffee.

07:45am - 08:30am | Registration, Coffee & Networking

08:30am - 10:00am | Mapping a Career and Business as a Coffee Roaster' | Lee Safar & Scott Rao

10:00am - 11:10am | 'The Do's & Don'ts for building Careers and Businesses in Coffee Roasting' | Lee Safar in Conversation with Scott Rao (via video link up)

11:15am - 12:20pm | 'The Better the Culture, the Better the Sales- Everyone Wins' | Jared Truby

12:25pm - 12:55pm | 'Breaking down FINANCIAL HEALTH for a Roastery' | Lee Safar in Conversation w Jeff Dillon (Accountant)

01:00pm - 02:00pm | Catered Lunch

02:00pm - 03:00pm | Audience Panel (Topic announced soon) - Select Audience members invited to participate in panel discussion) | Moderated By Jared Truby & Lee Safar

03:05pm - 04:05pm | Industry Panel (Topic announced soon) | Moderated By Lee Safar

04:05pm - 05:00pm | Questions & Close | Lee Safar & Jared Truby
 

Baristas | Monday Oct 15

The presentations and panels on this day are aimed at baristas, cafe managers, cafe allrounders, cafe owners, future baristas and anyone thinking looking to enter into the cafe industry for the first time.

07:45am - 08:30am | Registration, Coffee & Networking

08:30am - 10:00am | Mapping a 10-Year Career as a Barista' | Lee Safar

10:00am - 11:10am | 'Managing Your Mindset in the Workplace' | Jamie Berry (Psychologist)

11:15am - 12:20pm | 'Be More than an Extraction' | Jared Truby

12:25pm - 12:55pm | 'Breaking down FINANCIAL HEALTH in the Cafe' | Lee Safar in Conversation w Jeff Dillon (Accountant)

01:00pm - 02:00pm | Catered Lunch

02:00pm - 03:00pm | Audience Panel (Topic announced soon) - Select Audience members invited to participate in panel discussion) | Moderated By Jared Truby & Lee Safar

03:05pm - 04:05pm | Industry Panel (Topic announced soon) | Moderated By Lee Safar

04:05pm - 05:00pm | Questions & Close | Lee Safar & Jared Truby

Our Speakers:

Lee Safar | Lee is an Australian specialty coffee industry professional of 15+ years now based in San Diego, California. She is the owner of Elixir Specialty Coffee and MAP IT FORWARD. (@leesafar)

Jared Truby | Jared is an American specialty coffee industry professional of 15+ years. He now co-owns Cat & Cloud Coffee in Santa Cruz, California. (@jtrubaca)

Scott Rao | Scott is an internationally recognised coffee book author, blogger and coffee consultant with better than average Instagram skills (@whereisscottrao). Scott is currently based in the Santa Barbara, California.

Al Keating | Al is a New Zealand specialty coffee industry professional of 15+ years. He is the CEO of Coffee Supreme in Auckland, NZ. (@alkeating)

Jeff Dillon | Jeff is a CPA of 15+ years with the newly launched blog thecoffeeaccountant.com focused on financial health within the coffee industry. Jeff is based out of Portland, Oregon and is the owner of Dillon & Associates. @thecoffeeaccountant

Dr. Jamie Berry | Jamie is an Australian neuropsychologist of 15+ years, international speaker, and the director of Advanced Neuropsychological Treatment Services based in Sydney, Australia. He is not on Instagram because he is too busy reading and writing scientific papers to be distracted by photo's of coffee and food.

Ticket Information:

Just a couple of things we want you to know about purchasing tickets and claiming your wristbands:

  1. Tickets are non transferable.

  2. You will need photo id with the same name as the name you used at the time of purchase to claim your wristband. Failure to show a photo ID that matches means you wont be given access to the event.

  3. Your ticket price includes access to the 'Crush The Rush' Kick Off Party on Friday Oct 12th

If you have any questions related to this event, please email support@mapitforward.org or follow @imapitforward and @collectiveroastingsolutions on instagram and facebook and PM your questions

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From Cafe Concept To Your First Customer
Oct.
3
2:00 am02:00

From Cafe Concept To Your First Customer

DESCRIPTION

Collective Roasting Solutions is proud to showcase our new project 'Pop-Up Talks' at our pop-up cafe in St Peters, providing informative and interactive talks with a range of industry professionals.

DAVID VEKSLER, DIRECTOR of GURU PROJECTS will be speaking at 'Pop-Up Talks'. David will be speaking on topics centered around how to establish your brand/concept and differentiate yourself in a competitive market. Important considerations for success and the journey from concept/idea through to serving your first customer. David's company Guru Projects has worked on cafe spaces that include names, such as; Toby's Estate, Regiment, Campos T2, Harry's Bondi, Blackbird & Co, Draft Coffee Roasters and Tap Jr.

David will also be taking questions from those who attend; this is a unique opportunity and not to be missed! Ticket/s includes a bagel (by Smoking Gun Bagels), a coffee and a gift from CRS.

Who is David?

David Veksler is the Director of Guru Projects, a dynamic, rapidly growing design and fit-out company who offers complete turnkey solutions to clients in the hospitality industry. David has accumulated a mass of knowledge during his time in the hospitality industry and as a small business owner himself.

What is Guru Projects?

“It’s about taking customers into a space where they can forget about the rest of the world,” says David Veksler of Guru Projects. Guru Projects is a specialist hospitality design company Veksler founded in 2014 with his partner, Tina Cha, an interior designer. They deliver complete fit-out solutions to their clients, which comprise layout design, equipment specification, supply of equipment and all necessary building works.
They work with their clients and offer their extensive knowledge when it comes to the layout design of the kitchen and equipment, focusing on work-flow, speed and efficiency.


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CRS x Timemore Brewing Competition
Jul.
20
10:30 am10:30

CRS x Timemore Brewing Competition

CRS & TIMEMORE Brewing competition

This competition will showcase the craft and skill of filter coffee brewing by using TIMEMORE hand grinders and innovative brewing gears. Contestants will come from all around the NSW to compete at CRS. It will be exciting to see who has the best skill and take the winning crown.

We want to prepare giveaways for everyone that makes an effort to comes down! The $3 ticket charge is just a small commitment so we can make sure we prepare the right amount of freebies :)

Drinks are on us, as well as a few gifts from our sponsors! Food will be available on the night.

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Learning Curves- Intensive Roasting Course
Jul.
15
12:00 am00:00

Learning Curves- Intensive Roasting Course

'Learning Curves' is an advanced, intensive 3 day course designed to get you on the right path and thinking critically about each area of science that creates a clean cup of coffee.

Roasting coffee is a sensorial endeavour and what we offer is a hands on and thorough curriculum designed to instil a sound understanding of each of the subjects you must have your head around to be a successful roaster.

We have identified these 3 fundamental areas of focus and have designed activities to enhance the development of your skill and personal sensibility for the 'art' of roasting.

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Learning Curves- Introductory Roasting Class
Jul.
2
12:00 am00:00

Learning Curves- Introductory Roasting Class

WHO IS THE CLASS FOR?

This class is recommended for anyone who wants to start roasting. This class was designed to provide an entry into roasting coffee. It’s for the students who aren’t ready for an intensive course but they want to get started on their journey to roast coffee.

OUR AIM

The aim of this course is to focus on the practicality of roasting. We want you to get your hands dirty and teach you through doing. In each exercise we will have a teacher who will focus on making sure you learn each objective.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?

This class will include roasting theory and practical exercises. The class format is taught to give you a cmoplete overview of the roasting process. 

By the end of the class you will have touched on the main areas of roasting. Green analysis, roast profiling, quality control & brewing. You will be roasting on the day and at the end of the class we will also analyse how different roast profiles taste through different brew methods. 

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Is this Brazil? (Coffee Cupping)- 3Brothers Coffee X CRS
Jun.
28
8:00 am08:00

Is this Brazil? (Coffee Cupping)- 3Brothers Coffee X CRS

IS THIS BRASIL?

Australia has never seen a spread of Brazil coffee this BIG! We will be hosting 3Brothers Coffee - Australia to showcase their world of Brazilian Coffees.

They will be showcasing micro-lots from different regions and different processing methods. Over 30 new Single Origin Lots from 5 different Regions

5 different processing methods: Washed, Honey, Pulped Natural, Natural, Controlled Fermentation

Cupping by 3Brothers Coffee

Sydney, Jun 26th 6-9 pm

@CRS 42/112 McEvoy St Alexandria

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From Barista to Boss Class- Coffee Kaizen
Jun.
28
8:00 am08:00

From Barista to Boss Class- Coffee Kaizen

DESCRIPTION

This class is designed for anyone considering transitioning towards opening their own Cafe or anyone else interested in the process of establishing and running a food and beverage business.

Created by Sam Sgambellone who was responsible for opening and operating the Mecca stores in Circular Quay and Ultimo as well as 4 other cafes and restaurants in the past 14 years. This broad based experience, from running restaurants to 1000 cup-a-day espresso bars, has been broken down into the Who? What? Where? Why? and How? of getting into your own cafe.

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Intensive Coffee Course - Coffee Kaizen
Jun.
23
to 25 Jun.

Intensive Coffee Course - Coffee Kaizen

DESCRIPTION

The Weekend Coffee Intensive is designed to give participants the knowledge, tools and practical resources they need to succeed as a coffee professional. Through a combination of practical and theory, the two day intensive will cover the details every coffee professional should know about farming, green processing, green buying, roasting, sensory assesement, science of extraction, brewing and QC.

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New Synesso- S200 Launch
Jun.
21
8:00 am08:00

New Synesso- S200 Launch

*Ticket link below

A collaboration with 5 Senses:

Get up close and personal with the Synesso S200!

If you didn’t get a chance to catch the worldwide launch of the SynessoS200 at MICE 2018, we’re taking it on the road to give every café in Australia the chance to see what all the fuss is about. The long awaited new Synesso S200 is all the things you love about Synesso like durability, precision and reliability but at an even more accessible price. 

Since MICE, the machine has since had the full Specht Designs treatment and will be travelling up and down the east coast before moving its way across the Nullarbor to SA and finally landing in WA. 

Full dates listed below, drinks and nibbles provided, we’d love to see you there!

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CRS Pop Up Cafe- St. Peters
Jun.
5
to 1 Jan.

CRS Pop Up Cafe- St. Peters

  • CRS Pop up Cafe/Retail Store (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The new CRS pop up cafe! A project in collaboration with Guru Projects, La Marzocco, Labld, Sungold Milk, Wholesale Pak & Anfim Grinders.

We will be showcasing a different roaster each week by brewing all their coffees at the brew bar. 35 roasters in rotation. We will also have a retail shelf to purchase the coffee for home.

Labld will be designing the food menu and Guru Projects will be designing the interiors. Hope to see you there!

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