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Friday, July 22 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Barista meets Barman: Coffee Cocktail Culture

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What can Baristas learn from Bartenders and vice versa? Ever wondered the main difference between a cup of coffee made with percolation or cold pressing? Why do some styles of coffee pair with amaro, and others not?

Baristas carefully select the beans, grounding process and water to create morning libations vs Barmen that are looking for the best way to extract flavour from coffee beans through different techniques to boost their back bar spirit.

Join coffee guru Samuel Lewontin, GM of Everyman Espresso in NYC and discover the history of coffee, from Ethiopia to Turkey via Latin America and the evolution throughout the cocktail world and with Tristan Stephenson, author of the book: the curious barista, guide to coffee, dive into the world of coffee cocktails, from the Irish Coffee to the Espresso Martini and the Italian spirits expert explain Giuseppe Gallo, showcase the traditional caffe' corretto from Italy

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Giuseppe Gallo

Founder & Director, ITALSPIRITS
The italian spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo is one of the world’s most respected mixologists, with an inherent passion for the drinks business and an inimitable source of knowledge and insight into the world of drinks. He has worked in almost every type of drinks and hospitality business... Read More →

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Samuel Lewontin

General Manager, Everyman Espresso
Samuel has been working as a barista for over 15 years, and currently manages the nationally- and internationally-acclaimed Everyman Espresso in New York City. He has also seen considerable success in barista competition, winning the 2013 and 2015 Northeast Regional Barista Competitons... Read More →
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Joe McCanta

Global Ambassador, Grey Goose Vodka
Joe McCanta is an expert on taste. And now, as Global Ambassador for GREY GOOSE vodka, he brings together a passion for great cocktails made from freshest ingredients and the creative skill of a master mixologist. A gifted jazz musician, Joe was raised in southern California before... Read More →
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Tristan Stephenson

Author, The Curious Bartender, Fluid Movement
Tristan has been involved in the hospitality industry for 16 years, as a chef, waiter and bartender. After leaving Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in 2007, Tristan took a role as a Brand Ambassador for the Reserve Brands Group, training bartenders and consumers on the delights... Read More →


Friday July 22, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Fleur de Lis Suite at the Royal Sonesta Hotel