NCIFT Holiday Meeting 2011 – featuring Blue Bottle Coffee

It was a full house at the NCIFT annual holiday event at Roundhill Country Club in Alamo last week. We were treated to a fabulous speaker from Blue Bottle Coffee company, who spoke about the company’s origins, sourcing coffee, delivering coffee at it’s peak flavor and why it takes 4 minutes to get a cup of blue Bottle coffee at their café! He even diagrammed and explained espresso maker technology for the audience! Blue Bottle coffee company offers public cupping events at their roaster in Oakland, and we all hope to attend one soon.

NCIFT Chair Carol Cooper announced that our section is hosting the National IFT Annual Meeting and Food Expo in Las Vegas next July. That means that many volunteers are needed – contact NCIFT to get on the volunteer list!