The inaugural Roaster Camp has come to fruition through the hard work and contribution from a range of avenues. The Roaster Guild of Europe Working Group have generously given up their time and experience to offer world class teaching at Camp; SCAE executives have listened to the needs of the roasting community to create an exciting program; and last but my no means least, a whole host of companies have come forward to partner with RGE to make the event happen.
Hands-on roasting experience was high on the agenda when planning for the Camp educational program so we are pleased to work with a selection of highly regarded manufacturers in Loring, Giesen, Diedrich, Probat and Coffee Tech. Each attendee will have the opportunity to explore and test out the machines during the event with advice from company representatives and experienced peers.
There'd be no roasting without green beans so for that we must thank our six Green Coffee Partners – Algrano, Cafe Imports, Caravela, Falcon Specialty, Nordic Approach and Panama Varietals have all contributed a generous amount of high-quality coffee for attendees to practice with, taste and learn from. To ensure that none of these contributions are wasted, the roasted coffee will be donated to a local Pärnu community centre following the event We're also stoked to be giving each of our Green Coffee Partners a slot in the schedule to present their coffee through cupping – check out the program here.
During breakfast, breaks and, well, anytime really there'll be coffee brewed through equipment from Marco and espresso drinks will be available from the Black Eagles supplied by Nuova Simonelli. Good news is that all coffee will be brewed up by a representative from each of the roasters giving Roaster Camp attendees the best chance for connecting to and learning from the wider coffee community. To ensure our partners are extracting the best possible flavours from the cup we have water partners BWT on hand to filter all the water used for espresso and brewed coffee. Campus at Union, Five Elephant and local roasters; Rocket Bean will deliver the coffee during breaks.
To tie the event together, Roaster Camp Equipment Partners Sinar have supplied essential lab tools; Ikawa has provided their market leading sample roasters and Cropster software will help to aid teaching and add some fun to the team challenges!
Finally, we'd like to say a huge thank you to Tamper Tantrum for their support in producing the afternoon program at Roaster Camp and also to our three key media partners, Barista Magazine, European Coffee Trip and Jordan Sanchez Photography.
We look forward to welcoming you all to Estonia next week!