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DEC 2017-JAN 2018

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P U L L : E V E N T S THE COFFEEWOMAN MAKES ITS EUROPEAN DEBUT IN AMSTERDAM PHOTOS BY KARINA HOF, ANNA GUTIERREZ, AND SARAH ALLEN The Coff eewoman (TCW) is an organization founded by Laila Ghambari in the U.S.A. in 2016, which hosts discussion-based events geared toward trans- and cisgender women, nonbinary, and queer people. While TCW events have taken place around North America, this past September saw the fi rst European discussion. A er months of work by organizers Sara Morrocchi, Karina Hof, and Cerianne Bury, the fi rst European TCW was a huge success in Amsterdam, Netherlands, held at Bocca Coff ee. More than 100 coff ee professionals from the Netherlands, Ireland, France, Switzerland, the U.S.A., Canada, and Russia a ended. Celebrated Salvadoran coff ee producer Aida Batlle was interviewed onstage by Barista Magazine editor Sarah Allen, who was also appointed TCW's new director in September. Three panel discussions about gender, supply chain, and technology followed the interview, and teams of a endees competed in contests that tested their various skills. Photos clockwise from top le : The specialty-coff ee culture of Amsterdam is growing quickly, as evidenced by the more than 100 baristas, roasters, managers, owners, allied company representatives, and green buyers who a ended TCW Amsterdam. Event organizers Sara Morrocchi (le ) and Karina Hof (not pictured: Cerianne Bury). Local baristas Anouk Rodenburg (le ) and Marieke Scholten won the competition that capped the evening, and some awesome prizes that included Baratza Encore grinders and limited-edition Coff eewoman tampers handcra ed by Julia Lotecki-Barber for each of them. Annemarie Tiemes of the Specialty Coff ee Association (le ) and Anna Gutierrez of Barista 22 served as judges of the barista contest held at the end of the Amsterdam event. The panel "Gender, Social Identity, and Supply Chain" was led by industry powerhouses Melanie Landthaler (speaking), Colleen Anunu (right), and Sara Morrocchi. Other panelists over the course of the evening included Lisanne Oonk, Rose van Asten, Esther Maasdam, Paula Koelemij, Inge Bulthuis, and others. U.S.A.-based syrup and sauce company Barista 22 was among the group of sponsors that included Kees van der Westen, Trabocca, La Marzocco, Simon Levelt, Espresso Service West, and Barista Magazine. 32 barista magazine

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