History of Coffee in New York City – And you thought it all started in Seattle!

Another one from the “And you thought it all started in Seattle!” series.

During the North East Regional Barista Championship (NERBC) 2011, guest speaker Donald Schoenholt from Gillies Coffee gave a long and inspired speech on the history of coffee in New York City – and North America in many ways.

Too bad we couldn’t film the entire presentation, but about 90% of it is here in a 5-part video:

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Philip Search looks ready for the action…

That’s right – Philip Search of Dallis Bros Coffee is a man on a mission.  As you can see, he is not messing around.

AND THE WINNER OF THE NERBC SAT PARTY THROWDOWN IS…

holy sheeeetz that was amazing. where are all those north east coffee people usually? oh thats right, making this city spin.  getting right down to it:
The winners of the NERBC Best Throwdown Ever Coffee People Party Are
4th place goes to Phoebe from @Gimmecoffee winning a killer brew package from @cafegrumpy.
3rd place  Farrah from @JoecoffeeNYC,  Go Farrah!
2nd goes to the reluctant Jeff W, also from @joecoffeeNYC  going home with a killer home espresso set up
and oh my god Danielle G from @cafegrumpy is coming to brazil. Danielle get ready to rock  Sao Paulo and Fazenda Nossa Senhora Aparecida
and lets not forget tomorrow’s still amazing barista performances to come from the finals of #NERBC 2011.  Search! Search! Search! Search!
g’night y’all.
And farrah from @joecoffee takes 3rd!
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North East Regional Barista Championship (NERBC) 2011

This year we are proudly hosting the North East Regional Barista Championship! The event is taking place in New York City for the first time, at the gorgeous Milk Studios, 450 W 15th Street – 8th Floor, Studio D New York, NY 10011 between April 7th to 10th.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in what is going to be arguably the hottest coffee event in the last decade in New York City!

From the NERBC website:

The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a national competition designed to highlight the craft of the barista and espresso-based beverage production. The annual competition cycle consists of 6 regional events that lead up to the US Barista Championship. The winner of each competition will have proven their professionalism, passion and skill through various criteria as outlined in the USBC Rules and Regulations. In a 15 minute presentation, competitors will prepare and serve three courses of espresso based beverages to a panel of four sensory judges. Two technical judges will score competitors on procedures, consistency, cleanliness and other technical details. The top six from each regional event will be granted entry into the 2011 USBC.

 

SUMMARY OF EVENT SCHEDULE:

Thursday April 7th: Judges Training Workshop

Friday April 8th: Round One

Saturday April 9th: Round One (continued)

Sunday April 10th: Finals

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

NERBC 2011 website with full schedule: http://usbaristachampionship.org/?p=northeast

NERBC direct link to detailed schedule in PDF format: http://usbaristachampionship.org/PDF/nerbc/schedofevents2011.pdf

NERBC 2011 Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=190012101020185

Register to compete: http://bit.ly/NERBCreg

NERBC 2011 Party & Monster Throwdown (Sat 4/9) Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=205044092856215

 

See you all there!

NYC NERBC PARTY UPDATES!

ADDRESS CORRECTION!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADDRESS FOR THE PARTY WAS INCORRECT ON THE ORIGINAL FLYER!  NEW INFO BELOW!

Join our community of NYC coffee shops & roasters for a party to welcome the NERBC to town! There will be a latte art throw-down (with incredible prizes including a trip to Brazil), DJ, dancing and more.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 8pm-12am at the Highline Loft on 526 West 26th street, 5th Floor.

Co-Sponsored by Café Grumpy, Gimme!, Joe, Third Rail & Dallis Bros. Coffee.
Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

See you there!

 

 

NYC NERBC Party!

Join our community of NYC coffee shops & roasters for a party to welcome the NERBC to town! There will be a latte art throw-down (with incredible prizes including a trip to Brazil), DJ, dancing and more.

The event will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 8pm-12am at the Highline Loft on 526 West 26th street, 5th Floor.

Co-Sponsored by Café Grumpy, Gimme!, Joe, Third Rail & Dallis Bros. Coffee.
Beer has been lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.

See you there!

Lincoln proudly serves their proprietary Dallis Bros blend

Lincoln, the gorgeous new project at Lincoln Center put together by the Patina Group with star chef Jonathon Benno, made their big debut this past week to coincide with Fashion Week.  On the menu, dressed in black:  the rich dark roast coffee blend put together specially for them by Dallis Brothers Coffee.

They will open to the public on September 24.  Order coffee with your meal and if you wish, give it accents of milk and sugar.  It’s versatile, and anyway you drink it, it will be one of the star components of your meal ensemble.

Dallis Bros at the Taste of the West Village

Sunday, Dallis Bros. Coffee served coffee to numerous enthusiastic West Village food enthusiasts at Taste The West Village (www.tastethewestvillage.com).  Organizers Bobby Werhane and Kevin Patricio (of West Village restaurant Choptank) put together a wonderful event.  Sue Fawver, Greg Jones and Teresa von Fuchs of Dallis Bros. made iced and hot coffee, serving both the Brazilan Nossa Senhora Aparecida from their farm in Brazil and their KBQB Cooperative Fair Trade Organic coffee from Sumatra.  Both coffees are served daily at Choptank, who had a hit at the event with their whole crabs that they instructed attendees on how to crack and eat.

The event benefited  the PS41 Green Rooftop Living Laboratory which furthers nutritional education within the school system in order to help combat our country’s nasty growing epidemic: childhood obesity.  Special guest chef Mike Anthony of Gramercy Tavern attended to support this project and stopped by to try out the Fair Trade Organic Sumatra we were brewing in press pots.  Commerce, who also serves Dallis Bros. Coffee, was also there with fabulous falafel.