Happy New Year! We are going to be starting off 2014 right with a special event next Monday at Thee Red Fez! Nuova Simonelli and Interamerican Coffee are putting on a all day work shop for East Coast competitors for the upcoming#bigeastern barista competition. At night we will be opening up to the public and doing a special Competition Cappuccino Throwdown! Each competitor will be pulling shots of Equal Exchanges Queen Bee Espresso. You will need to steam milk and pour for 2 capps at once. You will be judged on criteria that the USBC uses to judge capps. Consistency, foam depth, latte art, etc will all be judged! This is a great event for all. It will also be a great resource for anyone who may want to compete in the future! Spread the word!
June Throwdown! Making our return to the New Harvest Training Lab! Be There!
The Providence Coffee Society is proud to present the first annual Providence Aeropress Championship! Taking a page from the book of many other coffee enthusiasts, the PCS will be holding its first-ever Aeropress competition on Wednesday, May 30th! Our competitors will slug it out using the unique brewing device to determine our top dog; each brew will be judged by a panel of 3 top-notch tasters, grading it on Acidity, Body, Flavor and Overall Impression. Each competitor is welcome to bring their own coffee (for the first round!) and choice of Aeropress filter - a grinder and hot water source will be provided. Spectators welcome and encouraged!
Full rules can be found here!
Watch this space and the PCS Facebook page for more information!
Are you a prospective competitor? Send us an email with your name, the coffee you intend to use, and your Aeropress recipe to firstname.lastname@example.org !
As always, the PCS is grateful to our ongoing sponsors; La Marzocco, New Harvest Coffee Roasters, and Rhody Fresh Milk!
Third Tuesday of the Month, every month!
For May, we’re headed to Coffee Depot in Warren!
Need a ride? Driving? Shoot us a tweet @pvdcoffee and we’ll work it out!
Mark Hundley of Seven Stars Bakery, celebrating the win in the coveted Green Jacket - having beat out Dylan Evans, notorious Bostonion!
Peregrine is awesome! If you’re ever in DC, they’re an easy trip via car or metro - plus you can buy fresh fruit and assorted tchotchkes at the Eastern Market steps from their door! Future competitors: watch closely!
Also: Tulip Tuesday next week!