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If you're looking to create relationships with key retailers throughout the United States, BGA Camp Pull A Shot is one of the leading ways to do so. Coffee retailers with a keen interest in quality and skill development send their top baristas, who are also often purchasing managers or buyers, to Camp to grow their skills and reconnect with their community. Show them your alignment with the same values by playing a leading role in the success of their event.
ADVANCE YOUR SKILLS AS A COFFEE PROFESSIONAL
All courses at Barista Camp are based on industry recognized standards and developed to take your skills to the next level. Taught by carefully vetted, highly experienced, industry leaders; the instructors and the curriculum at Barista Camp are bar none. A variety of hands on training workshops and lecture topics will be presented to meet the needs of those new to the coffee trade all the way to the most seasoned specialty coffee veterans. Baristas, managers, trainers, competitors, café owners and anyone interested in the growth of specialty coffee will be challenged at this unique, fast paced and educational event.
INVEST IN YOUR CAREER - WORK TOWARD BGA LEVEL 1 & 2 CERTIFICATES:
Whether you are just starting out or are well into your BGA certificate course work, Barista Camp will offer you the opportunity to continue on your path toward the internationally recognized BGA Level 1 or Level 2 certificate. If you're just beginning your studies, we have an array of Level 1 courses available to help you progress. For those who already have completed Level 1 Training, Level 2 courses will be available. Professional certification is at the core of any successful career advancement-if you are serious about developing a career in the coffee industry, this event is the ideal way to connect with other experienced baristas and grow as a professional.
UNIQUE OFFERINGS ONLY AT CAMP
Barista Camp brings many unique opportunities to the barista. Special guest speakers, industry experts, and cutting edge industry topics are all added into the schedule to elevate the experience beyond the classroom. SYMPOSIUM@camp is one of these special offerings. SYMPOSIUM is a well known annual specialty coffee event that is described as celebrating new thinking in coffee. The SYMPOSIUM organizers bring a taste of this event to camp, presenting the latest news and ideas in coffee and opening dialogue around it. Learn about and engage in the rapidly evolving world of specialty coffee!
GET HANDS ON WITH THE BEST COFFEES, ESPRESSOS AND EQUIPMENT IN THE INDUSTRY:
Imagine having the opportunity to work alongside some of the best baristas in the world as well as the best coffees in the world. Not only does Barista Camp give you access to equipment, it brings together some amazing coffees and espresso roasted by some of the best in the industry. From Espresso, to pour-over, full emersion and beyond, BGA camp offers an opportunity to sample amazing coffees outside of your home region. Continue your sensory development in a fun and welcoming environment!
"I just wanted to say thanks for all you do for specialty coffee & the people who love it. I just finished my 1st bar shift since Pull-A-Shot, kept reminding myself of your words concerning customer service. I have always thought of myself as professional in that area, but I've never seen as many smiling customers as I did today. Plus, I took home 75% more tips than normal.'
- Ben Jones, BGA Member & espresso trainer for David Douglas School District, Portland, Ore
I recently sent one of my employees to "camp", hoping the return on the investment would be worth the money. The results have been beyond my hopes and expectations. Not only did I get back an employee that was now certified but has successfully integrated that knowledge to the rest of my staff. As a result the coffee culture at "top dog coffee bar" has gone straight up and so has our sales. Thanks for running such an awesome program. Thanks for offering such a terrific opportunity. Absolutely worth every penny. Thanks again.
- Pat Bietz, Owner Top dog coffee bar, Morro bay & Cayucos