2015 Cup North Speakers Announced

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2015 Cup North Speakers Announced

Postby Tamper Tantrum » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:02 pm

The weekend of November 7th and 8th will see the return of Tamper Tantrum to Cup North, an independent Manchester-based coffee festival run with the aim of bringing the best of the specialty coffee industry to the north of England.

This year’s program, hosted in the stunning Victoria Warehouse on Sunday, November 8, will feature the six speakers below, Q&A, and panel discussions. Tamper Tantrum is included in the price of the event, for which tickets—priced at £10.00 for the Sunday—are a complete and total steal.

Read more about our Manchester six below!

Chloe Callow
Chloe launched the Bespoke Water division for Norman Pendred & Co Ltd in 2013 as a trial. The business is now going strong and supplies a large percentage of the speciality coffee industry with reverse osmosis equipment. Her real passion is writing, along with the social and community aspects of the coffee industry, which she satisfies as Associate Editor of Caffeine Magazine, as a sporadic contributor to London’s Best Coffee and via her own blog.

Colin Harmon
We’d like to think that if you’re familiar with Tamper Tantrum, you’re familiar with co-creator and co-host Colin Harmon. If you’re not, Harmon–a four-time Irish Barista Champion (and four-time World Barista Championship finalist)–is probably most well-known as the man behind dublinbarista.com and the proprietor of Dublin’s 3FE.

Colin acts as a brand ambassador for Nuova Simonelli, particularly their Mythos project. He also writes a column for the Sunday Business Post and banters regularly with Steve Leighton on Tamper Tantrum’s fortnightly podcast.

Francesco Sanapo
A familiar face on the WBC Stage, Francesco Sanapo is a three-time Italian Barista Champion, 2013 WBC Finalist, and competitor coach. If not in his internationally-recognized coffee shop, Ditta Artigianale, based in the beautiful city of Florence, you’re most likely to find Francesco training and educating—he’s an SCAE AST and Q-Grader.

Francesco is also the art director of the first international talent show dedicated entirely to the world of top-quality coffee: Barista & Farmer, a one-of-a-kind, innovative project aimed at promoting coffee culture, from plantation harvesting in the countries of origin, through all the processing phases.

Gordon Howell
Gordon, along with his wife Marie, owns and runs four businesses in York that are all geared to his love for quality coffee, beer and spirits: Harlequin coffee and tea house, The Attic, Attic by night, and the Northern academy of Coffee. He’s incredibly active on the world competition scene, having represented the UK in both the 2015 WBrC (7th Place) and the 2013 WCIGS (3rd Place) as well as acting as a sensory judge in the UKBC (2013 & 2014) and UK CIGS (2014 & 2105). As an SCAE AST in the dark arts of barista skills and brewing, Gordon mainly focuses on a one to one tailored approach geared to helping other coffee professionals gain intermediate and professional accreditation

His wealth of experience in the world of speciality coffee from the day to day operation of running a coffee shop to competing, judging and teaching at the highest level is complemented by his training in hospitality management (BSc) and export management (MSc). He also assists WCE with competition development as well as being a Dalla Corte Pro.

Laurent Richet
Growing up in the Loire Valley, Laurent Richet attended the catering college in Saumur where he passed his Sommelier exam. After finishing his exams, Richet went on to work at some prestigious hotels including ‘La Reserve de Beaulieu’ in Beaulieu sur Mer, ‘The Hotel de Paris’ in Monaco, ‘Celtic Manor Resort’ in South Wales, ‘The Breakers Resort’ in Florida, USA, ‘Hotel TerraVina’ in the New Forest and now Restaurant Sat Bains with rooms in Nottingham.

During his career, Laurent has had the pleasure of working with incredibly talented and knowledgeable people who have motivated him in wanting to be the best he can be. All of his hard work paid off in 2010 when he won the Gastronomy Team of the Year competition and 4 years after starting the Master Sommelier, passed its final level, also gaining the Crew Cup.

Mat North
A seasoned veteran with over a decade’s experience, Mat North’s career has taken in the full gamut of the “brown” side of the industry. Stints with both national and local chains as well as time in the consumables and engineering side of the business have given him a well-rounded view of the coffee world.

Two years ago, Mat opened Full Court Press, a small specialist multi-roaster coffee shop in the heart of Bristol. His knowledge, passion and attention to detail ensured FCP quickly became a forerunner in the city’s scene. It is FCP’s excellent customer service, coupled with the team’s ability to articulate their extensive knowledge in an approachable way that has ensured Full Court Press not only serve exceptional coffee, but have sparked an interest in specialty coffee among their customers.

He is also the author of the acclaimed book, Coffee – A Modern Field Guide, which was launched at the inaugural Cup North and can now be found the world over.

For more information and links, view the announcement as one of our newsletters (http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=01 ... 1bae4a6&e=[UNIQID]) or on our website (http://www.tampertantrum.com/meet-the-manchester-six/).
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