Probably the greatest elements of Expo is all of the candy, candy espresso you come dwelling with. From roasters everywhere in the nation, perhaps a particular lot or a contest espresso, as a lot as you possibly can jam in your carry-on (a lot to the befuddlement of TSA). Facilitating a few of the swapsies enjoyable—however maybe with a extra community-focused, academic bent—is Cafe Imports. The espresso importer is bringing their Legendary Espresso Alternate to the SCA Expo this week to attach roasters with their counterparts for old style espresso tasting. And to sweeten the pot, Cafe Imports is gifting away an Ikawa pattern roaster to at least one fortunate participant.

That is the second 12 months the Legendary Espresso Alternate might be working in-person at Expo. This 12 months’s swap works like these in earlier years. Roasters join and produce a bag of espresso they’ve roasted—ideally eight to 16 ounces—with them to Expo to be dropped off on the Cafe Imports sales space (2166) any time earlier than Saturday at 3:00pm. After that, CI will then pair up roasters, who will then be capable to choose up their counterpart’s espresso on the CI sales space to take dwelling with them.

Again dwelling, roasters will cup the espresso and share their ideas, any suggestions, or questions they’ve with the cross-country cohort utilizing an data card supplied by Cafe Imports. And if a espresso swap isn’t sufficient to pique your curiosity, Cafe Imports is giving one participant at random a model new Ikawa Professional 50 pattern roaster.

The Legendary Espresso Alternate is totally free to participate in, and pre-registration is open till Wednesday, April nineteenth by way of the Cafe Imports web site. After that, sign-ups will be completed in-person on the Cafe Imports sales space, so be sure you deliver some espresso.

For extra info, go to the Cafe Imports official web site.

Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Community and a workers author based mostly in Dallas. Learn extra Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.