The first celebrity attendee has been announced for the upcoming Barista Competition being hosted by Railway City Tourism in Partnership with Las Chicas Del Cafe!

“Coffee is an excellent vehicle to teach fundamental science, whether I’m teaching the barista or they’re discovering something themselves and teaching me. That’s the same motivation I have in the lab.” -Dr. Christopher Hendon

Dr. Coffee aka Dr. Christopher Hendon will be traveling from Oregon to provide the keynote address at the CASO station in St. Thomas this September.

Dr. Hendon’s keynote will be a general overview covering water, grinding, freezing, flavour perception, and touching on some of his recent research.

“I’m over the moon about having someone of Dr. Hendon’s calibre coming to our town to share his knowledge! When I got the confirmation he was coming – I danced around the roastery (the moonwalk) for about 45mins!” -Maria R. Fiallos (Las Chicas Del Cafe, Co-Owner/Barista Competition Organizer)

For more details on the event stay tuned to the STEAM website hosted by Railway City Tourism.