The Bay Area Coffee Community’s mission is to support, empower, and foster a community for ALL of the coffee professionals in the Bay Area through educational, social, and networking events.
- Create spaces for conversation & collaboration within the Bay Area
- Provide professional development events for baristas, roasters, cafe managers, green buyers & any others working within the specialty coffee industry
The Bay Area Coffee Community (BACC) began in 2012 as an organization of coffee professionals with a desire to host events and promote community. In 2013, it held a very successful series of latte art throwdowns. For two years, it went on hiatus. In 2016, we revived the BACC with a set of new by-laws and new people.
Code of Conduct
A copy of the bylaws is available by download (PDF).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cafe Leader, Blue Bottle Coffee
Why are you involved with BACC? I got involved with the BACC to promote specialty coffee in the Bay Area while expanding my understanding of the Bay Area coffee industry as a whole. I also want to meet more awesome folks working in coffee!
Random fact. Favorite NON-Coffee Food/beverage Item: BROCCOLI!!!!!!!!!
Vice-president, Secretary: Jenn Chen
Freelance Coffee Marketer, Writer, Photographer
Why are you involved with BACC? We’re in need of a community organization here to unite industry professionals and create a collaborative atmosphere.
Random fact: My favorite color is teal
Competitions Events Specialist: Foster Douglas
Owner @ Cura Coffeehouse
Why are you involved with the BACC? I’m excited to bring fresh energy and perspective to BACC events, and to do my part to bring our coffee community closer together
Random fact. Favorite non-coffee food: Hands down, Salmon… it’s such a versatile and dynamic food, and it can be enjoyed in so many ways.
CONTENT-DRIVEN EVENTS Specialist: akaash Saini
Events & Volunteer Coordinator Chair: Sandra Elisa Loofbourow
Tasting Room Director at Royal Coffee
Why are you involved with the BACC? BACC’s classes and events have been inspiring me for years. I’m stoked to be able to give something back and actively support my community
Random Fact. I’m a classic Virgo!
Marketing Chair: Olga Sobal
Co-founder, Hedge Coffee
Why are you involved with the BACC? As a small business owner, I learned a lot in the past few years and wanted to share my knowledge with the community to help it grow and thrive.
Random Fact. Favorite non-coffee food/beverage item: Gummy Bears (guilty pleasure).
Lead Barista at Blue Bottle Coffee
Why are you involved with the BACC? Over the last three years, simply attending BACC events has helped me network with coffee professionals as well as develop my confidence and skills. I hope that through my involvement with BACC, we are able to create a more productive and inclusive coffee community in the Bay Area.
Random Fact. Double Aries
Interested in sponsoring? Email us at hey @ hellobacc . org
Want to volunteer at an event? Head to our volunteer page.
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