About

Mission

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.

Goals

  1. Create spaces for conversation & collaboration within the Bay Area
  1. Provide professional development events for baristas, roasters, cafe managers, green buyers & any others working within the specialty coffee industry

History

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.

Operations

Code of Conduct

http://hellobacc.org/code-of-conduct/

Bylaws

A copy of the bylaws is available by download (PDF).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OLGA SOBAL

Co-founder, Hedge CoffeeHedgeCoffee_Presidio10.25_LindseyShea_49

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).

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

AKAASH SAINI

Sales Manager with Wilbur Curtis / Schaerer

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Why are you involved with the BACC? A well connected and loving coffee community helps all of us grow into wonderful people and great coffee professionals!

Random fact. I’m currently the Northwest Regional Brewers Cup champion! They stopped doing Regional competitions after I won…So I’m still the best brewer in the Northwest!

 

 

 

Want to volunteer at an event? Head to our volunteer page.


Press

Sprudge: 7 Thriving Coffee Community Organizations

Barista Magazine: The Mental Health Issues Baristas Need to Know How to Deal With

Sprudge: The Most Critical Barista Training? It Could Be Mental Health

Barista Magazine: Building a Coffee Community in Your Hometown

Barista Magazine: The Resurrected Bay Area Coffee Community

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