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
  2. 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

Code of Conduct

Bylaws

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

bacc-jasonPresident, Treasurer: Jason Reed Miller

Operations Manager, Mazarine 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!!!!!!!!!

jenn-chen-bacc-vice-presidentVice-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

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!

 

Throwdowns Specialist Chair: Justin Rodrigues

Coffee Roaster at Linea Caffe

Why are you involved with the BACC? I’m involved in the BACC to help give back to a coffee community rich in culture and diversity.

Random Fact.Favorite non-coffee drink: Wine! 

 

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).

 

 

Interested in sponsoring? Email us at sponsorship @ hellobacc . org

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