SCA Lectures Podcast #3: Molding All Star Baristas

Anna Gutierrez on how specialty coffee business owners and managers can implement a training program to mold all star baristas.

About Anna Gutierrez | @AnnaGutierrez80

Anna started in coffee as a barista in 1997. In 2002, she joined Dillanos Coffee Roasters and then transitioned to a brokerage in April, 2011. She’s since taken over managing the Barista 22 product line of syrups, sauces and powders in March, 2015.

Having worked extensively with distributors and large specialty coffee chains across the U.S., she has become well-known for consulting on product selection, marketing/branding, barista training and signature drink development.

Anna has authored articles in national coffee publications and has presented at SCAA since 2009 and Coffee Fest since 2005. She’s a Certified Barista Competition judge, Level 1 Barista Certified, BGA member, emcee, latte art judge and achieved success in Signature Drink Competitions. Anna was also co-featured on Barista Magazine’s April 2012 cover.

This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee professionals.

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