16-17 November 2017 | SUSEGANA, italy



Via Condotti Bardini, 1, 31058 Susegana TV, Italy

16-17 November 2017

The Coffee Technicians Guild Summit is an event dedicated to educating coffee technicians around the world.





Unless noted all events take place at:

Astoria - Via Condotti Bardini, 1, 31058 Susegana TV, Italy

Wednesday, November 15
18:00 Optional Badge Pick Up & Reception at Hotel Astoria

Thursday, November 16
7:00 Breakfast at Hotel Astoria
8:00 Transport from Hotel Astoria to Astoria Headquarters
8:00 Registration & Coffee Break
8:30 Welcome & Opening Ceremonies
9:45 – 17:30 Technical Lectures & Workshops
19:30 Taste & Tech - Dinner Hosted by Astoria

Friday, November 17
7:00 Breakfast at Hotel Astoria
8:00 Transport from Hotel Astoria to Astoria Headquarters
8:30 – 15:00 Technical Lectures & Astoria Factory Tours
15:00 Closing Session
16:00 Shuttles Return to Hotel Astoria




Tracking Your Extraction: A Technical Evaluation
Speaker: Marco Wellinger, ZHAW (Zurich University of Applied Sciences)
Explore the different chemical and physical markers that characterize an extraction. This lecture will compare TDS, acidity, caffeine and chlorogenic acid extractions of different grinders, machines and brew ratios. Next data on the evolution of the different markers throughout the extraction will be presented. Finally, data on grinding will be presented giving novel insights on how to characterize a grinders performance.

Basic Principles of Electricity
Speaker: Mike Khan, La Marzocco
What is electricity? This lecture will focus on the core concepts of electricity, how its generated, how it is used in coffee equipment, and techniques for considering and diagnosing electrical circuits.

The Effects of Grinders on Roasted Coffee
Speaker: Simon Green, Bunn UK Ltd.
A comparative discussion of Burr styles, hot vs. cold grinding, dosing technologies and a look to the future of grinding.

Test and Measurement Instruments for Your Coffee Machine
Speaker: Allen Boney, RS Components
This lecture will discuss electrical test instruments and how they can be applied to coffee machines. Discuss how mutlimeters work, see examples of testing tools, practice safe use of electrical test equipment, and learn the importance of calibration. Attendees will review data logging, data sharing via wireless interfaces, and the future of measurement and electrical diagnostics.

Water and Machines: A Love/Hate Relationship
Speaker: Sergio Barbarisi, BWT Water + More Italia
Why is water is so precious for our coffee and why it could be dangerous for our equipment? SCA tells us where to point at when searching for the “perfect water”, but how do we get there?

Coffee Equipment - Preventative Maintenance
Speaker: Steve Murdoch, Costa Coffee
This lecture will study the affect of equipment failure on customer perception, brand loyalty and ultimately customer spend and company profit. We'll look at case studies on parts failure and how including this into a planned preventative maintenance program has reduced maintenance spend, sales and brand loyalty. We'll also explore future developments in maintenance such as telemetry to reduce breakdowns and produce-site designed preventative maintenance programs to get better value from budget spend and protect high volume sales stores.

The Science of Cleaning Products
Speaker: Damian Marshall, Urnex
Everyone knows that cleaning of a coffee machine is important. But what makes an effective cleaning product and how do you know when to use a particular product on your machine. This lecture will discuss the science behind the cleaning products and what is required for in-depth cleaning of your coffee machine.

Taste & Tech Dinner
Surrounded by the green Prosecco wine hills, San Salvatore Castle in Susegana, Italy, is rich in history, architecture and can offer visitors a real immersion in nature. An amazing view will welcome the Coffee Technicians Guild Summit participants, who will enjoy the Tech & Taste dinner of Astoria in this stunning location. Typical Italian seasonal dishes, excellent local wines and funny tech games will engage all in a pleasant night of fun.



Pricing & RegistratiON

CTG/SCA Member – €300

Non-Member – €350

Registration Fee Includes:

  • All Meals During the Scheduled Event
  • Technical Lectures & Workshops

*Hotel and travel costs are not included in registration fee



hotel & Lodging

Hotel Astoria Via Vigna, 29, 31058 Susegana TV, Italy

The housing block is closed at Hotel Astoria. Please contact Par Avion to book your hotel room directly. Toll Free: 800 826-0143 Email: rescenter@paravion-inc.com




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