Morale booster: Ashley Rodriguez coming to TCT

You might know her from barista competition, her years in the New York coffee community, her work for San Francisco's Sightglass Coffee, or as the co-host of the Portafilter Podcast. No matter where you recognize her from, if you've crossed paths with Ashley Rodriguez you probably understand why we're so excited that she's coming back east to be a part of This Coffee Thing. Ashley will be drawing on her research and years of shop experience to speak about a challenge all coffee shops face: helping baristas grow and be happy in their work.

She joins Colleen Anunu, Cheryl Kingan, and Amanda Whitt in our all-star lineup. Come to the Cafe Grumpy roastery on 6/16 and learn some stuff!