So this is a special limited offer in Vancouver BC that is run through Kickstarter.
Sammy Piccolo, a 4 time Canadian Barista Champion and a 4 time top three finisher at the World Barista Championships, owns a cafe in Vancouver on Commercial Drive and it just so happens a community project to bring a "parklet" to The Drive is going on in front of his cafe. Sammy is involved, and as an incentive to donate via Kickstarter to this project, Sammy is offering up one on one training (well, max of two students for each session) in the art of espresso brewing, crafting and latte art.
I'll get more details from Sammy on exactly what the training involves, but I think it's safe to assume this will be at least a two or three hour class, and possibly multiple classes, taught by the guy who taught most of the Caffe Artigiano staff back in 2002-2008, and of course did so well on the world stage. A very rare opportunity to learn espresso crafting from one of the best.
Your $350 backing donation gets you the training with Sammy and also your name immortalized into the decor on the parklet and in Prado Cafe.
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