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WARRENVILLE, Ill. (CBS) — Coming up later this month in Warrenville is CoffeCon 2012, a convention for those who can’t find total satisfaction at Starbucks alone.
As WBBM Newsradio’s John Cody reports, Kevin Sinnott, better known as “Coffee Kevin,” is organizing the convention. He says it will be high-class all the way, with string quartets for coffee lovers sipping as they scan the possibilities.
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Sinnott will be introducing coffee growers, distributors, and makers of coffee machines – from $25 French presses to the $500, computer-controlled Bunn Trifecta.
“It does basically what a French press does, what a vacuum coffee maker does, and what a drip maker does,” Sinnott said. “It even has user controls for various amounts of turbulence and the time that the extraction takes place.”
An espresso machine worth $1,000 will also be on display.
“The chief of surgery at any major hospital probably has one of those in his garage or his basement,” Sinnott said.
Sinnott is also promising complete instructions in how to make good coffee in that inexpensive French press.
Sinnot says there are many ways to make bad coffee, even from the best of beans, including using water the wrong temperature, of coffee heated too long.
He says for years, there have been conventions for coffee buyers and sellers and shopkeepers, but nothing for people who just drink coffee.
The first annual ever CoffeeCon starts on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the IBEW Local 701 hall at 28600 Bella Vista Pkwy., just off the Ronald Reagan Memorial Tollway at Winfield Road in Warrenville.
Sinnott says admission is $10 at the door, but free if you register in advance at coffeecon.com.