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The Barista Files: From Daily Joe to Master Taster (April 20)

Wednesday, April 20 | 10:00am Central Standard Time

Join Cisco Duo and Cisco Umbrella virtually at The Barista Files to:

  • Learn more about Cisco's Secure Zero Trust and SASE solutions along with useful coffee-tasting skills
  • Discover the history of the coffee you drink and how it makes its way to you
  • Master making coffee in a classic pour over drip style

This event is now full!


Everyone knows exactly how they like their coffee, their cup of Joe. But can you tell the difference between a good cup and a great coffee experience? With some simple tasting skills and knowledge of the journey coffee makes from the field to your home or your favorite coffee shop, you will become a discerning coffee drinker and master Barista.

As we compare several coffees for aroma, color, and grind, we move to brewing a precise cup of coffee in a classic pour over drip style. We will taste several cups side by side, aerating and sniffing our way to expertise.

A great Barista prepares numerous coffee beverages with finesse and flair and Michael will teach us some delicious preparations using brewed coffee and a few simple twists to spice up your coffee life.

Know your coffee and find your inner barista with us and be on your way to becoming a master taster and coffee expert.

This event is invitation only, so please make sure to request an invitation via The Barista Files form linked above. You will then receive a confirmation email with more information.

We look forward to seeing you there!


  • Date:
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • Time:
    10:00am – 11:00am Central Standard Time
  • Venue:
    This is a virtual event

Presenter Info

Chef Michael Lomonaco

Widely Regarded as a Chef’s Chef, Michael is one of America’s Most Recognizable Culinary Leaders. He led the World-Famous Restaurants at Windows on the World as well as the famed ‘21’ Club. He is currently Chef/Partner of NYC’s Finest Steakhouse, Porter House Bar and Grill, Center Bar & Hudson Yards Grill.