On February 8-9, 2007, the Cosmic Cup Coffee Company is hosting the Beasts of the East Barista Jam/BGA Mid-Atlantic Jam. I have a packet I can email to anyone interested in sponsorship. Typical topics will be covered along with a session on \"Competing in a Barista Competition\" with presenters Jay Caragay and Daryn Berlin. Additional presenters are welcome. The event will follow the basic jam format with educational sessions in the morning and facilitated practice/jam in the afternoon. There will be a reception early in the evening on 2/8, and there are several good pubs/bars in walking distance for after-party. I hope as many of you will support it as possible. I think this could be a great tune-up for anyone competing in the first Notheast Regional Barista Competition in March. This will be a BGA sanctioned jam, hotel information will be available shortly. The Cosmc Cup website has a .pdf flyer on it with more information.