About NewGotham


New Gotham is a nonprofit hub dedicated toward connecting coffee professionals and enthusiasts throughout the Chicago Coffee Community and beyond. We seek to support our members through social, educational and competitive events in open and safe environments that remain accessible to all.

As a group, we are not affiliated with any specific company, nor do we exist for the purposes of financial gain, but rather to build a network of individuals interested in raising the profile of Chicago Coffee as a whole.


New Gotham Coffee Community was formed in 2012 as a way of uniting the Chicago professional coffee community as whole. Through open invite latte art throwdowns, educational classes hosted by varying coffee roasters, and open forums to discuss the community as a whole, the demand for accessible and wide ranging events was present. In 2014, New Gotham became an officially recognized nonprofit. Now, New Gotham aims to continue the calling it was founded on while building new avenues to enrich Chicago Coffee as a whole.


Board of Directors

President: Eric Perez

Freelance Digital Marketer / Stumptown

Vice President: HARRY WINKLER

Education Trainer, LaColombe Coffee Roasters

Treasurer / Educational Co-Chair: Maciej Ostrowski

Technical Specialist, Rancilio Group NA

Educational Co-Chair: Andrew Bettis

Coffee Specialist, Rancilio Group NA

Event CO-Chair: Alice Max

Manager, Groundswell Coffee

Event Co-Chair: Ebony Echols

Barista, Groundswell Coffee + The Ruin Daily

Marketing Coordinator: Andrew Atkinson

Assistant Director of Retail Operations, Intelligentsia Coffee

Sponsorship Coordinator: BRIAN FRAIN

Owner, Abacus Coffee Roasters