Coffee Fest has been celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they
gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first coffee
festival. After several years of hosting thriving events, Coffee Fest turned its
focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry
and brought retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail
"trade show" in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty
coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a friendly, informative, and enjoyable
trade show floor creating a successful show that serves as a touchstone for many in the specialty coffee industry.
Today Coffee Fest produces three trade shows annually, strategically positioned in New York, Chicago and Seattle. Coffee Fest remains the industry’s top-performing show, consistently
providing retailers with relevant information to hone their business skills and
up their bottom line and manufacturers and service companies the face to face opportunities to build their businesses.