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COFFEE FEST IS THE BUSINESS RESOURCE FOR THE SPECIALTY COFFEE COMMUNITY

 

Experience new products and services on the buzzing show floor, discover what's trending in the industry, and network with peers, industry leaders, and experts. Brew up ideas to jumpstart your business with all levels of education taught by industry professionals and your most trusted brands. Coffee Fest is more than a tradeshow, it's an immersive experience where the specialty coffee community comes together, driving through leadership & stimulating business growth.

JOIN US IN 2024

MINNEAPOLIS

October 11 & 12, 2024
Minneapolis Convention Center

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Registration Opening Late Summer!

Busy show floor at The Market at Coffee Fest
Seasoned barista helps novice barista perfect her pour
Speaker speaking to group at Coffee Fest
Exhibitor introducing their product to an attendee for the first time at Coffee Fest

How can Coffee Fest help you?

For Existing Coffee Shop Owners

As an owner, you’re the evolving pulse on the industry.

You need:

  • Advanced education to drive growth, customer satisfaction & revenue
  • Product sourcing in key areas of equipment, coffee & tea, food, ingredients & technology and beyond

Coffee Fest provides:

  • Education targeted specifically to trends, leadership, growth and expansion & business delivered by a vast network of speakers who bring their best on these topics and more.
  • Spaces and places for you to rub elbows with other fellow owners to uncover solutions
  • A unique, immersive experience to reward and excite your staff
  • Inspiration and energy to keep pursuing your coffee business dreams. There’s no substitute for the genuine, down-to-earth face-to-face interactions with other coffee people only found at Coffee Fest.

For New Business & Startup Owners

Just starting out, there’s a lot to take in to establish your new business.

You need:

  • Broad training on coffee and tea products as well as basic business essentials.
  • A wide variety of product sourcing solutions across a broad range of product categories
  • a plan for your business future
  • New business connections.

Coffee Fest provides:

  • With such a variety of distributors, producers and manufacturers on our exhibit floor, you’ll conquer your list to source drink ingredients, equipment, technology, grab-and-go food products, ready-to-drink products and so much more.
  • Expert-led sessions, backed by years of industry experience & know-how to inspire solutions and ideas.
  • A dynamic, educational and unique experience to fuel your inspiration
  • Spaces and places for you connect with other coffee business owners from your area – some new like you and many more established owners who’ve been in your shoes before.

For Coffee Roasting Companies & Distributors

Connecting with customers is your core business.

You need:

  • New product suggestions from your customers, to drive innovation
  • Connection points with new potential customers
  • To be seen as a leader in the industry, a brand people pursue

Coffee Fest provides:

  • Competitive opportunities for you to showcase your product & skill
  • Connections with green coffee producers, equipment manufacturers, packaging companies and more

For Baristas

You are at the heart of the coffee experience.

You need:

  • To discover new products that your customers will really be into
  • To connect with others who can show you something new
  • New ideas to spark inspiration
  • Help to decide if coffee is your future

Coffee Fest provides:

  • An immersive environment to taste, touch, smell, and discover new products first-hand
  • A worthy challenge – a chance to show off your skills
  • To connect with other baristas who are learning, just like you

WHAT THEY SAY...

  • "Opportunities grow abounds at Coffee Fest! Training, both free and paid, time to meet with new and current vendors, meeting others in your industry. All Access Pass is the way to go!"
  • "A must-attend if you are in the industry. Very informational, wonderful way to network and meet people in the industry!"
  • "I couldn't have imagined a more informative show, from talking to exhibitors, all of the education options, and networking with others in the industry. Can't wait to go to more Coffee Fest's next year!"
  • "It was a great opportunity to meet vendors and try products. The workshops are very valuable and were just what I needed to get started in our business!"
  • "The event is a great resource to explore new opportunities, education, and networking pertaining to the coffee industry."
  • "You will never meet a better group of people. Being around like-minded individuals who bring different perspectives to a collective is exciting and invigorating. Coffee Fest provides education, information, and opportunity!"

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