Coffee Fest Chicago Spotlight

May 09

Erika Lowery

Coffee Fest Chicago Spotlight

By: Erika Lowery


Experience. Engage. Interact. 

The Brackets Are Set!
Check out who will be competing at Coffee Fest Chicago! 

On Friday, June 9th, join us as the Chicago Latte Art World Championship Open kicks off. This event features 64 of the world's most talented latte artists looking to take home the top prize of $2,000 including five previous champions. Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 Champion Daisuke Tanaka from Osaka, Japan will be on-hand to defend his Chicago title as well as the Champion from Coffee Fest Nashville this past March, Robert Kim, from New Zealand. Also competing for the ultimate title is New York 2016 Champion Kwok Ying (Ivy) Lai from Hong Kong, three time champion Cabell Tice, USA and Chicago 2011 Champion Ryan Soeder.


Coffee Fest Chicago's America's Best Espresso competition will feature 30 coffee roasters from the central U.S. This highly competitive head-to-head bracket style competition begins Saturday, June 10th at 12:15pm on the Show Floor. Don't miss this exciting showdown and witness the crowning of the Best Espresso Champion! 
espresso bracket

Coffee Fest's newest competition heads to Chicago for the first time ever. Join us as we determine America's Best Cold Brew in this head-to-head competition. Roasters will be judged on either their "traditional still" or "nitrogen infused" cold brew. If you're attending Coffee Fest Chicago, be sure to stop by the competition venue to cast your vote. That's right! Attendees get to help judge and determine the best cold brew and who will be the $1,000 grand prize winner in each category.
Cold brew bracket


The Power of Storytelling:
Adopting a Product-Driven, People-Focused Approach to Connecting with Your Customers

storytellijng.jpgUsing stories to connect with your customers is a crucial piece of today's marketing strategy. Join Mark Van Tongeren of Ferris Coffee as he explains the importance of connecting your customers to the location and products that truly make your company unique. Mark will give examples of how Ferris Coffee uses storytelling to connect with their customers, the channels they use to carry this out, personal experiences and how to leverage the relationship with your roaster to connect your customers to the coffee you sell.

Class Schedule:
Friday: 8:55am - 10:00am
Level: All
Presented By: Mark VanTongeren, Ferris Coffee

This is one of the 50 free classes offered at Coffee Fest Chicago and is included in your general admission; show up early to get a great seat

Uniting People Through Coffee and More
Ferris Coffee

ferris.jpgFerris Coffee has been passionately bringing specialty coffee and gourmet nuts to their customers for nearly a century. Quality is a guarantee for each product they offer, which is why they hand-select only the finest ingredients from across the globe.

The values forged from Ferris Coffee's humble beginnings remain true today: passionately seek out and provide the finest plant-grown products from around the world, while giving back to the communities they serve.

Ferris Coffee will be at Coffee Fest Chicago to hand out coffee, cocktails and high fives! Check them out in booths #521 & 523. You can also witness them compete - they're represented in all three competitions! 

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