Coffee Fest Chicago Spotlight

May 15

Erika Lowery

Coffee Fest Chicago Spotlight

By: Erika Lowery


Don't Miss the Only B2B Coffee & Tea Trade Show
in the Central U.S. in 2017! 

Calling All Coffee Professionals

abejud.pngAre you a coffee professional or expert? Perhaps you would like to join the panel of esteemed judges for one of Coffee Fest's competitions?  Apply to judge America's Best Espresso or Cold Brew Competitions, or New Products entered by exhibitors. Espresso and Cold Brew judges will evaluate espresso shots or cold brew samples based on taste, mouthfeel and flavor complexity while New Products are evaluated by innovation and retailer appeal. Think you have what it takes? Apply today! 

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Propel Your Shop into a Relevant & Profitable Business
Presented by: Kerry Miller & Sam Brandvein, Dillanos Coffee Roasters; Bryan Reynolds, Anthem Coffee & Joe Lloyd, Durango Joes

So, you opened your espresso bar, drive thru, coffee shop or some other type of retail coffee business just recently or years ago. Business is decent but you were hoping for great. So how do you get to great? Coffee Fest is poised to bring you this educational program that will cover topics to help develop a relevant and profitable business. 

The "Successful Coffee House Seminar" is a highly intensive two-day seminar for existing Coffee Retail owners. This is the best seminar on the planet for anyone that has an existing coffee house and wants to see it become more profitable.

Topics Covered:

  • Developing a successful business plan in one day.
  • Creating a unique brand that sets you apart.
  • Hiring, training and motivating your team.
  • Staff retention and development.
  • Weekly Playbook to increase sales per order.
  • A copy of "The Successful Coffee House - 22 Day Action Plan to Build a Relevant and Profitable Business."
  • All materials provided in a training book and thumb drive for continued learning.

"This was a great course. We have been in the industry for 11 years and very successful; this would have been amazing when we started." -Mike, Coffee Fest New York Seminar Attendee

"The building blocks for taking the next steps and the confirmation from leaders and peers that the coffee industry is the best is what I liked most about the Successful Coffeehouse Business Seminar. I was inspired to put together a plan and execute it immediately!"
-Carly; Coffee Fest Portland Seminar Attendee

"I am in year 10 of coffee. I own one successful shop and came to this seminar to prepare to improve and expand. This seminar has prepared me to NAIL IT at my current location and move fearlessly forward with my company. I have already recommended this seminar to my peers. It is that valuable." -Michael B; Coffee Fest Portland Seminar Attendee

Workshop Schedule:

Two-Day Workshop - Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 1:00pm
Class Level: Intermediate*

*Successful Coffeehouse Business Seminar attendees must own or manage an open and operational retail coffee business.
Register early as seating is limited and an additional investment is required.

If you've already registered to attend Coffee Fest Chicago but would like to add this workshop, contact Renee at (425) 295-3300 ext. 125 to add this workshop to your schedule.

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Customer Karma
Create Genuine, Life-Long Customer Relationships 

karma.jpgCustomer Karma will enlighten your team about the concept of karma and how it is critical to building happy, long-term profitable, customer relationships.

Topics Covered:

  • How to identify the true lifetime value of your customers.
  • How to see the "Big Picture"; putting yourself in your customers' shoes.
  • Internalizing how customers react to your product, your service and your brand.
  • How to build lifetime relationships with your customers.
  • How to increase revenue without a big marketing investment.

The focus of this presentation is on relationships and draws parallels between customers and karma. Attendees will forever change the way they view their customers.

Class Schedule:
Friday: 8:00am - 8:50am
Level: Intermediate
Presented By: Arjun Sen, ZenMango

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.
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Discover the Klean Design
Klean Kanteen

klean.jpgKlean Kanteen is a family-owned company on a mission. They introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because they wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles.

Today, as a certified B Corporation, Klean Kanteen not only creates the highest quality reusable products on the planet, they work hard to bring benefit to the people and places they touch by doing everything they can to keep single-use waste from trashing the world. The Klean Kanteen bottom line is simple: provide affordable, safe, healthy, high quality products and accessories and to promote and encourage health, sustainability and environmental awareness.

Klean Kanteen is also a proud sponsor of America's Best Espresso Competition and supplies all competitors with a customized tumbler. Stop by booth #118 at Coffee Fest Chicago to check out all they have to offer!