Coffee Fest Nashville Spotlight

Mar 30
2017

Erika Lowery

Coffee Fest Nashville Spotlight

By: Erika Lowery

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Coffee Fest is excited to announce the competition results from its just completed show - and first ever event in Nashville - that took place March 17-19, 2017. With three days of enthusiasm from attendees, competitors, exhibitors and sponsors, Coffee Fest Nashville was a tremendous success for all. The specialty coffee and tea trade show hosted a series of competitions designed to enlighten, educate and entertain. Below you'll find the winners that were crowned at Coffee Fest Nashville, including the second-ever America's Best Cold Brew Competition.Coffee Fest is excited to announce the competition results from its just completed show - and first ever event in Nashville - that took place March 17-19, 2017. With three days of enthusiasm from attendees, competitors, exhibitors and sponsors, Coffee Fest Nashville was a tremendous success for all. The specialty coffee and tea trade show hosted a series of competitions designed to enlighten, educate and entertain. Below you'll find the winners that were crowned at Coffee Fest Nashville, including the second-ever America's Best Cold Brew Competition.


Latte Art World Championship Open

winpour.jpgThe finalists of the Coffee Fest Nashville 2017
Latte Art World Championship Open were:

1st Place: Robert Kim - Auckland, New Zealand 
2nd Place: Lance Hedrick - Memphis, TN
3rd Place: Daisuke Tanaka - Osaka, Japan 
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Final Bracket


America's Best Espresso - National Championship

abefinal.jpgEvery two years the top winners of the America's Best Espresso Competition from the past six Coffee Fest Show's compete for the ultimate title of National Champion. Coffee Fest Nashville 2017
set the stage for the best roasters to compete and Sump Coffee took home the grand prize.

1st Place: Sump Coffee -St. Louis, MO 
2nd Place: Dragonfly Coffee Roasters - Boulder, CO
3rd Place: Slate Coffee Roasters -Seattle, WA 

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FINAL BRACKET


America's Best Cold Brew

pilcrow.pngThe second-ever Cold Brew Competition took place at Coffee Fest Nashville and continues to prove cold brew is more than just a trend. Be sure to stop by the competition venue at an upcoming Coffee Fest Show to sample and cast your vote for Best Cold Brew! The finalists at Coffee Fest Nashville were: 

1st Place: Pilcrow Coffee - Milwaukee, WI
2nd Place: BeanFruit Coffee Co. - Pearl, MS
3rd Place: Uel Zing Coffee - Bloomington, IN

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FINAL BRACKET


Best New & Featured Products

More attendees visit trade shows to see and evaluate new products than for any other reason. At Coffee Fest, new and featured products are judged by industry experts based on innovation and retailer appeal. New products debuted within the past eight months are broken into two categories (consumable and non-consumable) and any product to have entered the market past this time, are considered a "Featured Product." The Best New and Featured Products were recognized and rewarded as follows: 
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NEW PRODUCTS: CONSUMABLE

1st Place: 1883 Maison Routin - 1883 Spritz Syrup
2nd Place TIE: Milkadamia - Latte-Da & Onnit Labs - Emulsified MCT Oil
3rd Place: Smartfruit - Smartfruit

  NEW PRODUCTS: NON-CONSUMABLE
1st Place: DrinkTanks® - DrinkTanks® Insulated Cups  
2nd Place: Coffee Freshness System - Coffee Freshness System

BEST FEATURED PRODUCT: 
oneVessel by Vessel Drinkware - Assorted Copper Insulated Vacuum Stainless Tumber

People's Choice Award

moninwin.jpgAlso taking place at the eastern region Coffee Fest was the chance for attendees to cast their vote for their favorite new product which were displayed in the Product Showcases all weekend. Monin Gourmet Flavorings proved victorious with their new Butter Pecan and Tiramisu Syrups. Be sure to cast your vote for Best New Product at your next Coffee Fest!


We hope to see you at the next Coffee Fest! Join us in Chicago this June 9-11, 2017. 

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