Campfire Cafe Sessions


Opening a Cafe - Campfire CafeGather around the proverbial campfire with your peers to experience the Campfire Cafe Speed Sessions at Coffee Fest. Taught by industry professionals, Joshua Boyt, Chris Deferio, Gail Gastelu, Anna Gutierrez, Josh Harris, Gary & Sammy Meyer, Bruce Milletto and Matt Milletto. Understanding these top 10 issues will help you launch and fine tune your business for success. Whether you are running a Coffee Shop, Espresso Bar, or Opening a Cafe, Campfire Cafe sessions can help turbocharge your business. *These sessions are offered at each Coffee Fest Trade Show*




12:30pm-1:00pm - TBA

1:30pm-2:00pm - Hiring, Training, Culture & Morale; Joshua & Gretchen Boyt, Metronome Coffee

2:30pm-3:00pm - Expense Control; Joshua Boyt, Metronome Coffee

3:30pm-4:00pm - The Changing Face of Retail; Chris Deferio, Keys to the Shop Podcast


12:30pm-1:00pm -TBA

1:30pm-2:00pm - The Meaning of Money; Chris Deferio, Keys to the Shop Podcast

2:30pm-3:00pm - Design & Ambiance; Matt Milletto, Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

3:30pm-4:00pm - Specialty Coffee Trends in 2018; Anna Gutierrez, Barista 22


11:30am-12:00pm - Marketing; Bruce Milletto, Bellissimo Coffee Advisors

12:30pm-1:00pm - Coquering Cold Brew in Your Cafe; Gary & Sammy Meyer, Friedrichs Coffee Roasters



Amazing experience at the cold brew competition. Right from registration we were treated with kindness & respect. We were so excited to get into such a big show for such a small fee. The connections we made...

Michael Herrera - Mama Kats/The Steeping Giant