Coffee Fest was celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first consumer coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry and brought retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail trade show in 1998.
With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a convivial trade show floor to create a successful show that celebrated its 50th event in February 2008. With attendance numbers climbing at every Coffee Fest, “the little show that could” now hosts four annual trade shows, including an international event debuting in Hong Kong in November.
Coffee Fest remains the industry’s top-performing show, consistently providing retailers with relevant information to hone their business skills and up their bottom line.