We just attended the CoffeeFest Anaheim trade show in Southern California. It was an excellent event, featuring useful classes, plenty of networking opportunities, and endless samples of exceptional coffees (hot and cold brew) as well as tea & flavored drinks.
Held at the Anaheim Convention Center, CoffeeFest Anaheim was one of several CoffeeFest Events held every year. There were espresso and cold brew contests. We were thrilled when our Peruvian Chasqui coffee was included in a cold blend that won 2nd place. Congratulations to Damian Scott of Scotty D’s Jamaican Coffee who took home the prize. (First place for cold brew was Klatch coffee.)
Loaded with vendors hawking everything from eco friendly cups to flavorings & food items for coffee shops, there was something for everyone. In addition to coffee & coffee supplies, there were an abundance of tea vendors and green coffee sellers. There was even an earplug vendor. (Those earplugs come in handy at the farm where roosters like to start at 2:30 am!)
We made the rounds, took in some classes, and reconnected with coffee friends from all over the country. It was especially nice to be able to meet with our California friends who we don’t get to see as much as we’d like.
The event seemed well attended & we look forward to seeing everyone again at the Specialty Coffee Big Event in April.
Here’s a few photos that we took. Enjoy!
There was of course so much more…just a taste. Hope to see you at the next big coffee event!