3 Coffee Festivals You Need to Go to This Year

Christine Quach

True coffee aficionados mark their calendars every year with the best coffee expos and festivals that the coffee community has to offer. This year is no different. We’ve rounded up three of the most informative and fun coffee festivals to attend this year. Whether you’ve got a free weekend off or you’re finally going for that road trip, we’ve got you covered. We guarantee it won’t be a boring weekend!


Coffee Fest L.A.

When: August 19-21, 2018

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center

For those of you on the west coast, you won’t have to make the long trip to Baltimore to enjoy Coffee Fest. Offering the same seminars, workshops, and competitions in sunny L.A., you can enjoy a warmer twist to learning about drink innovations, cold brew, and management, among many others.

Get notified when registration opens!

The New York Coffee Festival

When: October 12-14, 2018

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion

If you miss this year’s earlier festivals, have no fear! There are more later on this year. Try your hand at making your own latte art, and be the judge of many talented artists from around the country. Or, for those who are interested in the science behind brewing the perfect cup, attend lab demonstrations that show cutting-edge technology that will be sure to change your perspective on coffee!

Tickets will be on sale later this year.

The Big TEAsy Caffeine Festival

When: October 29, 2018

Where: Jefferson Performing Arts Center

Down in NOLA, this festival combines both coffee and tea (though we would have to say that the coffee would taste oh-so-much-better). Listen to jazz and snack on delicious beignets while you weave through Vendor Village and taste-test each vendor’s version on the classic cup of joe.

You can buy your tickets at the gate – an all-day pass is $10 while AAA members can buy passes for $8.

Make sure to clear your weekends this year to get your caffeine fix at one of these coffee festivals!


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