The Los Angeles Coffee Festival Returns To LA For Second Year of Coffee, Food, Music, Art + Charity
After a successful inaugural year on the West Coast, the Los Angeles Coffee Festival will be returning this fall from November 8th – 10th at Downtown LA’s Magic Box @ The Reef.
Slated to be even bigger and better than last year, the weekend-long event will feature not only exceptional coffee, but also incredible local food, cocktails, live music, art and film. Whether you’re a beginner, coffee aficionado, self-confessed coffee geek or key industry stakeholder, it is an event that is not to be missed.
The three-day festival will include a wide variety of coffee vendors and other exciting brands including, but not limited to: Bluestone Lane, Black & White Coffee Roasters, Minor Figures, Califia Farms, Rishi Tea, Truth Coffee Roasting and so many more. It will also debut the Coffee Masters USA competition, where 16 baristas will showcase their skills head-to-head across a broad range of disciplines.
Additionally, The Lab program will be making its return, featuring an exciting line-up of interactive demonstrations, education workshops, talks and tastings. The Coffee Music Project will once again have a notable presence, while the first-ever Coffee Art Project – Film Edition will be taking place in the festival’s Movie Room.
Further festival features include:
First launched at last year’s LACF, The Kitchen will be returning this year! This will be the go-to spot for foodies, where star chefs from LA’s incredible food scene will present their most innovative ideas. Attendees will have a chance to experience demos, workshops, and talks lead by notable and emerging restaurateurs and culinary legends from the LA culinary landscape.
Latte Art Live
An interactive zone dedicated to the highly popular skill of latte art. In past years at the NYC and London Coffee Festivals, local heroes such as Jai Lott and Barista Dee, and international names like Dritan Alsela, Dhan Tamang, Lem Butler, and Luke Shilling, have taken to the stage. Attendees can take part in hands-on workshops and demonstrations where the pros will teach them the techniques and skills behind jaw-dropping masterpieces.
The Innovation Zone
Where you can discover the personalities behind some of 2019’s coolest and most cutting-edge brands and small businesses, ranging from technology, to apparel, to the freshest micro-roasters.
Street Food Market
Will feature some of the coolest food concepts in town once again this year. Whether a meat-eater, super-food lover, or “gluten free, dairy free, everything free,” a hungry stomach is sure to be satisﬁed.
In addition to offering delicious street food, live music and coffee-inspired art, 10% of profits are donated to Project Waterfall, partnering with NYC-based charity: water to deliver life-changing water projects in coffee-growing regions.
Since 2011, Project Waterfall has raised over $1.5 million, bringing clean water to more than 37,000 people across seven countries. Find out more about Project Waterfall at projectwaterfall.org.
On this year’s festival, Allegra Group CEO, Jeffrey Young shares, “We’re super excited to be back for another Los Angeles Coffee Festival to celebrate coffee, culture and charity in the vibrant city of LA. Year two boasts an exciting line-up of features, including the prestigious Coffee Masters USA competition, which will take place in the West Coast for the first time this year and LA’s hottest chefs will be on the menu at The Kitchen. We can’t wait to see you there!”
Tickets for The Los Angeles Coffee Festival are now on sale at: https://www.la-coffeefestival.com/, and are expected to sell out quickly. For coffee connoisseurs and foodies alike, this event is bound to give Los Angelenos and global attendees a truly exciting break from the daily grind.
The festival is also offering a “Super VIP” ticket package, which offers three-day access to the event, a dedicated VIP entrance, and a VIP goodie bag, full of gifts from some of the event vendors, and a copy of the Los Angeles Coffee Guide 2020 book.
WHAT: The Los Angeles Coffee Festival
WHEN: Fri., Nov. 8th – Sun, Nov. 10th 2019
Friday, November 9 – 11am-6pm | Industry Day
Saturday, November 9 – 9:30am-12:30pm | Brunch Session
Saturday, November 9 – 12:30pm-3:30pm | Lunch Session
Saturday, November 9 – 3:30pm-6:30pm | Teatime Session
Sunday, November 10 – 9:30am-1pm | Brunch Session
Sunday, November 10 – 1pm-4:30pm | Lunch Session
WHERE: The Magic Box @ The Reef | 1933 S Broadway | Los Angeles, CA 90007
See you there!