Fun is brewing at the Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11, Music Hall

The first Cincinnati Coffee Festival enjoyed a large turnout, and organizers want to build on that success with plenty of improvements for the event’s second year.

Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Rich Cogen, executive director of Ohio River Foundation

“With more than 4,000 attendees, the inaugural Cincinnati Coffee Festival received rave reviews and exceeded our expectations,” said Rich Cogen, executive director of Ohio River Foundation, which produces the event.

Among the improvements will be an extra day, Friday, specifically for coffee shop owners, baristas and business entrepreneurs. Also new this year are “The Art of Coffee,” a showcase of coffee-themed art in a variety of media, and “Latte in Action,” in which attendees can try their hand at creating latte art.

The event includes vendors, coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers, plus live music and demonstrations.

Cincinnati Coffee Festival

Judy Cogen, event director

Last year’s popular “Latte Art Throwdown” will be back on Saturday. The competition lets baristas vie, bracket-style, for the title of Supreme Latte Artist of Greater Cincinnati.

Tickets are $12.50 in advance or $15 day of show.

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