At east end of Chicago’s Navy Pier, Coffee Fest hosted vendors and guests at the show’s summer installment. The show presents a valuable opportunity for new business owners to gain a strong foundation of coffee education as they build their business. The Fresh Cup team is always excited to attend to show, where coffee veterans and newcomers mingle, sharing new products, sampling expertly brewed coffee, and building relationships across the supply chain.
Fresh Cup had the honor of co-sponsoring Two Brews & a Lie, a lively triangulation tasting competition held at Metric Coffee and hosted by La Bodega. Competitors raced to identify the coffee that didn’t belong, cupping their way through sets of Metric’s coffee.
(Photos: Ellie Bradley.)
We also prowled the show floor, getting the scoop on new products, saying hello to old friends, and welcoming newcomers to the wonderful world of coffee. As with any coffee show, the networking continued well into each evening as show attendees explored the best of Chicago’s night life.
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