Posted on March 14, 2017
Emile Haddad Seattle: Something to Look Forward To in 2017
Welcome the New Year with the Best Coffees in the Country at the 2017 CoffeeCon
CoffeeCon is a coffee festival celebrated in key coffee locales in the country, which of course includes Seattle. The festival is the brainchild of author Kevin Sinnott who wrote the book “The Art & Craft of Coffee.” CoffeeCon was first held in Warrenville, IL on February 25, 2012. Attracting thousands of consumers from all over the state, Kevin decided to hold another the following year, also in Warrenville. But by 2014, Kevin thought that other coffee lovers deserve to enjoy the festival as well, and so he brought it to Chicago; and then to LA. By 2015, NYC has become part of CoffeeCon.
CoffeeCon in Seattle for 2017 will be from January 28 to 29. The organizers have yet to release information on the exhibitors, events, classes, and speakers but I’m sure it will be a blast! How can you go wrong with a festival that lets you taste some of the best coffees in the country, try brewing equipment and gear, and learn all about coffee and how to make the perfect brew? For me, it’s one the best events to ever happen in Seattle, bar none.
The best part about CoffeeCon for me is the hands-on lessons you get to join to learn how to create the perfect brew at home. If you’re a barista wannabe, this event is for you! The ticket covers free samples of coffees from participating local and regional roasters—sample as much as you want! Isn’t that great?
I will update this post to give you details of the 2017 CoffeeCon in Seattle as soon as they become available so stay tuned!
Have you been to a CoffeeCon? How was your experience? Please do share it here with us! We’d love to hear all about it! You may reach me through this site. Looking forward to hearing from you!