Cincinnati Coffee Festival Raises More Than $50,000 for the Ohio River Foundation

CINCINNATI — The 2021 Cincinnati Coffee Festival was a tremendous success with thousands of guests attending the event from October 22 to 24 at Cincinnati’s Music Hall. A fundraiser for the Ohio River Foundation, the Cincinnati Coffee Festival raised more than $50,000 for the organization.

Attendees were met with more than 50 vendors including purveyors of coffee, tea, chocolate, baked goods, ceramics, and much more.

The Platinum Buzz event on Friday evening included the crowd favorite Latte Art Throwdown, an interactive scavenger hunt, specialty coffee and tea cocktails, and dinner by the bite. The weekend sessions featured live music, a silent auction, painting with coffee by Jarold Cadion, and Latte Art in Action where participants learned the secrets to pouring their own latte art at home.

“Without great water, you can’t have great coffee,” said Rich Cogen, Executive Director of Ohio River Foundation. “The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is an opportunity for us to come together as a community and to recognize the importance of caring for the watershed.”

For more than 20 years, Ohio River Foundation has worked to protect and improve the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its 11-state watershed. To protect the river is to protect the land, the water, and the air — the entire watershed.

That watershed is a source of drinking water, a place of recreation and commerce, a wildlife habitat. Its health affects the quality of life of all 25 million people who live there (approximately 10% of the U.S. population). ORF works towards these goals through environmental education and conservation activities that serve to inspire environmental stewardship for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens.

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