Save the Date: Largest Coffee Festival in the Midwest is in Cincinnati this Fall

Fifth annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival benefiting Cincinnati non-profit Ohio River Foundation returns to Music Hall October 22-23

CINCINNATI  – The fifth annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival returns to Music Hall this fall. The event, which has grown to be the largest coffee festival in the Midwest will be held in the beautiful ballroom at Cincinnati Music Hall. It’s set to take place Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. Cincinnati Coffee Festival is a major fundraiser for Ohio River Foundation (ORF), a Cincinnati-based nonprofit with successful programs dedicated to protecting and improving the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its watershed.

The Ohio River Watershed stretches across 200,000 square miles, 11 states, and is home to 25 million people. ORF is the only regional conservation organization working to protect and improve the ecology of the Ohio River and its rivers and streams. Coffee has a natural connection to that mission.

“Without great water, you can’t have great coffee,” said Rich Cogen, executive director of ORF, which produces the event. “The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is our signature fundraising event. Thousands turn out each year to experience popular coffee roasters, tea providers, fine food purveyors, and live music. We look forward to putting on a wonderful event again at Music Hall, helping support the local coffee community, and raising funds for our conservation work.”

The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is open to the public and will have a large variety of local and regional coffee roasters in attendance such as local favorites La Terza, Deeper Roots, and Carabello. Additionally, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers will be on hand to showcase their goods and provide samples to festival attendees.

Features include the always-popular Latte Art Throwdown, and Latte Art in Action, where attendees can watch a master barista create latte art and learn how to pour their own. Demonstrations and presentations from industry experts, a “cupping” station, where guests can learn to sample coffee like a pro, and live music will also again be featured.

Vendor applications are available at

Additional event details will be announced at a later date. Tickets will go on sale in the summer. For more information, visit

Ohio River Foundation thanks these current event sponsors for making the event possible: Miir, La Terza, Carabello, Deeper Roots, and HORAN. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Cincinnati Coffee Festival, visit

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