Largest Coffee Festival in the Midwest returns to Music Hall October 22-23,2022Tickets are now on sale for the Cincinnati Coffee Festival benefiting Ohio River Foundation. The fifth annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival returns on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23. 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.
Coffee and tea lovers from all over the region will be able to join world-class roasters, coffee shops, purveyors of fine food, and professional baristas to enjoy hundreds of free tastings of the finest coffees, teas, pastries, chocolates, and savory foods. The weekend will include live music, latte art demos, the chance to see the latest equipment and accessories, and demonstrations by industry experts.
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, including a “cupping” station, where guests can learn to sample coffee like a pro, will again be featured.
New this year: Attendees will get the chance to celebrate the “Art of Coffee” by creating their own coffee-themed works of art. Materials and guidance will be provided by the Cincinnati Coffee Festival team.
The event will be using timed entry to help manage crowds. A limited number of tickets will be sold for each entry time. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased here.
- $30.00 Weekend Pass
- $18.00 First Entrance Time
- $16.50 All Other Entrance Times
- $35.00 Weekend Pass
- $23.00 First Entrance Time
- $22.00 All Other Entrance Times
Cincinnati Coffee Festival is produced by and 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.
“Many elements go into producing a great cup of coffee, but coffee is actually 98 percent water. Without great water, you can’t have great coffee,” said Judi Cogen, Cincinnati Coffee Festival event director. “It’s a great opportunity to educate people about the importance of protecting our local rivers and streams, so that we can ensure clean water for all.”
The Ohio River watershed is a place of recreation and commerce, wildlife habitat, and source of drinking water to millions of people. The health of the river and its tributaries affects the quality of life of everyone in the watershed.
“We’re very excited to be bringing the event to the region again this year. 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 Ohio River Foundation,” said Cogen.
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, Viva Coffee Roasters, Seven Hills, and Carabello.
Finally, the Cincinnati Coffee Festival team is pleased to announce that Miami University student Klaire Vandegrift is the winner of this year’s poster contest.
Ohio River Foundation thanks these current event sponsors for making the event possible: Miir, Ernst & Young, Raymond James, La Terza, Carabello, Deeper Roots, Seven Hills and many more. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Cincinnati Coffee Festival, visit https://cincinnaticoffeefestival.com/sponsors/.