The Midwest’s premier coffee festival returns to Music Hall October 21-22, 2023
One of Cincinnati’s favorite festivals is returning this fall. Tickets are now on sale for the Cincinnati Coffee Festival benefiting Ohio River Foundation. The sixth annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival returns on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22. The event, which has grown to be the premier coffee festival in the Midwest will be held in the beautiful ballroom at Cincinnati Music Hall.
Thousands of 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.
The event will again 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.
- $35.00: Weekend Pass
- $25.00: Gold Early Entry (8:00 am Saturday; 9:00 am Sunday)
- $20.00: Early Entry (9:00 am Saturday; 10:00 am Sunday)
- $17.50: All Other Entrance Times
- $41.00: Weekend Pass
- $31.00: Gold Early Entry (8:00 am Saturday; 9:00 am Sunday)
- $26.00: Early Entry (9:00 am Saturday; 10:00 am Sunday)
- $23.50: All Other Entrance Times
Group Tickets: 10 percent discount on five or more tickets at 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
“This event has grown into a can’t-miss event for coffee and tea lovers across the region. We look forward to putting on another fantastic event at Music Hall, helping support and showcase the local coffee community, and raising funds for Ohio River Foundation,” said Judi Cogen, Cincinnati Coffee Festival event director.
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 Deeper Roots, Viva Coffee Roasters, Seven Hills, and La Terza.
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.
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, 14 states, and is home to 35 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.
“Everyone deserves clean water. The Festival also provides a great opportunity to educate people about the connection between water quality and protecting our local rivers and streams. There’s a lot that goes into producing a great cup of coffee, but coffee is actually 98 percent water. Without great water, you can’t have great coffee,” said Cogen.
Ohio River Foundation thanks these current event sponsors for making the event possible: Everything Bagels, World Centric, Ernst & Young, Encore, First Financial, Horan, Allegra, Everything Cincy, Deeper Roots, Viva Coffee Roasters, Seven Hills, and Ember & Bean Roasting. If you or your company is interested in sponsoring the Cincinnati Coffee Festival, visit https://cincinnaticoffeefestival.com/sponsors/.