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Cincinnati Coffee Festival 2019

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Exciting changes are underway for the third annual Cincinnati Coffee Festival! After hosting more than 5,000 people last year, the festival is moving to a new, larger home in the Grand Ballroom of the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Cincinnati Coffee Festival will once again kick off with a trade day on Friday, Oct. 11 for coffee shop owners, baristas and people interested in getting into the coffee business. Saturday, Oct. 12 and Sunday, Oct. 13 will be open to the public, with 60 vendors -- local and regional coffee roasters, coffee and tea shops, bakers, pastry shops and chocolatiers -- on hand to sample their wares. Popular activities such as the Latte Art Throwdown, where baristas vie for the title of top latte artist, and Latte in Action, where attendees can try their hand at creating latte art, will be back this year. New additions include a Coffee Olympics and Campfire Coffee, a casual conversation area. Other demonstrations, coffee-themed art and live music will also be part of the fun.

Tickets are on sale now -- buy in advance to skip the line and save money! General admission is $12.50 in advance or $15 the day of the event. VIP tickets are also available; they include access to the event an hour early, among other "perks."

Cincinnati Coffee Festival is a major fundraiser for Ohio River Foundation, a Cincinnati-based nonprofit with successful programs dedicated to protecting and improving the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and its watershed.

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Earlier Event: October 10