Asheville’s annual, one-day celebration of all things coffee. As we transition into our 4th consecutive year, we are shaking things up a bit! This year there are TWO ways to enjoy our celebration. First, stroll through our Outdoor Street Faire for free and see what local artists, food vendors, and coffee shops are showcasing these days. Next, embrace the full experience, and snag yourself a ticket to sip the region’s best coffee, experience barista competitions, experiment with innovative espresso drinks and learn more about the evolving coffee scene. In attempts to make our expo as sustainable as possible, we have partnered with local pottery purveyor, The Bright Angle, to craft some beautiful, one of a kind sampling cups for our ticket holders. So upgrade your ticket for an extra $12 to support local arts, keep things eco-friendly and take home your own handcrafted ACE sampling cup. Keep scrolling for an in-depth breakdown of this year’s programming. Your ticket grants you access to: The Espresso Bar Baristas from a selection of coffee shops will showcase unique and inventive espresso drinks. Each coffee shop will have a two-hour window to create their inspired drinks. Anyone who has purchased a ticket to the expo will have access to FREE samples of these drinks. The Lectures throughout the festival, thought leaders and industry professionals will share their knowledge about this year’s theme: sustainability in coffee. The Competitions Asheville Coffee Expo competitions will test barista’s ability to make fantastic looking and tasting drinks in a variety of situations. Head inside Pleb to experience a uniquely Asheville take on your average barista latte competition. The Cupping Tent Wanna taste coffee like a pro? Join highly skilled coffee professionals as they taste you through coffees provided by our roasters. The coffees are grouped by the region, allowing coffee enjoyers to investigate the subtleties between each of the growing regions. Visit www.avlcoffee.com for more details about the event and to purchase your tickets today!
$14 pre-sale/$17 at the door, there is also a free street faire on the grounds