Over 5,500 coffee-lovers joined us for The Los Angeles Coffee Festival 2019 to celebrate LA's vibrant coffee scene and did we ever have fun!
We watched some of the top baristas create the unimaginable at Latte Art Live. World Latte Art Champion, Arnon Thitiprasert wowed the crowd with his next-level designs, as did the team from TNT, Espresso State of Mind and other coffee celebs from local and afar.
Industry innovators led inspiring panel talks and workshops in the Lab and tasting sessions in The Tasting Labs. Panels, cuppings and cocktail masterclasses had line-ups out the door!
Foodies fueled up at The Street Food Market and at The Kitchen where chefs, like Dale Pinnock of The Medicinal Chef and Henry Molina of The NoMad Hotel, led culinary demonstrations and samplings.
We can't forget about Coffee Masters! The competition was buzzing all weekend long, where 16 top baristas battled it out for the coveted title. After three long days of espresso blending, Signature Drink making, origin guessing and more, Mexico's Carlos de la Torre ended up walking away with the prize, which included a $5,000 cheque, a Slayer Espresso single group machine and a Mahlkonig EK43 grinder. Congrats, Carlos!
Thank you to all of our attendees, vendors, baristas, roasters, volunteers and everyone else who made LACF 2019 a hit! A special shout out to our amazing sponsors (you know who you are!) who helped make it all possible.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!