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Coffee Events to Look Forward to in 2020

From Coffee Expos to Coffee Championships, 2020 Coffee Event Calendar Is Here!

coffee events in 2020

If you love coffee, then you should know there’s a lot more for coffee lovers to do than just drink a cup or three at home, or even with friends at a local coffee bar or coffee shop. Perhaps more importantly, if you work in the coffee business, there are some events that you must attend at least once during the span of your coffee career.

Every year, there are lots of amazing events for both hardcore coffee fans and coffee professionals to enjoy. These range from coffee championships that highlight the best in coffee prep that the country has to offer, to events that bring together the best new things happening in the world of coffee. With that in mind, here are some of the most special coffee events coming up for you to put on your calendar in 2020.

U.S. Coffee Championships

Ready to see the best of the best when it comes to coffee preparation? If your answer was a hearty YES, then get ready to come to Orange County, CA. on February 21st to February 23rd for the U.S. Coffee Championships!

Sponsored by the Specialty Coffee Association, the U.S. Coffee Championships bring the best baristas and brewers from all over the country to compete for the right to represent the U.S. at the World Coffee Championships. This three-day event features the U.S. Barista Championship and the U.S. Brewers Cup Championship.

As an added bonus, if you attend this event, you can also see the Roaster, Coffee in Good Spirits, and Cup Tasters Qualifiers, where competitors fight for spots in the U.S. Finals in Portland in April. The event takes place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA. and you can register through

The Specialty Coffee Expo in Portland

The Specialty Coffee Expo is the biggest coffee event in North America. It’s like the World’s Fair of coffee, giving the entire coffee world the opportunity to see what’s new and interesting for the future of coffee.

Every year, over 75 countries from all over the world converge on this event, with over 13,000 people coming to see exhibitors vie for titles like Best New Product or the Design Lab award. It’s a great opportunity for people in the industry and fans alike to network, learn, and discover what’s happening in the coffee world.

In 2020, the Specialty Coffee Expo takes place in Portland starting on Thursday, April 23rd until Sunday April 26th.

Coffee Fest

Coffee Fest is a specialty coffee event that has been running for over 25 years. It is geared towards coffee business owners, helping new coffee professionals get critical education, resources, and access, while providing networking and new product opportunities for experienced coffee business operators.

If you’re a coffee business owner or have just always dreamed of being one, you may want to check out Coffee Fest. Fortunately, Coffee Fest is held at multiple locations across the country, so there should be one near you. Attend March 8th to March 10th in New York, June 26th to June 28th in Chicago, August 9th to 11th in Anaheim, or October 23rd and 24 in Tacoma, Washington.

coffee events in 2020

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These are just a few of the great coffee events that you can look forward to in 2020. Do a little investigating on your own to see other opportunities to share your love of coffee with casual fans or veteran coffee professionals.

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