pour 2019 sponsors
this festival simply would not be possible without support from our sponsors.
scroll through to learn more about these incredible companies & the work they’re doing to push the specialty coffee industry forward!
the official sustainability partner for pour 2019
The original idea behind Oatly was to find a way to make a nutritious liquid product for people who just didn’t like cow’s milk or were unwilling to use it for personal reasons. Today, the concept of producing a drink directly from oats instead of first feeding oats to a cow and letting the cow process them into milk is an option but back when we started in the 1990s most people thought we were totally crazy. That’s okay, we are happy to be right where we are now making quality liquid oat products for you to enjoy.
s & d coffee and tea
the official seed to cup sponsors for pour 2019
Since 1927, S&D has grown and transformed to meet the needs of our customers. From the beginning, our founders realized the need to bring coffee to the local area through grocery store delivery. Today, as the largest custom coffee roaster in America, our capabilities extend into the evolving world of extracts and ingredients — creating new possibilities for culinary applications and exciting new beverage choices for customers.
marco beverage systems
the exclusive brewing equipment sponsor for pour 2019
Marco Beverage Systems design, manufacture, sell and support water and coffee delivery systems. For over 30 years Marco has been supporting speciality beverage, foodservice, catering and hospitality customers around the world. Marco's systems are known for sleek design, precision control and energy-efficiency.
RECOGNIZING our customers' needs for aesthetics, quality, consistency and ease, we have developed a range of countertop and under-counter systems that give users the precise control required to serve the best-quality beverages.
As industry leaders we are driven by our passion for knowledge and innovation but, above all, our core purpose is to deliver excellence in beverage experience for all our customers.
the exclusive espresso equipment sponsor for pour 2019
Named for the symbol of Florence, Italy – the seated lion – La Marzocco has been the leader in espresso machine innovations since 1927. For the last 90 years, each La Marzocco espresso machine has been assembled by hand in Florence, Italy, and today La Marzocco espresso machines can be found in the finest cafes and restaurants around the world. A shared passion for tradition and the search for quality and superior reliability continue to distinguish the company. In addition to its commercial offerings, La Marzocco also extends to the home with La Marzocco Home, through which coffee enthusiasts can explore the craft and science of espresso, using the highest quality, professional-grade equipment designed for the home.
the educational partner for pour 2019
Ally Coffee is a green coffee company connecting roasters with specialty coffees sourced through sustainable partnerships. We are committed to opening up opportunities that move coffee forward through traceable quality green coffee and accessible learning programs. We believe the way to improve both the product and experience is to build a community around inspiration, knowledge, and guidance.
slingshot coffee co.
official partner for pour 2019
We're coffee people. And as a husband-wife team of national award-winning baristas, we’re dedicated to building on a foundation of quality, knowledge and innovation. That’s what gets us up in the morning.
That's also why every ounce of Slingshot starts with only organic, in-season beans that have been meticulously sourced and roasted. We expertly brew and bottle without compromise for an unmatched flavor and coffee experience... no secret blends, no secret ingredients, no secret origins. Just delicious coffee.
the official technical support sponsor for pour 2019
VP Coffee was established in 2006 when the need to service a dynamic and evolving coffee community became a clear and present opportunity. After years of hard work and “never saying no”, VP Coffee has now grown to include a Business Development Manager, Director of Operations, as well as 10 field service technicians. We strive to offer the best customer service while we continue to grow.
VP Coffee is the east coast’s only distributor and stocking dealer of specialty coffee equipment and espresso machines. In addition to sales & service, we also offer consultation, professional training, cafe design, and full support from idea conception to daily operations. With over ten factory trained service technicians, a fleet of service vehicles, twelve years of experience, and 12,000 sqft. of warehouse, VP Coffee is fully equipped to handle all sales and service needs of you business.
VP Coffee offers service around the clock with 24-hour emergency service, one of the nations largest technician networks, and a variety of maintenance plans to choose from.
third wave water
our water quality co-sponsor for pour 2019
Third Wave Water is a water company created by specialty coffee people. As coffee people we understand the unique challenges of this amazing industry. We equip the specialty coffee community with an optimum blend of minerals for maximum natural flavor from your coffees while simultaneously protecting your equipment.
Launched at the end of 2016, guests on ABC’s TV show Shark Tank in 2017 and appearing at a local coffee competition near you. See you at POUR!
our water quality co-sponsor for pour 2019
H2OASIS IS A LOCAL WATER RETAILER SERVING CHARLOTTE AND ITS SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES SINCE 2002. WE ARE A WATER AND BOTTLING FACILITY WITH A FOCUS ON PROVIDING PREMIUM PURIFIED WATER, WATER PURIFICATION PRODUCTS AND BOTTLE SUPPLIES FOR OUR RESIDENTIAL AND BUSINESS CUSTOMERS. WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON OUR BOTTLED WATER QUALITY AND OUR COMMITMENT TO OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE. YOU WON’T FIND PURE, BETTER TASTING WATER ANYWHERE!
our lounge sponsor for pour 2019
Pronounced hoo-ga coworking.
Striving to be Charlotte’s biggest coworking community of people building awesome things.