March 3 | 10 AM-3 PM

 photo by elli mcguire

photo by elli mcguire

 

what makes specialty coffee so special?

POUR 2018 will include over a dozen local and regional coffee roasters, educators, craftspeople & more.

you can meet area roasters and taste unique coffees from around the world, develop your palate in our sensory exploration zone, enjoy pastries from your favorite charlotte bakeries and learn coffee skills in one of our professionally-lead demos.

taste and see for yourself!

 

Our venue

you can find us in southend at the unknown brewing warehouse.

1327 s mint street
Charlotte, NC 28203

 
 PHOTO BY ELLI MCGUIRE

PHOTO BY ELLI MCGUIRE

Thursday, march 1

 

Marco presents: spirit of tea matcha art throwdown
6:45 PM @ not just coffee - dilworth crossing
free & open to the public to attend

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Saturday, March 3

10 am - First admission

11:15 AM - latte art basics Demonstration
with la Marzocco

12 PM - understanding coffee origins: a presentation
with counter culture coffee

12:30 PM - afternoon entry ticket admission

1:30 PM - roasting coffee: a marriage of science & art
presentation by pure Intentions Coffee

2:15 PM - home brewing like a pro with black & white coffee roasters
and marco beverage systems

 
 

OUR vendors

Ready your taste buds for the goodness that's to come from...

 

our sponsors

THIS FESTIVAL WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF OUR INCREDIBLE PARTNERS.

 
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FOUNDED IN CHARLOTTE, NC IN 2011, PURE INTENTIONS COFFEE IS A HOME-GROWN SPECIALTY COFFEE ROASTER AND COFFEE SERVICES COMPANY THAT FOCUSES ON FACILITATING CONNECTIONS IN SPECIALTY COFFEE THROUGH INNOVATION, PASSION, AND EXEMPLARY CUSTOMER SERVICE. THEY ARE GUIDED BY FIVE CORE VALUES OF QUALITY, ACCESSIBILITY, SERVICE, EDUCATION, AND INNOVATION – EACH OF WHICH PLAYS A ROLE IN HELPING EVERYONE ACHIEVE A PERSONAL CONNECTION WITH GREAT COFFEE. WITH EXTENSIVE SINGLE ORIGIN AND YEAR-ROUND BULK COFFEE OFFERINGS, A WELL-ESTABLISHED COLD BREW COFFEE PROGRAM, CLIENT TRAINING PROGRAMS AND EQUIPMENT PACKAGES, PURE INTENTIONS COFFEE CAN OFFER YOU LARGE VENDOR OPTIONS BACKED BY SMALL BUSINESS SERVICE.

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HEADQUARTERED IN DUBLIN, IRELAND, MARCO BEVERAGE SYSTEMS LTD DESIGNS AND MANUFACTURES LEADING HOT WATER DELIVERY SYSTEMS. PROVIDING THE GLOBAL FOOD SERVICE MARKET WITH INNOVATIVE AND QUALITY SOLUTIONS FOR COFFEE AND TEA BREWING SINCE 1980, MARCO PROVIDES EXCELLENT AND RELIABLE SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

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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. 

 
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the unknown brewery, located in southend charlotte, is not just a COMPANY THAT MAKES BEER. they're also a company that strives HELP CULTURE THRIVE- A CULTURE OF INDIVIDUALS WHO TRULY LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST, AND who GAIN THE GREATEST LIFE EXPERIENCE THROUGH DIRECT ADVENTURES (not merely THROUGH TELEVISION OR BOOKS).

the unknown brewing co. invites you: STEP INTO THE UNKNOWN.

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located in the heart of plaza midwood, undercurrent coffee is more than just a cafe. it's a place to sip, savor and enjoy, it's a place to meet neighbors and build relationships, it's a place filled with dreamers and doers. from their meticulously-sourced ingredients and sustainable practices, to their talented baristas and cozy chairs, undercurrent coffee hopes to fuel its community to pursue their dreams and accomplish great things.

opening on 2012 commonwealth ave in spring/summer 2018.

WHEN they OPENED their DOORS IN 1987, PACIFIC SET OUT TO MAKE HEALTHIER, BETTER TASTING FOODS WITHOUT LOSING SIGHT OF THE PEOPLE they were MAKING THEM FOR, OR THIS PLANET WE CALL HOME.  headquartered in oregon, PACIFIC BARISTA SERIES BEVERAGES ARE DESIGNED FOR PROFESSIONAL BARISTAS. from rice milk to almond milk to hemp milk and more, EACH VARIETY TAKES THE HEAT, HAS GREAT TEXTURE, AND KEEPS THE FOCUS ON COFFEE.

 
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ALLY COFFEE IS A GREEN COFFEE COMPANY CONNECTING ROASTERS WITH SPECIALTY COFFEES SOURCED THROUGH SUSTAINABLE ORIGIN PARTNERSHIPS. ALLY'S GLOBAL SPECIALTY HEADQUARTERS IN GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA S A HUB FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND E-LEARNING. ALLY OPENS THE COFFEE TRADE TO NEW AND ESTABLISHED COFFEE BUSINESSES BY TRANSPARENTLY PROVIDING QUALITY COFFEE AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. AS PART OF A COFFEE PRODUCING GROUP IN BRAZIL, ALLY REMAINS INTEGRATED WITH FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE ALONG THE FULL COFFEE SUPPLY CHAIN.

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VP COFFEE IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING YOU WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY PRODUCTS, THE MOST RESPONSIVE SERVICE TEAM AND THE TOP OF THE LINE CUSTOMER SERVICE THAT YOU DESERVE. WE'RE FACTORY TRAINED AND AUTHORIZED SERVICE TECHNICIANS FOR ALL MAJOR MAKES AND MODELS OF SPECIALTY COFFEE EQUIPMENT.

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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!

 

Established less than a year ago, Third Wave Water has quickly created a new segment in the coffee industry, with products created to make the perfect water for brewing coffee. By simply adding a packet of third wave water's mineral blend to a gallon of distilled water,  coffee pros and home enthusiasts alike and can create the most optimal water for brewing coffee as determined by the Specialty Coffee Association.

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If you taste something like never before when you sip Slingshot, then you get it. Slingshot isn't your average cold brew. We set out to craft the highest-quality, best-tasting cold brew that is light, bright, juicy and fruity -- all of the things we know and love that make insanely delicious cold coffee. 

Slingshot is always brewed using only single-origin coffees that are 100% Certified Organic, Certified Kosher and directly-sourced.

S&D Coffee & Tea, located in Concord, NC, is a major manufacturer of coffee and tea for the foodservice, convenience and consumer packaged goods industries. S&D is also a leading producer of liquid extracts. In continuous operation since 1927, the company serves over 110,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery.

 

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