Sip, Slurp, Savor: The S.F. Coffee Festival is Coming Up

Sip, Slurp, Savor: The S.F. Coffee Festival is Coming Up

By Mackenzie Hutson October 20, 2019

Crafting a high-quality cup of coffee requires much more time and effort than you might think. A lot of work goes into every batch—from caring for the plants and harvesting the cherries, to separating the seeds from the fruit, to perfectly roasting the beans and grinding them to the proper textures, to brewing the grounds correctly. So, we think coffee deserves a weekend-long celebration, and thankfully for us, the S.F. Coffee Festival is right around the corner. 

So much work goes into crafting coffee before it ever ends up in your cup. The San Francisco Coffee Festival is the perfect place to learn more about the process and to sample coffees from around the world. 

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The San Francisco Coffee Festival will take over the Festival Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture the weekend of November 2. With 90-plus specialty roasters and exhibitors from the Bay Area and beyond, live entertainment, and tasty snacks, every coffee enthusiast will want to attend—so grab your San Francisco Coffee Festival tickets while you still can.

S.F. Coffee Festival Schedule

Coffee roasters and enthusiasts come from all over the state to sample the best of the best at the annual Coffee Festival. Photo courtesy of S.F. Coffee Festival.

Saturday

9 a.m.

Festival open to VIP ticket-holders 

10 a.m. 

Session 1 begins, offering access to all roasters and exhibitors as Ventura-based folk rock band Anchor & Bear provides live entertainment

10:15 a.m. 

Coffee Convos: Coffee with a Purpose with Shizue RocheAdachi (Kickapoo Coffee Roasters), Fernando Diaz (Proyecto Diaz Coffee), and Jon Frech (Black Oak Coffee Roasters)

11 a.m. 

Coffee Convos: Queens of Coffee with Nicole Dutram (Allegro Coffee Roasters)

12 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: Bartenders & Baristas Blend 

12:45 p.m.

Serving ends for session 1

1 p.m.

Session 1 ends

Make sure to stop and listen to the live music from Anchor & Bear between sips during session 1 on Saturday. Photo courtesy of S.F. Coffee Festival.

1:30 p.m.

Session 2 begins with live entertainment from Venice’s Little Monarch

1:45 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: Double Shot of Insta with Nicole Modic (Kalejunkie), Wenter Shyu (Third Culture Bakery), and Hannah Miller (Fellow Products)

2:30 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: Leading Coffee Pioneers with Keba Konte (Red Bay Coffee), Eileen Rinaldi (Ritual Coffee), and Harry Krigel (Allegro Coffee Roasters)

3:15 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: Art of Espresso-ion 

4:15 p.m.

Serving ends for session 2

4:30 p.m.

Day 1 of the S.F. Coffee Festival comes to a close

Sample all of California's best coffees at this year's S.F. Coffee Festival. 

Sunday

9 a.m.

Festival open to VIP ticket-holders 

10 a.m. 

Session 1 begins, giving access to all roasters and exhibitors as San Francisco native and singer-songwriter Andrew St. James provides live entertainment

10:15 a.m. 

Coffee Convos: A Sip of Sustainability with Devorah Freudiger (Equator Coffees & Teas), Stephanie Alcala (Coffee Manufactory), and Janice Nadworny (Food 4 Farmers)

11 a.m. 

Coffee Convos: Rising Grind with Buffy Maguire (Lady Falcon Coffee Club), Sean Boyd (Red Whale Coffee), Andy Baker (Chocolate Fish Coffee Roasters), and Nick Visconti (DRINK COFFEE DO STUFF)

12:45 p.m.

Serving ends for session 1

1 p.m.

Session 1 ends

There is endless joy and endless coffee at this Bay Area festival. Photo courtesy of S.F. Coffee Festival.

1:30 p.m.

Session 2 begins with live entertainment from Bay Area natives-turned-L.A.-transplants Spooky Mansion

1:45 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: Tech of Coffee with Arno Holschuh (Bellwether Coffee)

2:45 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: #CoffeeIsTrending with Jai Lott (Bluestone Lane)

3:30 p.m. 

Coffee Convos: The Ultimate Cup of Coffee  

4:15 p.m.

Serving ends for session 2

4:30 p.m.

The S.F. Coffee Fest comes to a close

With such an amazing lineup—not to mention all of the special offerings that can only be found at this festival—how can you pass up the SF Coffee Festival? If you’re as excited as we are, make sure to check out some of the Bay Area’s best coffee roasters to prep your palate. See you soon, Bay Area coffee legends!

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