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Coffee Festival location goes from grande to venti

Posted: 2:44 PM, Jan 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-24 14:44:07-05
Cincinnati Coffee Festival

CINCINNATI — Organizers of the Cincinnati Coffee Festival are making more room for the joe. The annual festival is moving from Music Hall to the Grand Ballroom of the Duke Energy Convention Center when it returns in October.

The Cincinnati Coffee Festival is a fundraiser for the Ohio River Foundation. More than 5,000 people attended last year, according to ORF executive director Rich Cogen.

“(W)e realized we needed more room to be able to grow. We’re looking forward to an even bigger and better event at Duke Energy Convention Center this year!” Cogen said.

The festival kicks off with a trade day for coffee shop owners, baristas and people looking for suppliers. Two days of the festival are open to the public.

The event includes the “Latte Art Throwdown,” Latte in Action and samples galore.

The festival returns Oct. 11-13. Vendor applications will be available in February. Tickets to the event go on sale in August.