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Look for our articles, seminars and exhibits at the trade shows and magazines highlighted below.

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  Coffee Fest   Coffee Fest
    Coffee Fest has been celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first consumer coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry and brought retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail trade show in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a convivial trade show floor to create a successful show that celebrated its 50th show in February 2008. With attendance numbers climbing at every show, “the little show that could” now hosts four annual trade shows, including an international show debuting in Hong Kong in November. Coffee Fest remains the industry’s top-performing show, consistently providing retailers with relevant information to hone their business skills and up their bottom line.  


  Specialty Coffee Association   Specialty Coffee Association of America
    We are the world’s largest coffee trade association dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community. We recognize, develop and promote specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for members. Celebrating 27 years of success, the strength of our organization is reflective of our members who represent more than forty countries and every segment of the specialty coffee industry, from coffee growers to coffee roasters and retailers. Together, we ensure our industry continues to thrive.  




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Coffee Talk
Coffee Talk Magazine

CoffeeTalk has the most completely vertical readership in the industry. Every single issue contains relevant information to and about the growers/producers, importers/brokers, roasters, and retailers. Our word counts are the heaviest in the industry. Our editorial philosophy is clear: we write about what counts, when it counts. We are not afraid to confront timely issues and we are not afraid to praise when praise is due. Our editorial philosophy has consistently made our magazines the most thoroughly read and passed along press in the industry. Our magazines do not drop on the coffee table in the reception lobby, they move from in-box to in-box as required reading by entire organizations.



Fresh Cup Magazine Fresh Cup
  Since 1992, Fresh Cup has been delivering in-depth analysis of the specialty coffee and tea industries, helping you to make informed business decisions and deliver first-rate products and services. We know that coffee and tea is not just your business but your passion. We devote the same energy to giving you the most vital, up-to-date information you need to enrich and improve your business. Over 15 years, coffeehouses and tearooms evolved from obscurity to the norm while their suppliers - from roasters and blenders to syrup companies and cup manufacturers - went from small entrepreneurial ventures in closet-sized offices to today’s sophisticated coast-to-coast businesses.    




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    Roast Magazine
    Roast magazine is a bi-monthly technical trade magazine dedicated to the success and growth of the specialty coffee industry. Roast addresses the art, science and business of coffee roasters by covering the issues most important to them with high quality editorial focused on the technical aspects of coffee.  


Specialty Coffee
    Specialty Coffee Retailer
    Specialty Coffee Retailer covers the business and trends of the ever-expanding specialty coffee industry. The monthly magazine is mailed to more than 12,500* coffee and tea retailers, coffee roasters, chain executives and store managers. Specialty Coffee Retailer provides practical information and business insight for the profitable operation of a coffeehouse, cart/ kiosk/drive-thru or teahouse. Several special supplements are published throughout the year, including an annual Buyer’s Guide, a Roaster’s Resource Guide, a summer Product Showcase and three Buyer’s Boutique sections.