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Klatch Coffee steals the show at the 78th Coffee Fest

Coffee Fest has now completed production of the 78th Coffee Fest trade show, the 1st held in the greater Los Angeles marketplace. Although Coffee Fest is well-established with more than 25 years under its belt, it remains a top priority and primary objective to keep the programming extremely fresh and innovative. Coffee Fest Anaheim 2016 debuted a new professional competition; America’s Best Cold Brew Competition. Additionally, Coffee Fest Anaheim featured the launch of Coffee Fest’s new culinary workshop; Food Integration Lab and the brand new Cold Brew U workshops.

With three days full of enthusiasm from attendees, competitors, exhibitors and sponsors, Coffee Fest Anaheim was a tremendous success for all. America’s coffee & tea trade show hosted a series of competitions designed to enlighten, educate and entertain. America’s Best Cold Brew Competition featured 32 coffee roasters from around the U.S. battling for the inaugural Best Cold Brew Championship. Once the dust had settled and all the attendee and blind judge ballots had been counted, Klatch Coffee of San Dimas California took top honors. Amazingly enough, Klatch also took home the Championship title in the Anaheim America’s Best Espresso competition. Show manager David Heilbrunn stated “Winning both America’s Best Espresso and America’s Best Cold Brew on the same weekend was a monumental accomplishment that I would be surprised to see repeated for many, many years to come.”

Below you’ll find all the winners that were crowned at Coffee Fest Anaheim this past weekend:
Best New Products: Consumable
1st Place: Nutterly – Nutterly Cookie Snaps
2nd Place: Redd Bar – Redd Superfood Energy Bar
3rd Place: Cheetons – Coffee Bar Cheese

Best New Products: Non-Consumable
1st Place: PerfectCube – PerfectCube
2nd: Espro – Espro Press P5
3rd: Misumaru – Misumary Coffee Bag Valve

Best Feature Product
1st Place: Tightpac America – Coffeevac

People’s Choice Award (attendee voted)
1st Place – Know Brainer – The Thinker’s Creamer

Americas Best Cold Brew:
1st Place: Klatch Coffee – San Dimas CA
2nd Place: Scotty D’s Jamaican Coffee
3rd Place: Passion House Coffee Roasters

America’s Best Espresso
1st Place: Klatch Coffee – San Dimas, CA
2nd Place: Dragonfly Coffee Roasters – Boulder, CO
3rd Place: Bangarang Coffee Roasters – Huntington Beach, CA
Coffee Fest Latte Art World Championship Open
1st Place: 1st Place: Nobumasa Shimoyama – Melbourne, Australia
2nd Place: Woodentamper Kim – Seoul, S. Korea
3rd Place: Supachai Swangumpi – Bangkok, Thailand

About 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 coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving consumer events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry bringing retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail “trade only show” in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a friendly, informative, and enjoyable trade show floor creating a successful show that serves as a touchstone for many in the specialty coffee industry.

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For more information please contact Erika Lowery at 1-425 295 3300 ext. 126 Erikal@coffeefest.com

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