Palace Coffee Co. will be competing at Coffee Fest in DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse Finals.
Canyon, Texas (July 28, 2014) – Palace Coffee Company will be going to Portland to compete for the title of DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse this October at Coffee Fest Portland! Coffee Fest, a tradeshow for specialty coffee since 1992, will be holding this year’s final rounds of their DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse in Portland, OR, at the Oregon Convention Center on October 17-19, 2014. Palace Coffee Co. earned its seed at Coffee Fest St. Louis this past June where it was named as a regional champion. They were named as DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse for the central region. The six regional champions will come together to compete for the top prize of $10,000 and the title of America’s Best Coffeehouse of 2014.
For only having been opened for three years, Palace Coffee Company has made headlines with its accomplishments. This past June, Palace Coffee Company opened a second location in Amarillo, Texas, to introduce the downtown business district to craft coffee and to create an environment where customers can take a break from their busy lives. They are known for their warm, inviting atmosphere and their staff of talented baristas. For more information on Palace Coffee Company, please visit http://www.palacecoffee.co/.
America’s Best Coffeehouse is conducted thrice annually for three regions of North America (East, Central and West). Every coffeehouse/café in America and Canada are welcome to participate by applying to compete at the Coffee Fest in their region. There are three winners chosen from each region and the first place winners move on to compete in the bi-annual national championship. The 2014 national competition is being held in Portland this October with the top six coffeehouses competing. From the eastern region: Peregrine Espresso from Washington D.C. and Café Grumpy from New York, NY. From the central region: Palace Coffee Company from Canyon, TX and Ipsento from Chicago, IL. And from the western region: Klatch Coffee from Upland, CA and Slate Coffee Roasters from Seattle, WA.
“Although fairly new, Palace Coffee Company emerged in the lead of seasoned veterans during competition. They wowed us in St. Louis and we are excited to see how they compete on a national scale,” commented David Heilbrunn, show manager of Coffee Fest. Competitors and judges have worked tirelessly this year to be and find the best in this year’s competitions. Coffee Fest Portland will determine who the best coffeehouse in the nation is. To learn more about Coffee Fest please visit www.coffeefest.com.
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.
Today Coffee Fest produces three trade shows annually, strategically positioned in Atlanta, Chicago and Portland. 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 and manufacturers and service companies the face to face opportunities to build their businesses.
About Palace Coffee Company
Palace Coffee Company opened July 1, 2011. It has quickly earned a reputation for great coffee, a warm atmosphere, and a talented staff of baristas who do everything with thought and craft. It has also become the hub of the barista community in the Texas Panhandle. It is with that heart Palace Coffee launched the Barista Throwdown League in 2012. Palace Coffee Company proudly serves Evocation Coffee Roasters “carefully roasted” coffee as their primary coffee partner. You will also find their guest roaster program is rather extensive as well with some of the best roasters across the nation; Verve Coffee Roasters, Parisi Artisan Coffee, Handsome Coffee Roasters, Oddly Correct, and Madcap Coffee Company to name a few.