Ipsento Competing for America’s Best Coffeehouse

Ipsento will be competing at Coffee Fest in DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse Finals.

Chicago, IL (August 5, 2014) – Ipsento 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. Ipsento earned its seed at Coffee Fest Chicago 2013 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.

When Ipsento opened in 2006, its owners were interested in providing a relaxed environment that embraced their surrounding local community. With their welcoming coffeehouse they were able to do just that, Ipsento has become a center for sharing and educating about coffee. They provide their own coffee classes in house every week that presents attendees with the latest information available on the science and art involved in brewing the perfect cup. For more information on Ipsento, please visit http://ipsento.com/.

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.

“Ipsento looks at the full picture when it comes to coffee,” commented David Heilbrunn, show manager of Coffee Fest. “They aren’t only focused on what’s in the cup but also what’s going on with their communities, customers and staff.” 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 Ipsento

In 2006, Ipsento was founded with the idea in mind that all people are on a journey of self-discovery. The word “Ipsento” was invented by the company’s founders. It is the combination of two Latin roots: ipse = “self”, sentio = “to discover”. As the founders’ journey led them down a different road of discovery, the door was opened for Ipsento’s current ownership to take their global coffee travels, stories, theories, experiments, and knock-knock jokes, and introduce coffee drinkers to what they found to be a profoundly deeper experience of coffee. And, while life can be rich and full without incredible coffee in the picture, their research indicates that less than seven percent of people agree. They are serious about offering only the most brilliant, sustainable coffees in the world.

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