Coffee Fest Portland 2014 Announce Overall Winners

Winners of the National Championships of the America’s Best Espresso, America’s Best Coffee House and Winners of the Latte Art World Championship Open Announced


Portland, OR (October 28, 2014) – Coffee Fest held its final show for 2014 in Portland, OR, this October.  The three day show was a huge success for all exhibitors and attendees.  During the show, Coffee Fest held the final competitions for America’s Best Coffeehouse and America’s Best Espresso as well as the Latte Art World Championship Open.

The winners of the DaVinci Gourmet America’s Best Coffeehouse National Championships are;  3rd place, Café Grumpy, out of Brooklyn, NY,  the 2nd place spot was won by Klatch Coffee out of Los Angeles, CA,  and finally America’s Best Coffeehouse is Palace Coffee Co. hailing from Canyon, Texas.  Of the six Best Coffeehouse finalists from all over the United States, Palace Coffee Co. comes from the smallest town with a population of just 12,000.

The winners of the America’s Best Espresso National Championships are; 3rd place Goshen Coffee out of Edwardsville, IL, in 2nd place we have Resilient Coffee Company from Richland, WA, and the 1st  place winner of the America’s Best Espresso is Sunergos Coffee; of  Louisville, Kentucky.

The winners of the Latte Art championship are; 3rd place Daisuke Tanaka.  In 2nd place we have Kenta Tamura and the 1st place winner is Yusuke Ota.  All three winners of Latte Art World Championship Open rein from Japan.  This is the first time Japan has occupied all three levels on the podium at the Latte Art World Championship Open competitions.

Finally, the Best New Products in Consumable and in Non-Consumable competition.  The winners of the Consumable products are; 1st place Jindilli Beverages for their Milkadamia, 2nd place goes to Cappuccine for their Tart Culture Smoothie and in 3rd place we have ELEMENT Snacks for its ELEMENT.  In the Non-Consumable New Product winners are; 1st place MicroGreen for its inCycle Coffee Cups and lids.  In 2nd place Champion Chemical Company for its MEGA Descaler and 3rd place Espresso Supply for its Bonavita 1.7L Gooseneck Variable Temperature Kettle.

“We are thrilled to have seen such outstanding competitors this year for all of our competitions especially for America’s Best Coffee House and America’s Best Espresso Competitions,” said David Heilbrunn, President of Coffee Fest.  “The show overall was very exciting and a huge success and a great way to end our 2014 season.”

Coffee Fest, tradeshows for specialty coffee since 1992, will host its 2015 season starting on February 6th until the 8th in Atlanta, GA, at the Cobb Galleria Center.  To learn more about Coffee Fest please visit

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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