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Coffee Fest Announces 2004 New Show Dates and Locations

Coffee Fest trade shows has released its 2004 schedule. The dates and locations are to occur as follows: Washington, DC - March 19-21, 2004; Las Vegas, NV - June 12-14, 2004; Seattle, WA - October 15-17, 2004

Dates and locations have changed so that Coffee Fest Las Vegas will not be held over the NASCAR racing weekend, which has taken place the past two years. Coffee Fest Atlantic City has been moved to the brand new, state-of-the-art Convention Center in Washington, DC. In addition to moving to a preferable weekend, Coffee Fest has needed a larger venue and will now be produced at the Venetian Hotel/Sands Expo Center.

“Coffee Fest Atlantic City, which had been produced three times, never reached the attendance potential representative of the region being served,” said Coffee Fest show manager David Heilbrunn. “While the facility was more than acceptable, the geographical location seemed to limit growth and attendance. Moving to the new Washington, DC Convention Center will provide easier access for attendees throughout the eastern U. S. and will in turn result in tremendous attendance. In time, Coffee Fest Washington, DC should even eclipse the attendance of Coffee Fest Seattle,” he continued.

Coffee Fest trade shows, one of the nation’s leading trade shows for the specialty coffee and gourmet tea industries, is designed specifically for coffee house owners, specialty retailers, restaurateurs and entrepreneurs. Coffee Fest was created as both an educational and marketing vehicle for the proliferation of the specialty coffee, gourmet tea, and alternative beverage industry.

Coffee Masters Partners With Women’s Culinary Association

Mike Ebert, executive vice president, Coffee Masters, led the coffee tasting educational program during a joint dessert/coffee tasting held recently at the French Pastry School in Chicago. Illinois.

The event, sponsored by Coffee Masters and the Chicago Chapter of Les Dames d’ Escoffier (LDEI), was open to the community. Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer of the French Pastry School created four desserts, which were matched with appropriate coffees based on roast, blend, acidity, body and flavor.

Benefits from the fundraiser will go to the Chicago Les Dames d’Escoffier scholarship fund. LDEI is an international women’s culinary organization made up of professional women of high achievement in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality. Membership is by invitation only.

Founded in 1985, Coffee Masters, Inc., based in Spring Grove, IL, is a specialty coffee roaster.

African Fine Coffee Conference To Be Held in Kenya

The Eastern African Fine Coffees Association, (EAFCA) is organizing the first ever African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition to be held in Nairobi on February 19-22, 2004. The event is expected to attract a wide range of exhibitors and participants from all areas of the regional and international coffee industry, and features a number of top-notch speakers from around the world - including key representatives from Starbucks, ICO, leading research agencies and private companies.

The Eastern African region represents over 90% of the finest, specialty coffee available from the continent and coffee from all nine EAFCA member countries of: Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia will be represented at the exhibition and cupping pavilion.

The African Fine Coffee Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the show, “The World’s Wildest Coffee,” showcases the distinct quality and character of East African coffees, as well as its heritage. The event promises to be an excellent business opportunity for buyers, importers and roasters to meet the coffee exporters and farmers, while manufacturers of coffee related equipment would find the exhibition an investment.

Fred Kawuma, executive director of EAFCA, says: “EAFCA has attended several coffee exhibitions in other parts of the world like Rome and Boston, and the response to our products and our potential has been very positive. The time has now come to showcase Eastern African coffee on home territory. After all, this is the birthplace of coffee and we have a lot to be proud of.

Topics to be included in the eductional sesions include: Internet Auctions, Coffee Appellations Development in Eastern Africa, Areas of Colloboration between EAFCA & International Coffee Associations, and Promotion of Domestic Coffee Consumption. Web Site: www.worldswildestcoffee.com.


In the September 2003 issue, the wrong e-mail address for Scolari Engineering was printed in the Advertisers’ Index. The correct email address is: www.scolarieng.com. Our apologies.

In the August, September and October issues, the wrong address was listed in Eland Logistics’ advertisement. The correct address is: 55 Browns Line, Unit B, Etobicoke, Ontario M8W 3S2 Canada. Tel: (416) 253-7999, Fax: (416) 253-2016.

Tea & Coffee - December/January, 2004
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