2024 NOLA Coffee Festival® Schedule

NOLA Coffee Festival

Friday

September 27

GENERAL ADMISSION
$20 SINGLE-DAY
$30 TWO-DAYS

  • Education classrooms accessible at 9am
  • Exhibit floor and competition areas accessible at 10am
  • Ticket does not allow access to VIP areas

VIP PACKAGE
$45 SINGLE-DAY
$75 TWO-DAYS

  • Early entry time to Exhibit Hall (one hour prior to general admission
  • Limited Reserved Seating In Educational Classrooms
  • Complimentary Entry To Select Cupping and Demonstration Events
  • SWAG bag of special exhibitor samples and event merchandise

COFFEE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS DAY

Exhibitors from across the nation and across the globe will gather in New Orleans to share their latest in new coffee products, equipment and brewing techniques. Industry speakers and special skills classes will be offered throughout the day.

9am–4pm

  • Exhibit Hall is open at 9am to VIP ticket holders; 10am for all others
  • Education classrooms open to all at 9am
  • Farm to Cup Display – presented by Westfeldt Coffee, Port NOLA, Dupuy Storage, French Truck Coffee
  • Equipment Playground – presented by La Marzocco
  • NOLA Tattoo Parlor – presented by Ace Tattoo
  • Festival Merchandise Store – accepts cash and credit card payments
  • Micro Roasters Village
  • Coffeeshop City
  • Barista Art Gallery

10am–Noon

  • Afternoon Classroom Presentations:
  • Barista Classroom – ten sessions with industry experts speaking about topics such as: advanced brewing methods, grinders, coffee origin attributes, dairy/non-dairy essentials, water essentials, sensory training and customer service essentials.
  • Roaster Classroom – eight sessions with industry experts and mentor level roasters with topics such as: new roasting equipment overview, advanced roasting techniques, microbiology basics, coffee cost dynamics, supply chain opportunities, and varietals overview.
  • Coffee Shop Owner/manager Classroom – coffee cost dynamics, train the trainer, intro to mocktails, career pathways, real estate primer, coffee equipment essentials, solving service company search issues, and “how to ruin good coffee”- a study in coffee execution.
  • Documentary Video Classroom – we will feature a half dozen of the best industry documentary films and show you how to view them at home.
  • Consumer Coffee History Classroom – New Orleans was the original “Coffee town, USA” and has more than a century of great stories to tell/share. We are lining up state historians, food writers and food historians that will share these great stories of how coffee and New Orleans have always been glorious partners.
  • Topics and Speakers to be announced

Noon-1pm

Barista Threauxdown Competitions

1pm–4pm

  • Afternoon Classroom Presentations:
  • Barista Classroom – ten sessions with industry experts speaking about topics such as: advanced brewing methods, grinders, coffee origin attributes, dairy/non-dairy essentials, water essentials, sensory training and customer service essentials.
  • Roaster Classroom – eight sessions with industry experts and mentor level roasters with topics such as: new roasting equipment overview, advanced roasting techniques, microbiology basics, coffee cost dynamics, supply chain opportunities, and varietals overview.
  • Coffee Shop Owner/manager Classroom – coffee cost dynamics, train the trainer, intro to mocktails, career pathways, real estate primer, coffee equipment essentials, solving service company search issues, and “how to ruin good coffee”- a study in coffee execution.
  • Documentary Video Classroom – we will feature a half dozen of the best industry documentary films and show you how to view them at home.
  • Consumer Coffee History Classroom – New Orleans was the original “Coffee town, USA” and has more than a century of great stories to tell/share. We are lining up state historians, food writers and food historians that will share these great stories of how coffee and New Orleans have always been glorious partners.
  • Topics and Speakers to be announced

5pm-7pm

Offsite Demonstrations and Industry Social Functions
Private Event, Mixology Locations TBD

7pm-9pm

Special Industry Awards Dinner (Theme to be announced)

Saturday

September 28

GENERAL ADMISSION
$20 SINGLE-DAY
$30 TWO-DAYS

  • Education classrooms accessible at 9am
  • Exhibit floor and competition areas accessible at 10am
  • Ticket does not allow access to VIP areas

VIP PACKAGE
$45 SINGLE-DAY
$75 TWO-DAYS

  • Early entry time to Exhibit Hall (one hour prior to general admission
  • Limited Reserved Seating In Educational Classrooms
  • Complimentary Entry To Select Cupping and Demonstration Events
  • SWAG bag of special exhibitor samples and event merchandise

COFFEE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS + CONSUMER DAY

Exhibitors from across the nation and across the globe will gather in New Orleans to share their latest in new coffee products, equipment and brewing techniques. Industry speakers and special skills classes will be offered throughout the day.

9am–4pm

  • Exhibit Hall is open at 9am to VIP ticket holders; 10am for all others
  • Education classrooms open to all at 9am
  • Farm to Cup Display – presented by Westfeldt Coffee, Port NOLA, Dupuy Storage, French Truck Coffee
  • Equipment Playground – presented by La Marzocco
  • NOLA Tattoo Parlor – presented by Ace Tattoo
  • Festival Merchandise Store – accepts cash and credit card payments
  • Micro Roasters Village
  • Coffeeshop City
  • Barista Art Gallery

10am–Noon

  • Afternoon Classroom Presentations:
  • Barista Classroom – ten sessions with industry experts speaking about topics such as: advanced brewing methods, grinders, coffee origin attributes, dairy/non-dairy essentials, water essentials, sensory training and customer service essentials.
  • Roaster Classroom – eight sessions with industry experts and mentor level roasters with topics such as: new roasting equipment overview, advanced roasting techniques, microbiology basics, coffee cost dynamics, supply chain opportunities, and varietals overview.
  • Coffee Shop Owner/manager Classroom – coffee cost dynamics, train the trainer, intro to mocktails, career pathways, real estate primer, coffee equipment essentials, solving service company search issues, and “how to ruin good coffee”- a study in coffee execution.
  • Documentary Video Classroom – we will feature a half dozen of the best industry documentary films and show you how to view them at home.
  • Consumer Coffee History Classroom – New Orleans was the original “Coffee town, USA” and has more than a century of great stories to tell/share. We are lining up state historians, food writers and food historians that will share these great stories of how coffee and New Orleans have always been glorious partners.
  • Topics and Speakers to be announced

Noon-1pm

Barista Threauxdown Competitions

1pm–4pm

  • Afternoon Classroom Presentations:
  • Barista Classroom – ten sessions with industry experts speaking about topics such as: advanced brewing methods, grinders, coffee origin attributes, dairy/non-dairy essentials, water essentials, sensory training and customer service essentials.
  • Roaster Classroom – eight sessions with industry experts and mentor level roasters with topics such as: new roasting equipment overview, advanced roasting techniques, microbiology basics, coffee cost dynamics, supply chain opportunities, and varietals overview.
  • Coffee Shop Owner/manager Classroom – coffee cost dynamics, train the trainer, intro to mocktails, career pathways, real estate primer, coffee equipment essentials, solving service company search issues, and “how to ruin good coffee”- a study in coffee execution.
  • Documentary Video Classroom – we will feature a half dozen of the best industry documentary films and show you how to view them at home.
  • Consumer Coffee History Classroom – New Orleans was the original “Coffee town, USA” and has more than a century of great stories to tell/share. We are lining up state historians, food writers and food historians that will share these great stories of how coffee and New Orleans have always been glorious partners.
  • Topics and Speakers to be announced

5pm-7pm

Offsite Demonstrations and Industry Social Functions
Private Event, Mixology Locations TBD

Specific details and times within each day are subject to change during the planning process. Final details will be confirmed 60 days prior to the event.

2023 Festival Dates

Trade and Industry Day

Friday, September 15 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Consumer Day

Saturday, September 16 9:00 AM -4:00 PM

Contact

Phone

504-813-4656

NOLA Coffee Festival