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2023 Stage and Classroom Schedule

We are honored to welcome this distinguished lineup of presenters and teachers bringing a new level of entertainment and education to the festival! Come early and stay all day to enjoy these classes and presentations in between sampling & shopping at the booths!

Main Stage Presentations

You're not going to want to miss the main stage located in the back of the South Hall! Get your seat early or stand in the back as these featured presenters share their stories. All presentations are approx 30-45min with Q&A opportunities.

Saturday
October 7th

10:30 AM - "The Mesmerizing Story of Turkish Coffee" with Gizem Salcigil White

12:00 PM - "How Chocolate is Made" For Kids! presented by River-Sea Chocolates

1:30 PM - Coffee and Community with Paul Olsen, founder of Weird Brothers Coffee

3:00 PM - The Various TASTES of Cafe Medrano with Raul Medrano and Chef Carolina Gomez

Sunday
October 8th

11:00 AM - "Story of a Coffee Hunter" by Joey Stazzone, founder of Cafe Kreyol

12:30 PM - "How Chocolate is Made" For Kids! presented by River-Sea Chocolates

2:00 PM - "The Mesmerizing Story of Turkish Coffee" with Gizem Salcigil White

Next Level Classroom

Take your chocolate and coffee education to the NEXT LEVEL with this informative classroom. Enjoy a smaller group setting and get to know your teachers. Secure your seat early as seating is limited to 30 with first come first served seating.

Saturday
October 7th

10:30 AM - Sustainability & Chocolate with River-Sea Chocolates

12:00 PM - Flavoring Your Coffee Naturally at Home with Spice N Nice

1:30 PM - Hobby to Business: A Step-by-Step Guide with Sugar Strategist

3:00 PM - Ben's Bean to Bar Basics by Potomac Chocolate

Sunday
October 8th

11:00 AM - Sustainability & Chocolate with River-Sea Chocolates

12:30 PM - Hobby to Business: A Step-by-Step Guide with Sugar Strategist

1:45 PM - Ben's Bean to Bar Basics by Potomac Chocolate

Coffee Education Lab by Cafe Kreyol

Roast Magazine's 2023 Roaster of the Year, Cafe Kreyol, is bringing their expertise to YOU. Join in on one of these amazing sessions taught by Cafe Kreyol's seasoned professionals. Secure your seat early as seating is limited to 30 with first come first served seating. Learn more and read course descriptions by clicking here.

Saturday
October 7th

11:00 AM - Coffee Tasting: Introduction to Professional Cupping ($)

1:00 PM - Introduction to Home Roasting

3:30 PM - Fair Trade vs Direct Trade: Sourcing, Integrity, & Sustainability

Sunday
October 8th

12:00 PM - Coffee Tasting: Introduction to Professional Cupping ($)

1:15 PM - Introduction to Home Roasting

2:30 PM - Fair Trade vs Direct Trade: Sourcing, Integrity, & Sustainability

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