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.
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
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
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.
10:30 AM - Sustainability & Chocolate with River-Sea Chocolates
12:00 PM - Flavoring Your Coffee Naturally at Home with Spice N Nice
3:00 PM - Ben's Bean to Bar Basics by Potomac Chocolate
11:00 AM - Sustainability & Chocolate with River-Sea Chocolates
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.
11:00 AM - Coffee Tasting: Introduction to Professional Cupping ($)
1:00 PM - Introduction to Home Roasting
3:30 PM - Fair Trade vs Direct Trade: Sourcing, Integrity, & Sustainability
12:00 PM - Coffee Tasting: Introduction to Professional Cupping ($)
1:15 PM - Introduction to Home Roasting
2:30 PM - Fair Trade vs Direct Trade: Sourcing, Integrity, & Sustainability