IRVINE, Cal. USA – Registration is now open for both 2023 Specialty Coffee Expo and Re:co Symposium, taking place in Portland, Oregon, USA this April. Expo is North America’s largest gathering of specialty coffee professionals and is set to take place at the Oregon Convention Center from April 21-23, 2023.
Re:co Symposium precedes Expo, running April 19-20, Re:co addresses the pressing topics facing our industry today, with expert speakers, sensory experiences, live discussion, networking, and engagement opportunities.
Specialty Coffee Expo is the largest specialty coffee event in North America, featuring the latest industry products, exciting industry trends, and provides exclusive access to the newest companies in coffee.
Specialty Coffee Expo 2023 is proudly supported Diamond Sponsor, Sanremo Coffee Machines.
Features at Expo
Over 450 exhibitors showcase their most innovative products and services at Expo with many competing for Best New Product and Coffee Design Awards. On the Expo show floor, visitors can network with professionals from across the industry, including roasters, retailers, producers, importers, and baristas.
The Green Coffee Buyers and Sellers Program returns for its second year, facilitating business relationships for the purchase and sale of green coffee. The Cupping Exchange will provide the opportunity to sample coffees from a variety of regions, while the Roaster Village is a bustling meeting point on the show floor to talk to small roasters and boutique green coffee importers.
Those seeking education experiences will find dozens of lectures by industry experts as well as workshops covering a wide array of topics of interest to coffee professionals, and the latest coffee research highlighted during the Coffee Science Foundation Scientific Poster Session.
The Roaster Village serves as a key meeting point at SCA trade shows for attendees to talk to smaller roasters and boutique green coffee importers who showcase the latest trends in coffee sourcing, handling, roasting, brewing and distribution. This year the Roaster Village is moving to a prominent area on the main show floor!
Best New Product Competition and Display
The Best New Product Competition recognizes the latest innovations in the specialty coffee industry. Recent winners include Littorary, Fellow, Plant Tap/Numilk, and many others.
All submissions will be placed on permanent digital display on the New in Coffee platform. Submissions are open to 2023 Specialty Coffee Expo exhibitors from January 17 and close March 17, 2023.
Competition categories include:
- Coffee Accessories
- Commercial Coffee Preparation and Serving Equipment
- Consumer Coffee Preparation and Serving Equipment
- Open Class
- Specialty Coffee Beverage Flavor Additive
- Specialty Non-Coffee Beverage Stand Alone
More information about Best New Product is available on the event website at coffeeexpo.org/bestnew-product-competition
Coffee Design Awards
Great design serves an important function in distinguishing specialty coffee. The Coffee Design Awards celebrate innovation in design in four categories: coffee spaces, branding, packaging, and vessels. All submissions to the Coffee Design Awards will be placed on permanent display on the Design in Coffee platform. Submissions are open from January 17 to March 17, 2023.
More information about the Coffee Design Awards is available on the event website at coffeeexpo.org/coffee-design-awards.
U.S. Coffee Championships
The 2023 Specialty Coffee Expo will host the six U.S. Coffee Championships organized by the staff and volunteers of the SCA U.S. Chapter. Coffee professionals from across the United States will compete in Portland in the U.S. Barista, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits, U.S. Latte Art, U.S. Cup Tasters and U.S. Roaster Championships.
Registration and Hotels
Registration is now open at coffeeexpo.org, with several discount levels available—including an early bird discount until March 10, 2023. Visitors may take advantage of special hotel rates by booking their rooms through the Expo reservations webpage.