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North America’s largest specialty coffee B2B event opens its doors Friday

The event will also feature several highly anticipated and long-standing interactive features including the Best New Product Competition, Coffee Design Awards, Cupping Exchange, Roaster Village, the 2024 US Latte Art Championship, and the US Roaster Championship

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CHICAGO, IL, USA – Specialty Coffee Expo (Expo) North America’s largest B2B event for the specialty coffee industry is taking place for the first time at McCormick Place in Chicago from Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14. Organised by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA ), the event is designed to be the coffee professional’s one stop shop for everything they need to succeed in the coffee industry.

Attendees to the Expo will have access to an inspiring and motivating education program with over 50 lectures, scientific poster sessions, and workshops.

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The event will also feature several highly anticipated and long-standing interactive features including the Best New Product Competition, Coffee Design Awards, Cupping Exchange, Roaster Village, the 2024 US Latte Art Championship, and the US Roaster Championship.

For the first time since 2019 the World Coffee Championships 2024 World Brewers Cup and World Cup Tasters Championship will take place at the Specialty Coffee Expo.

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The Expo’s trade show floor will showcase over 575 exhibitors from 68 countries including Diamond Sponsor Sanremo Coffee Machines; Platinum Sponsor Pacific Foods Barista Series and the Portrait Country Guatemalan Coffees.

This year’s edition will debut two new features.

The Green Coffee Connect program, sponsored by Barista Attitude, will offer interactive programming for anyone selling or buying green coffee.

In addition, the coffee industry retail buyers who attend from around the world have an opportunity to gain access to a new Retail Buyers Lounge designed to provide a dynamic opportunity for retail buyers to network, conduct meetings, and explore potential business partnerships with exhibitors.

Green Coffee Summit (now Green Coffee Connect) and Coffee Retail Summit (now the Retail Buyers Lounge) were online events created in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to support two particularly vulnerable sectors of the specialty coffee industry. Both event websites acted as resources for both the events and curated resources from and for each industry and will remain active for these sectors to provide resources and information about future events and activations.

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a trade association built on the foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge.

From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. The SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach.

Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, the SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community. For more information, please visit sca.coffee.

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