Monday 29 May 2023

Specialty Coffee Expo wraps up in Boston with more than 10k attendees and 420 exhibitors

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BOSTON, US — Coffee professionals from around the globe gathered in Boston, Massachusetts, last week for the thirty-third annual Specialty Coffee Expo, North America’s largest coffee trade show and host of the U.S. Coffee Championships.

This year’s show returned in full swing with over 10,000 attendees, 420 exhibiting companies, and 250 volunteers. Exhibitors travelled from 40 countries of which 20 were coffee producing countries.

Across the three days, attendees expanded their coffee knowledge during over 60 lectures and 30 workshops.

With support from sponsors, Pacific Foods Barista Series as Title Sponsor and Sanremo Coffee Machines as Diamond Sponsor, attendees were able to network on the show floor again and discover the new innovations and products from the industry.

This year’s event put a spotlight on the coffee of the South American country of Costa Rica, featured as the official Portrait Country, a designation given to a different coffee producing country at Expo every year.

2012 Best New Product and Coffee Design Award Winners

The 2022 Best New Product Competition recognized 9 new products at Expo in 9 different categories, judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Also awarded at Expo, the Coffee Design Awards recognized three companies for great design in spaces, brand, and packaging.

2022 U.S. Coffee Championships

The 2022 U.S. Coffee Championships took place in the Activities Hall and featured six competitions across the three days.

The six new U.S. Coffee Champions are:

  • Morgan Eckroth – U.S. Barista Champion
  • Elika Liftee – U.S. Brewers Cup Champion
  • Alexandra Hager – U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Champion
  • Julien Langevin – U.S. Cup Tasters Champion
  • Nick Berardi – U.S. Roasting Champion
  • Piyapat (Flook) Lapteerawut – U.S. Latte Art Champion

Specialty Coffee Expo Returns to Portland in 2023

North America’s biggest coffee event returns to the city of Portland, Oregon, April 21-23, 2023, at the Oregon Convention Center. Information on available exhibitor space for Expo 2023 will be available from May 2022.

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