Austin wakes up and smells the brews at 2nd annual coffee festival
Making a cup of coffee is one of the most ritualistic morning activities for millions of people every day. It's a truly customizable experience: You can use pre-ground coffee or grind whole beans yourself, and there are many different brewing methods, such as a traditional drip coffeemaker, a moka pot, or an AeroPress.
The local coffee community in Austin is in a world of its own, and coffee aficionados can enjoy a special weekend all to themselves to meet their favorite local roasters at the second annual Austin Coffee Festival on September 30 and October 1 at Fair Market.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable cups to enjoy endless coffee tastings from about two dozen well-known Austin roasters like Merit Coffee Co., Medici Roasting, Barrett's Coffee Roasters, and Greater Goods Coffee Co. Master roasters can help newcomers learn more about coffee, and local musicians will provide the soundtrack for the weekend.
If you're not a coffee drinker but would still like to tag along, there will be non-coffee options available, like tea tastings from Kilogram Tea and Kinship Milk Tea. Snacks will be available for purchase from Gelu Italian Ice and casual Mexican mini-chain Pueblo Viejo.
Additional roasters that will be at the festival include:
- Creature Coffee
- Red Horn Brew
- Malone Specialty Coffee
- Fara Coffee
- Sightseer Coffee Roasters
- Springtown Roasters
- Casa Brasil
- Hard Charger Coffee
- Haciendo Coffee Roasters
- Carta Coffee Merchants
- Dog Day Coffee
- Tianon Coffee
- Little City Coffee Roasters
- Wild Gift Coffee
- Luna Espresso
ATX Theatre, Topo Chico, Oatly, Mill-King, Minor Figures, and Loveramics will also be in attendance.
More information about the festival and tickets (beginning at $25) can be found on austincoffeefestival.com.