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Slate Coffee Roasters Competing for America’s Best Coffeehouse

Slate Coffee Roasters will be competing at Coffee Fest in DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse Finals

Slate Coffee Roasters will be going to Portland to compete for the title of DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse this October at Coffee Fest Portland! Coffee Fest, a tradeshow for specialty coffee since 1992, will be holding this year’s final rounds of their DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse in Portland, OR, at the Oregon Convention Center on October 17-19, 2014. Slate earned its seed at Coffee Fest Seattle 2013 where it was named as a regional champion. They were named as DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse for the western region. The six regional champions will come together to compete for the top prize of $10,000 and the title of America’s Best Coffeehouse of 2014.

Slate Coffee Roasters may only be a year old but they have been competing with other coffeehouses that are decades older and excelling. They source high-quality coffees from a number of different countries and continents in order to highlight the diversity inherent in coffee. For Slate Coffee Roasters, they have found that quality is always the result of collaboration. Slate Coffee Roasters promise unparalleled hospitality and a delicious beverage every time.

America’s Best Coffeehouse is conducted thrice annually for three regions of North America (East, Central and West). Every coffeehouse/café in America and Canada are welcome to participate by applying to compete at the Coffee Fest in their region. There are three winners chosen from each region and the first place winners move on to compete in the bi-annual national championship. The 2014 national competition is being held in Portland this October with the top six coffeehouses competing. From the eastern region: Peregrine Espresso from Washington D.C. and Café Grumpy from New York, NY. From the central region: Palace Coffee Company from Canyon, TX and Ipsento from Chicago, IL. And from the western region: Klatch Coffee from Upland, CA and Slate Coffee Roasters from Seattle, WA.

“Slate Coffee is dedicated to their coffee and their customers,” commented David Heilbrunn, show manager of Coffee Fest. “They may be new but their strengths speak for themselves and have set them apart.” Competitors and judges have worked tirelessly this year to be and find the best in this year’s competitions. Coffee Fest Portland will determine who the best coffeehouse in the nation is. To learn more about Coffee Fest please visitwww.coffeefest.com.

About Coffee Fest
Coffee Fest has been celebrating coffee long before coffee was “hot”. In 1992, they gathered coffee professionals together in Seattle for their first coffee festival. After several years of hosting thriving consumer events, Coffee Fest turned its focus toward the specialty coffee, gourmet tea and alternative beverage industry bringing retailers, distributors and manufacturers together for its first retail "trade only” show in 1998. With a mission to help attendees build and refine their specialty coffee businesses, they coupled a relevant educational program with a friendly, informative, and enjoyable trade show floor creating a successful show that serves as a touchstone for many in the specialty coffee industry.

Today Coffee Fest produces three trade shows annually, strategically positioned in Atlanta, Chicago and Portland. Coffee Fest remains the industry’s top-performing show, consistently providing retailers with relevant information to hone their business skills and up their bottom line and manufacturers and service companies the face to face opportunities to build their businesses.

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