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With 30+ Roasters, the No Filter Espresso Fest is Coming to CharlotteDaily Espresso Information by Roast Journal


The No Filter Espresso Fest (beforehand often called POUR) is coming to Charlotte Sept. 25. Photographs courtesy of No Filter Espresso Fest.

Greater than 30 quality-focused espresso roasters will likely be making the trek to Charlotte, North Carolina, subsequent month for the return of the No Filter Espresso Fest (previously often called the POUR Espresso Pageant).

Designed to bridge the hole between specialty espresso roasters and coffee-loving customers whereas nurturing the Southeastern United States espresso scene as an entire, the occasion will happen Sunday, Sept. 25, at Camp North Finish.

“Shopper habits have shifted as a result of COVID and we wished to carry people collectively within the spirit of amplification of the nice work being performed by espresso professionals and occasional companies all around the Southeast,” No Filter Espresso Fest Co-Founder Diana Mnatsakanyan advised DCN. “Our Southeastern espresso neighborhood is gifted, artistic and most of all resilient, and we need to rejoice that.”

The unique POUR competition was based by Mnatsakanyan, who’s at the moment the Southeast market improvement supervisor for Oatly, together with fellow Charlotte espresso skilled Matt Dudley of Marco Beverage Techniques.

Following a two-year in-person hiatus because of the pandemic, a reputation change to No Filter and the launch of an online-only occasion, the founders have enlisted a 3rd accomplice for in-person return, Erin Hunter of the Charlotte-focused advertising and marketing agency Let’s Meet CLT.

Tickets for the 2022 occasion begin at $25, and visitors will likely be allowed limitless samplings from greater than three dozen craft roasting and tea firms from all through the Southeast. A collection of workshops and panel discussions are being organized by Brianna Berry of the Charleston, South Carolina-based espresso consultancy and occasions agency Speak Espresso to Me.

POUR 2019

This 12 months’s occasion can even introduce a retail part organized by Louisville, Kentucky-based dwelling and prosumer espresso tools vendor Prima Espresso Gear.

All of this collective espresso buzz displays the outstanding development of the specialty espresso market within the Southeast over the previous 5 years, as dozens of latest roasting firms have emerged alongside scores of latest espresso retailers.

Mnatsakanyan advised DCN that when she began her espresso profession in Charlotte, there was actually one specialty espresso store within the metropolis serving pourovers. Because the variety of quality-forward retailers has grown exponentially, so too have shopper habits. 

“We see this growing demand for extra bespoke, specialty-style choices like house-made syrups, distinctive seasonal specials, single origin coffees, and the like,” Mnatsakanyan mentioned. “Customers are additionally asking extra of their espresso: The place are roasters sourcing their espresso from? What sort of processing strategies have been used? What are the values of the espresso firms that I purchase from? Which aren’t in any respect questions that have been requested after I reduce my tooth as a child barista.”

Among the many record of exhibitors at this 12 months’s No Filter Espresso Fest are: Counter Tradition Espresso, HEX Espresso, Black and White Espresso Roasters, Arteo, Enderly Espresso Co., Giddy Goat Espresso Roasters, PERC Espresso, Slingshot Espresso, Path Blaze Espresso Academy, Summit Espresso, Huskwell, and Getchusomegear.

For tickets and data, try the No Filter homepage.


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