4th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival
September 28 & 29, 2019
Despite a weekend of 90 degree weather, the 4th annual Columbus Coffee Festival showed that it’s never too hot to enjoy a cup of coffee. Over 5,000 attendees packed the Ohio Village to enjoy coffee samples from over 25 independent roasters and coffee shops from around the Midwest. Guests enjoyed a mixture of cold brews, decaf and speciality blends.
Along with two full days of coffee, a variety of new experiences were added to the Festival. Guests enjoyed complimentary axe throwing, a local history exhibit of Ohio’s coffee, ceramic demos, local poets, musical acts courtesy of WAV, watercoloring with coffee, live screen printing, yoga and shopping from local merchants and a host of bakers served us sweet treats. Not to mention a cat cafe, where attendees helped over $1,800 for Columbus Humane and one kitten found a new home.
Upon entry, each guest received a commemorative mug that helped reduce our event waste by diverting the use of styrofoam mugs, which would have ended up in a landfill. Our sustainability efforts also included collecting all the coffee grounds from the weekend. SWACO assisted with new recycling tents and an overall collection of 8 cubic yards of cardboard.
Many thanks to our sponsors and community partners: Flourish Chiropractic, Gutter Shutter, Snowville Creamery, Topgolf, Universal Windows Direct, Winans Chocolate and Coffee, The Kiln Room, SWACO, The Dick and Jane Project, Alison Rose, Rewind Press, Oakland Nursery, Columbus Humane, Dueling Axes and Columbus Coffee Trail.
All photos by Josh Smukal.