An espresso blend fills your senses when you walk into Los Angeles’s flagship coffee celebration of the year. The Los Angeles Coffee Festival brings together coffee lovers of all levels with its delicious coffee, food, drinks, live music, and art.
This DTLA event hosts key coffee vendors like Califia Farms along with smaller vendors like the LA Coffee Club. They, along with other industry professionals like The NoMad Hotel’s Ryan Bailey and Devocion’s Maya Albert, put on a line-up of talks and tastings. Between caffeine spikes, you can check out LA Coffee Festival’s Lab program for tips on setting up your own coffee shop or just to explore the history of coffee with the experts. If all that coffee makes you want to do something with your hands, learn how to make latte art at the festival’s Latte Art Live or take a lesson on making the perfect coffee cocktail. Those who get really good at drawing designs in milk can sign up for one of the festival’s latte art throwdowns. Things are sure to get frothy.
- Approximately 7,000 people per year attend this delicious festival.
- 10% of the ticket is donated to Project Waterfall, a way to support water projects in main regions that grow coffee.
- Each ticket costs $ and children under 10 are admitted for free.
- The event will run from 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM on Saturday and 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM on Sunday.
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What does the ticket include? Entry to the Los Angeles Coffee Festival for a three-hour session & unlimited free coffee, and workshops accompanied by live music.
What time does the festival end? On Friday, the hours are from 6-8 pm. On Saturday, the festival is from 10 am-4 pm, and on Sunday is from 12 pm-4 pm.
Is there an age limit? This festival is open for all ages.
What’s the best time to arrive? Since this is an open event, feel free to arrive whenever you want between the hours of opening.
What should I bring? No reason to bring anything other than yourself and your ticket. Food and drinks are provided at the event and there will be several vendors to choose from.
Where is the venue located? Located at the Magic Box at The Reef, which can be found at 1933 South Broadway
What is the parking situation? The parking lot adjacent to the venue contains 1,100 spots but many people can opt to use the metro system to arrive and not worry about their parking.