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Are you a coffee enthusiast? Then attend the Alabama Multicultural Organization’s Alabama Coffee Fest and discover glorious aromas, delectable tastes, scrumptious pastries, live music and more. It’s all happening from 9am-12pm at Cahaba Brewery on April 21, 2018.
The Alabama Multicultural Organization is a non-profit who’s vision is to “engage people in embracing diversity and cultures through our unique ability to see opportunities in communities where we live, learn and play so that we can have a better understanding of the beauty of life through arts, culture and education.”
The Alabama Coffee Fest is the Alabama Multicultural Organization’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the event make up a significant source of funding for the future multicultural center the organization plans to build in downtown Birmingham.
The multicultural center will include art, music, dance, film and theater programs in the hopes of helping people embrace diversity and cultures through arts, culture and education.
The Alabama Multicultural Organization’s acronym is AMOR, which means “love” in Spanish. So love diversity and culture. Love the arts and education. And love coffee at the Alabama Coffee Fest.
“We are thrilled to support various local coffee shops and roasters in the State of Alabama,” said Robert Hernandez, AMOR President. “Coffee is a beverage that is grown and enjoyed throughout the world in so many different cultures around the globe. It is the perfect cultural exchange that promotes inclusion and diversity through the savory flavors and enjoyment of a cup of coffee.”
Local coffee shops and roasters, plus bake shops
The Alabama Coffee Fest will feature over 10 local coffee shops and roasters who will be serving unlimited coffee tastings with their unique beans and flavor profiles, and will also host live demonstrations. Vendors include:
- Revelator Coffee Company
- Honest Coffee Roasters
- Domestique Coffee
- Beyond Bama
- Athens Roasting Co.
- Mason Dixon Bakery
- The Abbey Coffee Shop
- Red Bike Coffee
- Piper and Leaf Artisan Tea Co.
- Known Coffee Co.
In between unlimited coffee tastings, you can check out live latte art creations, Cahaba Brewery’s large beer selection and taste amazing pastries from seven local bake shops:
- Mason Dixon Bakery
- Homewood Bagel Co.
- Match Chocolate
- Michelle’s Chocolate Lab
- The Joyful Food Co.
- Cookie Fix
AMOR Latte Art Championship
Do you fancy decorative lattes? Then fancy this – The Alabama Coffee Fest will feature a Latte Art Championship. This exciting competition allows you to whip out your coffee decorating skills and wow 100 guest VIP judges in a three-minute, free-pour face challenge. No etching, tools, powders, etc. – just milk and espresso! Your design will be photographed and placed on the wall for judging.
Think you have what it takes to win the Latte Art Championship? Then be sure to sign up and bring your skills to the Alabama Coffee Fest.
Two of AMOR’s biggest sponsors will be donating to the event. Working Dairy Cows will donate 50 gallons of certified organic whole milk from their farm in Slocomb, and Blue Spring Living Water in Blountsville will provide natural spring water for the event.
Tickets for sale
Tickets can be bought at the door or online.
General admission tickets: $30 (includes unlimited coffee tasting, live music and live roaster sessions)
VIP: $60 (includes access to VIP entrance and coffee tasting lines, unlimited coffee tasting, live music, pastry samples, official Alabama Coffee Fest swag bag, ground coffee samples, Cahaba Brewing tour and the chance to be a judge during the AMOR Latte Art Competition)
Early bird tickets are available until Thursday, April 5, 2018 so be sure to purchase your tickets and ensure your caffeine buzz.
EB General admission: $15
EB VIP: $40 (will jump to $50 two weeks before the event!)