What to expect from Birmingham’s Alabama Coffee Fest Feb. 23 at Cahaba Brewing

You know where to find us on Saturday, February 23. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Seven hours of coffee tasting, pastry eating, live music listening and latte art making? Count. Us. In. This Saturday, February 23, from 9AM to 4PM, the Alabama Multicultural Organization (AMOR) will be hosting the second annual Alabama Coffee Fest at Cahaba Brewing Company. Here’s what you can expect:

What is it?

“The Alabama Coffee Fest is Alabama Multicultural Organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from this event are a significant source of funding for our future multicultural center that includes art, music, dance, film and theater programs. We are a non-profit named AMOR which stands for Alabama Multicultural Organization.  Its 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.”

Alabama Coffee Festival site

Schedule

So, unfortunately ticket holders won’t be able to stay for the whole seven hours because the day will be split in two with a morning and afternoon session. Each session has a 500 ticket limit with options for VIP or General Admission. The morning session starts at 9AM for VIP ticket holders, 9:30AM for GA and lasts until 12PM. The afternoon session starts at 1PM for VIP and ends at 4PM.

Not not be dramatic, but this is the most beautiful photo I’ve ever seen. Photo via Revelator Coffee Co. Facebook

Coffee Tasting

Get ready to taste A LOT of coffee. You’ll see a few familiar faces from some of our favorite local shops like Revelator Coffee Company, Filter Coffee Parlor and Seeds Coffee. Plus visitors like Banjo Coffee from Atlanta, GA and Bigbee Coffee Roasters from Jackson, AL. Other vendors include:


  • Notable Coffee
  • Baba Java Roaster & Cafe
  • Domestique Coffee
  • Tropicaleo
  • Confucius Institute of Troy University (Tea)
  • Piper and Leaf Tea Co
  • Good Morning Coffee Company

Food Vendors

Come hungry because some of the best local restaurants will be there ready to sell their best eats to go with the drinks!

Food vendors include:

  • Tropicaleo
  • Homewood Bagel Company
  • Match Chocolate
  • Michelle’s Chocolate Lab
  • Cookie Dough Magic
  • Happy Carts
  • Girl Scout Troop 30148 (!!!)
  • Highland Gourmet Scones
Bicycle Day playing at Revelator Coffee Co. Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

Music

Get ready to rock and roll. Local artists will perform until around 3PM.

Artists include:

  • Jimmy Savage | 9:00 – 9:45AM
  • Rock Soul Revival | 10:15 – 11:00AM
  • Ash | 12:45 – 1:30PM
  • Bicycle Day | 2:00 – 2:45PM

Tickets

Tickets are limited for both sessions, so you’ll want to purchase yours beforehand on Eventbrite. General Admission tickets are $15, but they are offering a student, military, teacher and senior discount for $10. VIP tickets are $45 regular and $40 with a discount. No worries if you can’t purchase tickets beforehand—they will also be selling tickets at the door, but for an increased rate. VIP tickets are $65 at the door, and GA tickets are $30.


The yard signs are out—it’s official! Photo via Alabama Coffee Fest Facebook

VIP tickets include:

  • VIP entrance line
  • VIP early access to coffee tasting
  • Unlimited coffee tasting
  • Live music
  • Official Alabama Coffee Fest swag bag
  • Collectible 4oz coffee cup
  • Coffee bean samples from roasters
  • Cahaba Brewing tour voucher

GA tickets include:

  • Admission to the festival
  • Live music
  • Unlimited coffee tasting
Piper and Leaf is located inside the Pizitz! Photo via Piper and Leaf Tea Co. Facebook

Sponsors

The event will be sponsored by Working Cows Dairy, Piper & Leaf Co. and Blue Spring Living Water.

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