OCTOBER 15-21, 2023
Presented by Oatly & La Marzocco
EVENT SUBMISSIONS FOR PITTSBURGH COFFEE 2023 HAVE OFFICIALLY CLOSED. IF YOUR BUSINESS WOULD STILL LIKE TO BE INVOLVED, CHECK OUT OUR DRINK SPECIALS PAGE AND SUBMIT A BEVERAGE TODAY!
Sunday, October 15 - AeroPress Competition
Host: Colombino Coffee & Cacao
Location: Colombino Coffee & Cacao – Bethel Park | 3400 South Park Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Join Colombino at their newest location in Bethel Park for their 2nd annual AeroPress Competition featuring 100% Colombian coffee. There will be some incredible prizes as well as delicious food, beer, cocktails, and a live band!
Sunday, October 15 - Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Host: Oliver’s Donuts with Row House Cinema
Location: Row House Cinema | 4115 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Oliver’s Donuts is partnering with Row House Cinema to show the Japanese film “Café Funiculi Funicula”. The film is set in a cafe that allows people to travel back in time at the cafe “before their coffee gets cold.” Grab your friends and check out this fun, coffee-themed film. Ticket fees apply. Limited seating.
MONday, October 16 - No Menu Monday
Host: Field Day
Location: Field Day | 3706 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Have you ever walked into a café and panic-ordered something you didn’t even want? With No Menu Monday, Field Day’s skilled team of baristas will craft the perfect drink based on YOU. By filling out a small questionnaire, a drink will be made for you based on personality criteria- basically like the Myers-Briggs test of drinks. Portrait sessions by Anita Buzzy-Prentiss will be available to capture your personalized concoctions, and a portion of all proceeds will go to SisTers
Monday, October 16 - Exploring the Origins of Espresso
Host: Bellevue Beans
Location: Bellevue Beans | 569 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202
Knowledgeable baristas from Bellevue Beans will take a fun look at the history of espresso and how it’s evolved through the years. They’ll hold demonstrations on how espresso can be used as an ingredient in popular drinks and dishes such as an espresso martini and an affogato dessert.
TUESDAY, October 17 - PCW Brewdahn
Time: 6-9pm; registration starting at 5:30pm
Host: 19 Coffee Company
Location: 19 Coffee Company | 5171 Brownsville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
A coffee prep competition for the rest of us. Whether a novice or a pro, go head to head with other coffee lovers preparing cups of coffee with randomly selected brew methods and beans.
TUESDAY, October 17 - Maxine’s Fall Fest
Host: Maxine’s Coffee
Location: Maxine’s Coffee | 20424 Rte 19 Suite 430, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
Join Maxine’s on their beautiful patio to enjoy the best fall has to offer. Take in live music at their outdoor stage, sip on fall-themed beverages, and create your own s’mores as you sit by the campfire. They’ll also have raffle prizes available from amazing local brands and neighbors, including Steel City, as well as coffee gear!
WEDNESDAY, October 18 - Nightmare on Park Ave
Host: Reginald’s Coffee
Location: Reginald’s Coffee | 2600 South Park Rd, Bethel Park, PA 15102
Join Reginald’s for an evening of haunts and coffee. There are rumors and stories that the schoolhouse where their cafe is located is haunted, stop by to find out if it’s true! They’ll be hosting a Halloween costume contest and coffee party featuring Oram’s Donuts and more. Dress your best to win coffee-themed prizes for top costume!
WEDNESDAY, October 18 - Victoria Arduino at Espresso Analyst
Host: Espresso Analyst, Inc.
Location: At Marina 10.7 314 Arch St, Verona, PA 15147
Music by JX4
Victoria Arduino and Espresso Analyst invite you to a night by the river! An evening filled with music and specialty cocktails created on the new Victoria Arduino Black Eagle Maverick. Using its proprietary on demand extraction method, “Pure Brew,” capable of brewing high quality single cup filter coffee and loose leaf tea. Baristas and coffee enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to experiment and discover all of the possibilities that the “Pure Brew” technology and Black Eagle Maverick have to offer.
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Thursday, October 19 - Coffee & Cocktails
Host: Redstart Roasters with Square Cafe
Location: At Square Cafe | 134 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Square Cafe x Redstart Roasters will host a coffee-themed cocktail party benefiting local non-profit, The National Aviary. Square Cafe is known for its local charitable model and Redstart Roasters focuses on sustainability and has secured the Smithsonian Bird-Friendly Coffee Certification. Their event will feature coffee-infused culinary creations, cocktails, mocktails, lattes, and everything in between. Guests will enjoy flights/tastings of a variety of Redstart Roasters coffee as well as coffee cocktail and mocktail flights. Additional confections will also be provided by Casey Renee.
FRIDAY, October 20 - Pittsburgh Barista-Writer Reading
Host: White Whale Bookstore
Location: White Whale Bookstore | At 4754 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Join at White Whale Bookstore for an afternoon of writing by Pittsburgh baristas! The Pittsburgh Barista-Writer Reading will feature multiple readers from multiple different genres and forms. Their café will be serving up a special drink menu based on books by other local authors, too.
FRIDAY, October 20 - Coffee Cocktail Competition
Host: De Fer Coffee and Tea
Location: De Fer Coffee and Tea Strip District | 2002 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
A NEW competition that promotes innovative cocktail recipes, which showcase a featured coffee and local distilled spirit. Using coffee and local distilled spirits provided by De Fer, competitors will have one full week before the competition to create a signature beverage and present it to a panel of judges representing a variety of hospitality industries. Bartenders, baristas, and enthusiasts of all kinds are welcome to sign up and compete. Sign-ups will be limited to 8 participants, so keep an eye out to snag one of these spots! EVERYONE is invited out to watch this competition and enjoy delicious food, beverages, live music, and more!
Registration is first come, first serve. Beginning October 6, interested participants should email [email protected] to reserve their competition spot. Details will be provided to confirmed participants regarding ingredient pickup.
Saturday, October 21 - Latte Art Throwdown with La Marzocco
Time: 6:00-9:00pm; registration at 5:30pm
Host: Commonplace Coffee
Location: Commonplace Coffee Rockwell Park | 7514 Thomas Blvd suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Join Commonplace Coffee and La Marzocco as they close out Pittsburgh Coffee Week with one of the week’s most exciting and competitive events – the latte art throwdown! Amazing competition and raffle prizes will be up for grabs from generous PCW sponsors, including $500 for first place!! Sign ups for the throwdown start at 5:30pm and the first pour starts at 6:30pm. $10 entry fee, 32 participants spots available – sign up early!
La Marzocco will be onsite with demo machines for anyone interested in learning more about equipment care, home espresso machines, and more. The event will also feature delicious bites from Mana Meals and cocktails from Kingfly Spirits. This event is perfect for baristas of all levels, cafe owners, home coffee enthusiasts, and anyone who loves a good party!