Grind, Sip, Repeat! Introducing The Grind City Coffee Expo

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 11th 2019 1182 0

Born of the desire to showcase Memphians who take coffee to the next level, The Grind City Coffee Expo is the newest event to add to our annual festivals list!

At Memphis College of Art on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can explore the Memphis coffee scene with roasters, shops, vendors, demos, and more. Taste different styles, learn how to brew your own using all the cool methods, and meet the people building our Memphis coffee culture.

More about the event:


Your Grind City Coffee Expo ticket gets you a custom coffee mug from Belltower Artisans, unlimited samples of varying styles of coffee from 7-8 local roasters, and interactive and hands-on demos for brewing and roasting methods. Plus, the event benefits Protect Our Aquifer.

Food trucks will be on site, they’ll have some tunes, and some booths may have coffee-oriented goods for sale or even some freebies. Tickets are $30 per person and go on sale one week from today, on January 18.

Local coffee aficionados Daniel Lynn and Rachel Williams were inspired to put together the Grind City Coffee Expo after attending coffee events in other cities – plus events like the local Science of Beer/Wine series at the Pink Palace – and observing the booming coffee scene in Memphis. Their passion is for promoting the vendors – there will be at least seven local coffee shops or roasters, including Dr. Beans and Vice & Virtue – and the cause, Protect Our Aquifer.

Attendees will be able to vote on their favorite coffee samples and exploring a tasting chart to help guide us through what we’re trying. If you don’t know a Chemex from a French Press, no worries. Grind City Coffee Expo is going to be laid back and approachable.

I will update this post very, very soon (like, in a few hours) with more info, so stay tuned.

Go There:

Grind City Coffee Expo
Memphis College of Art
Overton Park

March 9, 2019
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


Tickets on sale Jan. 18.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

Leave a Comment