Grind, Sip, Repeat: The Grind City Coffee Expo

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 9th 2020 4765 0

Ed. Note: The Grind City Coffee Expo is postponed.

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 the Fairgrounds Pipkin Building on Saturday, March 14, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 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 sampler mug from Belltower Artisans, unlimited samples of varying styles of coffee from local roasters, demos for brewing and roasting methods, and three panel discussions. Plus, the event benefits Protect Our Aquifer.

Tickets are $35 for the 10 a.m. session, $25 for the 11:30 a.m. session, and $20 for the 12:30 p.m. session. About 20 coffee, tea, and bakery vendors will be on site. They’ll also have a lounge where you can order full-sized coffee drinks from local baristas.

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 and the cause, Protect Our Aquifer.


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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.

Go There:

Grind City Coffee Expo
Pipkin Building

March 14, 2020
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$20 – $35

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