San Francisco Coffee Festival at Fort Mason November 2 & 3

Coffee festivals are becoming as popular as beer festivals, and that’s saying something, as beer festivals are really really hopping. So now, the San Francisco Coffee Festival, which has been running for three years at a smaller venue in the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, is going for a bigger space. At the Dogpatch location, there was a limit of 1,500 people who bought tickets to the event, and it sold out three years running.

The new cavernous location for the SFCF (Nov 2 and 3rd this year) is at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture festival pavilion – holding 3,800. The coffee smells will be worth the ticket price alone – starting at $29 for general admission. Imagine in your olfactory brain amphitheater the aromas of over 80 roasters roasting their beans of glory and brewing up world class demitasses of the black gold. Alchemical equipment and fancy brewing methods will abound.

Alongside the coffee vendors will be world-class coffee experts discussing the latest in coffee topics as part of a panel discussion. And there will be local specialty food vendors serving up good eats that pair beautifully with coffee. That’s enlightening to try out. And, of course, art works and live music and your fellow coffee foodies taking a journey onto the paths of coffee that few people have ventured onto.