Concord, New Hempshire hosting Northeast Coffee Festival

Concord, New Hempshire hosting Northeast Coffee Festival

May 08 - 2024

Coffee Geography Magazine

The people of Concord and from the surrounding areas will get a mesmerizing coffee experience as the Northeast Coffee Festival kicks off this weekend on May 10-11. This outdoor event includes live music and coffee shops, roasters which are expected to bring their sample produces to the visitors. 

Coffee and tea workshops at the Bank of NH stage, Hotel Concord, and Red River Theatre will require the purchase of a one- or two-day pass. 

The Northeast Coffee Festival has been a one-day festival in Laconia the past two years. They’ve moved to Concord to be in a more central location, and because their city host, downtown coffee shop Revelstoke, has such a big role this year. They decided to expand the event into two days to spread out the 40 workshops to maximize educational opportunities. The first-come first-serve classes were jam-packed in past years, and hopes the additional class times will help everyone get the best value for their ticket.

Forty trained and certified coffee professionals and industry leaders will be leading espresso and home brewing workshops, coffee-tasting sessions, and panel discussions. The producer of a coffee mini-series will be attending a screening at the Red River Theatre and doing a live Q&A afterwards. 

Producers from as far as Honduras and Columbia will take part in the event assigned in the respected booths. 

The two-day expansion also gives more time for the community to explore the free part of the festival. It’s less focused on coffee, though coffee vendors will be present. Coffee lovers can appreciate the local fare and food trucks, live music, and the “play zone” with yard games and puppies. 

The support from the Concord community was essential in supplying the street part of the event free and full of things to do. Revelstoke’s help in planning and connecting with locals businesses was also instrumental in the festival coming together. 

The event organizers expect six to eight thousand people over the two days, and have seen people coming all the way from California, but participants are mostly made up of northeastern enthusiasts.