Sip ‘n’ Learn at the Specialty Coffee Expo and Chicago Tea Festival


Get caffeinated this weekend at the Specialty Coffee Expo and Chicago Tea Festival. Learn about each of these popular beverages alongside industry professionals and enjoy delectable coffee and teas. For more caffeinated fun, enjoy these coffee shops around Chicago.


Join the global specialty coffee community at the largest specialty coffee trade show in North America. Learn, meet, and celebrate with specialists and coffee enthusiasts at the Specialty Coffee Expo from April 12 through 14 at McCormick Place.

Inviting roasters and retailers from all backgrounds, the Specialty Coffee Expo has experiences for all to enjoy. Exhibit products on the floor, networks with industry experts, and further professional careers by participating in this exciting opportunity.

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) offers lectures and hands-on workshops to develop new skills in the business for roasting professionals or the average coffee lover. Features at the Expo include the Best New Product Competition & Display, Coffee Design Awards, SCA Lectures and Workshops, the Roaster Village, and Cupping Exchange and Tasting Rooms. 

Registration as well as a full schedule of events can be found online.


In this two-day event, immerse yourself in the world of tea with fun discussions, tastings, workshops, and presentations. Connect with fellow tea enthusiasts and learn more about the art of tea making April 13 and 14 at Copernicus Center.

At the festival, enjoy vendors like Chicago Teahouse, Steep ‘N’ Clay, and Sugi Moto Tea. The festival will also feature speakers such as Nishchal Banskota from Nepal Tea Collective and Maria Kordas from Maria’s Farm. Tickets include General Admission for both Saturday and Sunday, as well as the option for VIP Admission on Saturday. Additional, separate tickets are available for the Tea Festival Workshops and Tea Festival Cupping Sessions.

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