Coffee tasting to be held on Foutain Square – 5/19

Cincinnati is blessed with a large number of terrific local coffee shops, and those interested will be able to partake in a coffee tasting and sampling event on Fountain Square Wednesday, May 19 from 6am to 10am.

Vendors at the coffee tasting will include Baba Budan’s, Awakenings Coffee & Tea Co., Greenup Cafe, Kidd Coffee, Starbucks, Coffee Break Roasting Co., and Murray Coffee LLC.

Coffee tasters are welcome to sit down and enjoy their coffee on Fountain Square with KISS 107 FM’s morning show, or they can take their coffee to-go as they make their way to work. Staff from the local coffee shops will be on-hand to share their knowledge and love of coffee. According to event organizers, there will also be tea selections to sample for those not interested in coffee. There will also be pastries, coffee cakes, donuts and bagels available for purchase.

The Rippe & Kingston Coffee Tasting on Fountain Square (map) is free and open to the public, but samples will cost between 25 and 50 cents. Regular sizes will also be available at the selected vendor’s normal price.

  • Starbucks but no Coffee Emporium?

  • I thought the same thing, but I think this was driven by the vendors themselves. They had to take the initiative to apply, and I guess Coffee Emporium chose not to whereas Starbucks did.

  • I hit the Square before work and ended up missing my bus. But I learned quite a bit talking to a couple of the vendors, they were passionate about what they were doing and excited to share.
    I always loved Bob and Tazza, and now know alot more about La Terza, whose coffee blend for Park+Vine I really enjoy.