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Local Columnist Offers Entertaining Review of Seattle Coffee Fest

A Seattle Weekly blogger has offered some reflections on the recent Coffee Fest Seattle 11, which took place from Sept. 23-25, likening the popular annual trade show to “summer camp for adults,” with cocktails.

Coffee Fest is the place where grinders not yet patented and tampers not yet for sale debut. It’s the place to learn more about smoothies, smoothie boosts, and various forms of flavoring beverages than you ever (ever) wanted to know. And it is also the place to network, grow, and discover things you’d never even considered. As an event, or a culture, it is both fascinating and mind-boggling.

Author Rose Tosti also reflected on her first taste of Kopi Luwak, which she ultimately characterized as less than thrilling:

This year, at Coffee Fest, I was offered a free sample of Kopi Luwak for the first time in my life. Kopi Luwak is astronomically expensive, and I cannot personally handle the idea of drinking something that has recently been a poop pile, so I’ve always avoided it.

Coffee Fest New York 2012 takes place March 9-11, 2012.

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