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Host Sponsor

Dolcezza Gelato Factory will be closed for service during the event, but all of their locations will be open.

You can catch a Dolcezza x Stumptown x Swiss Water Decaf Affogato Collaboration on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory) 1PM - 2:50PM

Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee Lab

Dolcezza is a gelato & coffee shop located in Washington DC, serving daily-made gelato & expertly crafted coffee drinks in 8 shops and several downtown farmers’ markets. We produce small batches of hand-made gelato every morning in our Gelato Factory & Coffee Lab in the Union Market neighborhood, using the best available ingredients: local fruits, herbs, nuts, cheese, milk and cream. Combining old-world methods and a curiosity for innovation, we craft an exquisite gelato with care. Most ingredients are grown locally by our farmer friends, who hand-pick their produce at peak ripeness before bringing it to the market the next day. We squeeze the citrus one by one, melt the chocolate, infuse the herbs, grind the nuts and roast the spices, all with our own hands, every step of the way. Creating our gelato has taught us to measure time with the seasons and to stay close with our local farmers as they teach us about the beautiful bounty from their land.

Dolcezza is the host sponsor of this event and is an integral part of the organization of D.C. Coffee Fest.

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Gold Sponsor

SATURDAY 9/23

11AM - 12:50PM - You can catch the Stumptown Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

1PM - 2:50PM - You can catch Emily and Caleb of Stumptown with Kris of Swiss Water at the Dolcezza x Stumptown x Swiss Water Decaf Affogato Collaboration on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory)

SUNDAY 9/24

12PM - 1:50PM - You can catch The Stumptown Cold Brew Tasting & Nitro Cold Brew Tap at the Coffee District Cupping Table (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

 

 

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

At Stumptown Coffee Roasters coffee is king—but it’s still our relationships that really keep us going.

Stumptown was started with the goal of doing things differently, with a vision that’s always been a little left-of-center, and with the focus squarely on quality. We source the best coffees in the world and strive to maintain transparent, quality-based relationships with our farmers along the way. From plant to portafilter, we pay homage to these folks through our own fervent attention to detail at every step, quality control in our cupping labs, meticulous roasting profiles and extensive barista education.

Stumptown Coffee can be found in all Dolcezza locations as well several other cafe's (see "Quality Coffee Guide") in the DMV. 

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FRIDAY 9/22

4PM - 5PM - Decaf Coffee Triangulation Competition (Signups free and start at 3 PM) at the Coffee Distric Cupping Table. Prizes go to winner!

SATURDAY 9/23

1PM - 2:50PM - You can catch Emily and Caleb at a Dolcezza x Stumptown x Swiss Water Decaf Affogato Collaboration on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory) 1PM - 2:50PM

3PM - 5PM - You can catch the Swiss Water Decaf Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

 
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Gold Sponsor

FRIDAY 9/22

11AM - 12:50PM - You can catch the Vigilante Coffee Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

SATURDAY 9/23

11AM - 2:00PM - You can catch folks from Vigilante Coffee at the DMV Coffee Roaster Showcase at the Wydown in the Apollo DC.

SUNDAY 9/24

1PM - 2:50PM - You can catch the Vigilante Coffee Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

 
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FRIDAY 9/22

1PM - 2:50PM - You can catch the Small Planes Coffee Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

SATURDAY 9/23

11AM - 2:00PM - You can catch folks from Small Planes at the DMV Coffee Roaster Showcase at the Wydown in the Apollo DC.

SUNDAY 9/24

3 PM - 5PM - You can catch the Small Planes Coffee Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

 
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Gold Sponsor

SATURDAY 9/23

2PM - 4PM - You can catch The Genuine Origin Cupping at the Coffee District Cupping Table (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

SUNDAY 9/24

11AM - 12:50PM - You can catch the Genuine Origin Bar Takeover on the Modbar Pop-Up Café (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

 
 
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Espresso Equipment & Event Sponsor

SATURDAY 9/23 - SUNDAY 9/24

12PM - 4:00PM - You can catch two La Marzocco PB's in Action at the US Coffee Champs Barista Championship Preliminaries (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

 
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Brewing Equipment        

 

 

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FRIDAY 9/22

12PM - 4:00PM - You can catch a Curtis Water Tower in action at the US Coffee Champs Brewers Cup Preliminaries (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

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Dairy & Event Sponsor

SATURDAY 9/23 - SUNDAY 9/24

12PM - 2PM - See Five Acres Farms Whole Milk in action at the US CoffeeChamps Barista Cup Preliminaries

SUNDAY 9/24

12PM - 2PM - You can catch Five Acres Farm for a milk tasting at the Coffee District Cupping Table (Dolcezza Gelato Factory).

Event & Pop Up Sponsor

 

YOU CAN SEE THE SEXY MODBAR IN ACTION ALL WEEKEND LONG AT THE DOLCEZZA GELATO FACTORY 550 PENN ST NE. THERE WILL BE ROTATING GUEST ROASTERS AND COMPANIES TAKING OVER THE BAR DURING THE BREWERS & BARISTAS PRELIMINARIES

Swiss Water Decaf

Swiss Water® is amazing coffee without caffeine. Out 100% chemical-free process uses water, time, and temperature to migrate only caffeine from the beans, leaving the origin flavor and character of the coffee untouched. The result is incredible 99.9% caffeine free coffee. Follow us @swisswater or find us near you at www.swisswater.com.

Stumptown's Trapper Creek Decaf is roasted with Swiss Water's delicious coffee, and can also be found at all Dolcezza locations.

 

 

Vigilante Coffee Roasters

Vigilante Coffee emerged into the Washington D.C. coffee scene in 2012.  The company evolved from roasting in an old row house stable in the Trinidad/H Street NE neighborhood to establishing a cult following by setting up pop up coffee shops & farmers markets around the city.  In 2014, Vigilante Coffee transitioned it's roasting operation to a former Model T Ford showroom & garage in Hyattsville, Maryland.  This roastery is now the company's main production and cafe headquarters and also holds the Vigilante training lab - a space dedicated to sharing, learning, and experimenting with coffee.  In 2017 the company competed in the US Coffee Roasting Championship and won 5th place.  

 

While the Vigilante Coffee runs on passion for quality, its vision encompasses more than just tangible coffee goods.  Vigilante Coffee sources its coffee and operates its cafe & roastery with a keen eye toward sustainability and ethics.   The company has launched several programs in Colombia to give back to the farming communities that help grow specialty coffee, including a give-back program that helps students of local elementary schools receive annual health and dental checkups.  Locally, Vigilante Coffee is also active in its community, from partnering with local non-profits like the Anacostia Watershed Society to embarking on a new project aimed at providing espresso and coffee training to underprivileged youth in Prince George's county to assist them in job placement.

 

Vigilante Coffee's mission is to harness the power of coffee to cultivate community and create positive experiences through world class service.  In 2017 Vigilante will expand to its 2nd cafe located on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.  

 

Small Planes Coffee

Small Planes Coffee is a specialty roasting company founded by Ryan and Jill Jensen in the Spring of 2017. Our production space is located in northeast D.C., just a short walk from the National Arboretum.

At Small Planes, we are defined by three core values: the relentless pursuit of coffee quality, a genuine commitment to fair and sustainable business practices, and a desire to share our coffees in a friendly, accessible way.

Small Planes Coffee is currently being served at all three Peregrine Espresso locations. A variety of exciting new partnerships in the D.C. Metro area are slated for the very near future!

 

Genuine Origin Coffee Project

Genuine Origin is a new green coffee importing company from Volcafe, focused on farmer prosperity and small- to mid-size roaster accessibility. GO has unique access to the supply chain because ED&F Man, our parent company, also owns our exporting offices — which allows for streamlined transparency and greater control over each process. 

In 11 coffee origins, we hired people from coffee-growing communities and trained them in agronomy, sustainability and small business planning; today, they provide coffee producers with individual attention and free, zero-obligation classes. These practices are part of Volcafe Way — our long-term investment in coffee supply chains that creates business-planning strategies for producers, focused on environmental sustainability and farm profitability. 

In the U.S., we ship our green coffee in 65-lb. boxes that are stored in food-grade warehouses. We offer flat-rate shipping (UPS Ground or pallet), free 300-gram samples and coffee On Demand. Because we sell through our online store, customers have access to origin, inventory and purchasing day and night. In addition to our web store, we have Relationship Managers throughout the country, available for cuppings, events and advice. 

Check out our selection anytime atgenuineorigin.com or reach out at info@genuineorigin.com or 646-828-8585.

 

La Marzocco has always been about obsession.

Founded in 1927 by Giuseppe and Bruno Bambi, La Marzocco had its beginnings in Florence, Italy, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Brunelleschi, who created some of the world’s most celebrated works of art.

It’s only fitting that La Marzocco would earn a reputation for making beautiful and superbly crafted espresso machines with exquisite attention to detail. In 1939, it was La Marzocco that developed and patented the first coffee machine with a horizontal boiler, now an industry standard. This was the first of a series of innovations, later to include the dual-boiler system with saturated brewing groups.

A shared passion for tradition and the search for quality and superior reliability continue to distinguish the company. Even today, specialized personnel supervise each stage in the production of every single machine, handcrafted to order for our customers. In this way, Giuseppe Bambi’s great experience and professional pride live on after more than 80 years.

Today, La Marzocco continues to inspire and be instrumental to the craft and forward motion of the espresso industry.

La Marzocco's can be seen in all Stumptown Cafes Nationwide, all of Dolcezzas Cafes, as well as the Vigilante Coffee HQ, and all of Peregrine Espresso locations that use Small Planes Coffee