Pour Over Craft Coffee Fest Returns

Eats21115Pour Over Cincy MS8Deeper Roots is one of a vendors during Pour Over Cincy/NKY.Photo: Mesa Serikali

Similar to a qualification splash stage in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, a qualification coffee stage here has exploded in a past few years. Just this year, Landlocked Social House, Ferrari Barber Coffee Co., Brick Coffee Co. and a Findlay Market plcae of Deeper Roots have opened.

This brazen movement is a reason since final year Ilene Ross and her daughter Cami Fussey combined Pour Over Cincy/NKY: A Local Coffee Showcase. Ross, who is a comparison dining author during CityBeat and a mind behind internal food media opening 513{eats}, favourite what Fussey was doing in Ypsilanti, Mich., with her coffee fest, Pour Over Ypsi. Fussey lives in that city and beheld how many qualification coffee shops and roasters existed, so she combined a initial Pour Over eventuality there in 2015.

“We’re focusing on qualification coffee, that is doing what qualification splash has been doing in a past several years,” Fussey says. “It’s coffee’s time to shine.”

Last November, Ross and her daughter corralled a measure of coffee and food vendors here and hold a initial Pour Over Cincy/NKY during Newport’s Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen. Ross says about 250 people congested into a blurb kitchen. Patrons sampled all from siphon coffee to lattes.

“At a door, while people were leaving, people said, ‘Oh my god, we wish this comes back,’ ” Fussey says.

Ross adds, “This year, it’s going to be even bigger and even better.”

For year two, they switched to a some-more broad space during Newport’s The Hatchery incubator kitchen inside St. Paul’s Episcopal Church so they can accommodate a 400 people they’re expecting. They will have 11 coffee vendors and 10 dessert-orientated vendors, including Holtman’s Donuts, Grateful Grahams, Lil’s Bagels, Le Pufferie (a Newport-based bakery that creates cream puffs) and Fork and Pie. Most of final year’s coffee vendors are returning — Coffee Emporium, BLOC Coffee Company, Mad Llama Coffee, La Terza and Deeper Roots — with a further of Trailhead, Ferrari, Mason’s Cocoon Coffee, Adesso Coffee (a coffee transport formed in Mercantile Library on Thursdays and Fridays) and Yield Coffee Roasters out of Monroe.

This year’s deduction will advantage Food 4 Farmers, a gift that aims to yield food confidence in coffee-growing communities. 

Unlike many other markets and festivals, Pour Over doesn’t assign a counter price and vendors are authorised to sell bags of beans, treats and other items. Snowville Creamery, formed in Pomeroy, Ohio, sponsors a eventuality and provides a vendors with nominal dairy products.

Tickets are $12 ($10 presale) and come with 12 tokens, that coffee aficionados can use to representation 4-ounce coffee drinks and snacks. “Last year, many people gave some tokens behind since we consider they felt they were removing a good value for their income and couldn’t use all their tokens,” Ross says.
Those tokens can be used to try Yield’s affogato, featuring coffee done with an Aeropress and gelato surfaced with dejected candy canes. They will also make a honeyed splash regulating a Chemex, with crumbled Nutter Butters and maple cinnamon cream on top. Smooth Nitro Coffee will flow a few varieties of nitro coffee, and Ferrari will have coconut cold brew.

“We’re unapproachable to showcase them and to uncover that they can all succeed,” Ross says about Cincinnati’s burgeoning coffee scene. “As we always say, a rising waves floats all boats. They can all attend in this festival but competition.”

In terms of formulation a annual event, Ross and Fussey work together: Fussey does a record and supply ordering, and Ross communicates with a vendors.

“I make Cameron do all a grunt work,” Ross jokes.

This year, they’ve had some-more people reaching out to them than a prior year. “Maybe subsequent year everybody will hit us and we won’t have to do a thing,” Fussey says. 

The third-annual Pour Over is already in a works. “As a coffee stage grows, so shall we,” Ross says. “I only see a coffee stage removing bigger. We’ll keep going as prolonged as people wish us to.”


Pour Over Cincy/NKY: A Local Coffee Showcase takes place 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18 during St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 7 Court Place, Newport, Ky. More info and tickets: facebook.com/pourovercincynky.


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