Charleston is well known as a foodie town. We have amazing restaurants with award-winning chefs that draw visitors from around the world. What many are now discovering is that Charleston is also home to an emerging craft coffee culture.
There are many wonderful locally owned coffee shops popping up all over town, each with their unique twist on the art. We even have a handful of roasters that import beans, roast them using their own special techniques, and ship them throughout the country.
The 4th annual Charleston Coffee Cup will celebrate this burgeoning culture on November 5, 2017 at Memminger Auditorium. The event will feature local coffee shops, local and regional roasters, favorite local brunch purveyors, artisans and celebrity Chef demos.
The CCC is family friendly and will be the ultimate Sunday Funday!
Read all about the 3rd Annual Charleston Coffee Cup on Barista Magazine’s Blog
VIP Ticket Holders Enter at 10am
Memminger Auditorium is located at 56 Beaufain Street, Charleston, SC 29401. There is plenty of off street parking and a few parking garages in very close walking distance.
Or go green and bike on over!
Gates open for general admission at 11am and the event ends at 3pm. There are many things going on throughout the day so you’ll likely just want to stay all day.
VIP ticket holders enter at 10am and will receive a sweet swag bag with goodies from our sponsors (coffee, swag and so much more! See VIP details below)
The ticket includes entrance into the Charleston Coffee Cup. It includes unlimited free coffee tastings, all entertainment, free activities for the kiddos (crafts and more), educational opportunities, roasters and latte art challenges, photo booth, coffee demos, and an all-around awesome time. Brunch and alcohol are available for purchase. Entrance is free for kids 12 and younger.Each guest will receive a 3 oz tasting mug that will be used to taste all the coffee one can handle.
There will be only a select number of VIP tickets sold.
VIP ticket holders will enter at 10am for an intimate hour with all of the vendors before the general admission ticket holders enter.
You will enjoy one-on-one talks with roasters and vendors, access to the VIP lounges, and a front-row seat to the last couple of rounds of the Roaster’s Challenge.
VIP lounge will have 5 separate lounges including:
A tea lounge from Rishi Tea
VIP guests receive a gift bag worth $100+ with goodies from our sponsors.
One drink token to be used at the bar
Yes! There will be mimosas, bloody marys, water and craft beer.
The Charleston Coffee Cup welcomes families! Children 12 and under will receive free admission into the event. There will be plenty of activities for kids including crafts, a kids’ corner, face painting, painting with coffee, and more.
Come hungry! Here’s a snippet of what will be available: fresh baked goods, Belgian waffles, healthy eats, and so much more!
9:00AM Industry Hour
10:00AM VIP Hour
11:00AM Doors Open to All
3:00PM Event Closes
Events are inherently wasteful, but it doesn’t have to be that way with forethought and a lot of planning. The Charleston Coffee Cup has teamed up with FWD (Food Waste Disposal) to ensure that the vast majority of waste produced by the event will be recycled or composted. We cut back the waste big time by providing reusable 3oz tasting mugs.