Charleston Coffee Cup

A Unique Event Celebrating the Southeast's Burgeoning Coffee Culture!

Coffee Tastings – Latte Art and Roaster Competitions – Brunch

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 may 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 technique, and ship them throughout the country.

To celebrate this burgeoning culture, Miele Events will host the 3rd annual Charleston Coffee Cup on November 13th, 2016 at Memminger Auditorium. The event will feature local coffee shops; local and regional roasters, favorite local brunch purveyors and artisans.

The CCC is family friendly and will be the ultimate Sunday Funday!

Sunday, November 13th 2016

Memminger Auditorium

10am - 3pm

VIP Ticket Holders Enter at 9am


Meet Your Hosts

Miele Events

MIELE EVENTS is an eco-conscious creative firm based in Charleston SC, specializing in event production, and stylings & installations with a focus on floral + event design. MIELE, meaning “HONEY” in Italian, encapsulates the things we are passionate about. Flowers, weddings, community, and creative collaborations; THE SWEET THINGS IN LIFE!

View more previous event photos on our website.

Tickets on sale Fall of 2016


$14 in advance
$18 week-of
$20 limited at door

Student /
Military / 65+

$12 in advance
$14 week-of
$15 limited at door

Limited VIP Tickets Available for $35

Thank you to our sponsors

Founding Partners

Miele Events
Balzac Brothers

Bold Roast

Coming Soon!

Medium Roast

Light Roast

Daily Coffee News
Technical Event Company

Become a sponsor

Download Sponsor & Vendor Information

Sponsor & Vendor Info (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is Memminger Auditorium + Where do I park?

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.

Q. What time is the event?

Gates open at 10:00am and the event ends at 3:00pm. There are many things going on throughout the day so you may just want to stay all day:) The first 100 guests receive a gift bag worth $50+ with goodies from our sponsors (coffee, swag, etc.). VIP ticket holders get in at 9am.

Q. What is included with my admission ticket?

The ticket includes admittance into the Charleston Coffee Cup. Kids 12 and under admitted for free. It includes all of the FREE coffee tastings that you want, all entertainment, free kids activities (crafts and more), educational opportunities, roasters and latte art challenges, photo booth, and an all around awesome time. Brunch and alcohol available for purchase; and are not included in the ticket price.

Q. What is included in the VIP Experience

There will be only a select number of VIP tickets sold. All VIP ticket holders will have admittance into the event at 9am, before the general public is allowed in. They will get to have one on one talks with roasters and vendors as well as have access to the VIP lounges that will be placed near the competition and exhibit stage and will be witness to the last couple rounds of the Roaster’s Challenge. VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to drink lattes that are created during the latte art challenge. Snack on complimentary bites from one of the brunch purveyors. VIP guests receive a gift bag worth $75+ with goodies from our sponsors (coffee, swag, etc.).

Q. Will there be other beverages other than coffee?

Yes! There will be mimosas, bloody mary’s, water, and beer.

Q. Is this event family friendly?

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, kids corner, face painting and more.

Q. What kind of food will be available for purchase?

Come hungry! Here’s a snippet of what will be available: fresh baked croissants, cinnamon buns, Belgian waffles, healthy eats, tarts, quiches, seasonal treats, shrimp and grits and so much more!

Q. What is the schedule of events?

Here is the general schedule (subject to change without notice):

9:00am Roaster’s Challenge

9:00am VIP Experience

10:00am DOORS OPEN to the public. First 100 receive Gift Bags

10:30am – 11:30am Sign up for the Latte Art Competitions $10 CASH Entry Fee

10:10am – Welcome Address by Master of Ceremonies

10:15am – 10:30am Coffee Demo by TBD

10:45am – 11:00am The Balzac Bros. & Co. (Presenting Sponsor) Demo

11:45am – 2:15pm Latte Art Competitions Begin (limited to 20 participants)

For specific Latte Art Competition information click here.

11:30am – 11:45am Demo by TBD

12:15pm – 12:30pm Demo by TBD

1:30pm – 1:45 Pacific Foods (“Light Roast” Sponsor) Demo & Introduction to Non-Dairy Competition

Non-Dairy Competition sponsored by Pacific Foods Barista Series

1st Place $200 CASH

2nd Place $100 CASH

Dairy Competition

1st Place $500 CASH

2nd Place $100 CASH

2:30pm Awards Given Winners of Latte Art Competition

2:30pm Lowcountry AIDS Services (our non profit partner) will announce the winners of the gift baskets

2:45pm Miele Events will announce the winner of the Peoples’ Choice Award

2:55pm The Balzac Brothers & Company will present the winner of the 2015 Charleston Coffee Cup Roasters Challenge

Q. What is a zero waste event?

The Charleston Coffee Cup is hosted by the only true eco-friendly community event planning and design company in town…Miele Events. Events are inherently wasteful, but it doesn’t have to be that way with forethought and a lot of planning.

Miele has teamed up with FWD (Food Waste Disposal) to ensure that the vast majority of all waste produced by the Charleston Coffee Cup will be recycled or composted.

Become a Vendor

Apply online to be a vendor of the 2016 Charleston Coffee Cup.

Apply Online

Sponsor & Vendor Info (PDF)