June 06, 2023 2 min read
June 3 marked the second edition of Barista Fest, an event for coffee and food lovers! We'd like to thank our partners, without whom this event would not have been possible. As well, a special thank you goes out to all of you who came this year: your presence really warmed our hearts.
This year, more than 2,500 people took part in this second edition, twice as many as last year! Feeling your energy and seeing you enjoy the event reminded us why we invest so much in our projects. Your unfailing support and enthusiasm for what we do motivates us to create such extraordinary events. Your presence and commitment definitely helped to make this event a real success!
On site, you were able to receive precious advice from our team of experts in our café space when purchasing your coffee, or acquiring a new machine or grinder. You even had the chance to try out one of our espresso machines at the "Make your own coffee" station, under the supervision of one of our baristas!
For the occasion, our friends at Agora prepared totes bags especially for our MONCAFÉ program subscribers, as well as exclusive t-shirts featuring the event.
This gourmet rendezvous took the form of a neighborhood party celebrating the expertise of local artisans. For the second year in a row, Morso Pizzeria offered free pizza on site, Club Local's mixologists prepared cocktails using Quebec products, and Nantel supplied the milk to go in all those free coffees!
In addition, this year Brasserie Silo was on hand to let you sample their beers, La boîte à bonbons provided little bags for the kids, Capulus café mobile contributed free drinks, Aire commune provided the festive atmosphere, and 1642 supplied their tonics for your cold drinks.
Hot dogs were also available for $3. All profits went to Accueil Bonneau, a nonprofit fighting homelessness.
We're officially announcing a third edition of Barista Fest! We can't wait to see you again!
- The Coffee gang ☕
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