For the first time in Vancouver

Immerse yourself in a cultural journey of coffee from bean to cup. Visitors can explore interactive exhibits showcasing the cultivation, harvesting, and processing techniques unique to each country.

Engaging workshops allow attendees to participate in coffee bean picking, processing, and brewing, fostering a deeper understanding of the intricate art of coffee-making.

Doors open:  
From 12:00 PM to 8:30 p.m. 
The event takes place in two vibrant phases:

Daytime Activities: 12 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Latte Art Contest, Talks, Workshops,  Café Bar & tasting, Trade Show

Night Activities: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mixology Show,  Live music & cocktail.

The event will feature artisan coffee, food vendors, tastings and demonstrations from Canadian & Latin baristas, interactive workshops, coffee cocktails, live music and more!

Special guests & speakers

Beyond its status as a delicious beverage, specialty coffee embodies a magical journey, uniting extraordinary moments and deeply impacting lives.

Importer & Roaster – Specialty Beans & Logos Specialty Beans Inc. & Clockwork Legacy Coffee

credentials as an Authorized SCA Trainer (specializing in Roasting, Sensory Skills, and Green Bean Analysis) and a certified Q-grader. Currently serving as the Assistant Director of Coffee at Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Inc.

Every cup of coffee has a story to tell, from the seed to the cup, a journey of flavours that awakens the soul and connects the world

Josué Pozo, at 20 years old, is a talented bartender whose passion for mixology shines through every creation he makes. Outside the bar, he explores the worlds of music and martial arts, showcasing his versatility and interest in diverse hunts for the perfect balanced cocktail. 

This is an introduction for coffee enthusiasts interested in learning the fundamentals of latte art. Covering everything from making espresso to pouring.  Join us to discover all the details for creating beautiful designs on your latte!

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Workshops & Tastings

Mixology Show
& Live Music


Indulge your senses in a unique Mixology Show featuring coffee as the star ingredient. Witness expert mixologists craft innovative coffee-infused cocktails, unveiling a world of rich flavors and creative combinations. Opportunity to connect with a diverse audience of coffee lovers and industry professionals.

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Latte Art Content

Experience the artistry of skilled baristas as they compete in the Latte Art Contest, showcasing their expertise in pouring steamed milk to create intricate designs on lattes

Trade show

A space dedicated to promoting products, conducting tastings, and showcasing companies in the coffee industry, creating an environment that encourages networking.

Café Cocktail Bar & Degustation

A carajillo, expresso margarita or a spanish coffee are some of the cocktails we offer at our  Cafe Bar.

Sponsor & Vendors

Embark on a journey with Trail of Coffee, where the world of coffee comes alive like never before. This is your exclusive invitation to be part of something extraordinary, to position your brand at the heart of a cultural and immersive coffee experience.

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Julio Arango

I am passionate about the world of coffee; I was born and raised in the heart of the coffee farms of Manizales, Colombia. From a young age, I immersed myself in the aromas, flavors and traditions surrounding this precious drink.
My connection with coffee has been forged through experiences in fields, drying stations and family environments where each bean is valued and respected.

Education & Credentials

  • Barista certified by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and active member since 2024.
  • Certification as a professional barista by the “Pasión del Barista” School in 2020.
  • Recognition as a Specialty Coffee Specialist, from origin to cup, by “Tropicalia Coffee”, specialty coffee roasters, in July 2020.
  • Certificate in “Specialty Coffee Farm Processing” by Café Ocampos Specialty Coffee, a specialty coffee producing company in Manizales, Colombia.
  • Certified in “Postharvest and Roasting Process” by Café Ocampos Specialty Coffee, a specialty coffee producing company in Manizales, Colombia.

Diego Llerena

140 Years perfecting the Art of Coffee Growing 

We are a family owned business, originally from El Salvador, who now live in Richmond, BC. We are very grateful to our new home in Canada and equally proud of our Salvadorean roots. Coffee has been an integral part of our family’s history. The Llach family has been growing coffee since 1860, started by Cristina’s great-great-grandfather, Francisco Las Plasas. 

Las Plasas came to El Salvador from the city of Olot, Catalonia, Spain. He began growing coffee in Santiago de María, Usulután. This coffee region, known as TECAPA CHINAMECA, is now recognized as one of the best coffee producers. 

Specialty Beans, our heritage and pride, is the result of more than 140 years of coffee growing knowledge and expertise that has been transferred from generation to generation. Since 1984, Cristina’s mother, Doña María Cristina Llach, has dedicated her life’s work to growing and improving the quality of our beloved beans. 

Doña Cristina’s tenacity and hard work throughout the years have empowered her to overcome the greatest of obstacles. Despite political turmoil, a civil war, natural disasters and a men driven industry, she has been able to keep producing one of the best quality beans in the region. 

All this knowledge & heritage has encouraged us to develop best roasting practices here in BC. We are now equally proud to introduce our direct trade roasted beans as CLOCKWORK LEGACY COFFEE. 

We hope you enjoy this FARM TO CUP experience as much as we do.

Nelson Teskey

Nelson brings more than two decades of professional expertise in the coffee sector, with a focus on roasting, procurement, and instructional roles. Education has been a cornerstone of his career, evident in his credentials as an Authorized SCA Trainer (specializing in Roasting, Sensory Skills, and Green Bean Analysis) and a certified Q-grader. Currently serving as the Assistant Director of Coffee at Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Inc.

Nelson’s dedication to teaching has ignited his enthusiasm for coffee. With a wealth of innovative ideas to advance industry education.

A Journey Through the Coffee Industry and Brewing Techniques

This journey begins with an introduction to Nelson Teskey, providing insight into his history within the coffee industry and his current role. 

In the second segment, attendees will delve into the three basic coffee processing methods: Washed, Natural, and Pulp Natural. 

The final part will discuss basic brewing techniques for achieving an excellent cup of coffee, including demonstrations of a Hario pour-over and an Espresso.

Gerardo Fernandez

A nature lover who has used his knowledge to undertake different industries such as consulting, real estate and coffee in Peru. This April, he will be two years living in Canada, and in a few months, he will be commercializing coffee from Peru and other regions of Latin America and Asia under his own brand.

Josue Pozo

Josué Pozo, at 20 years old, is a talented bartender whose passion for mixology shines through every creation he makes. Outside the bar, he explores the worlds of music and martial arts, showcasing his versatility and interest in diverse hunts for the perfect balanced cocktail. He always seeks new challenges and great experiences from everyone he serves. Josué is a creative spirit unafraid to explore the unknown.

Jacky Liang

Meet Jacky, the founder and instructor at JKLatte Studio.  As a barista and coffee enthusiast, Jacky is particularly passionate about pouring latte art. Offering personalized beginner to advanced-level latte art classes for coffee lovers in Vancouver

Talk

From Beans to Bliss: The Transformative Journey of Specialty Coffee

In this presentation, we’ll journey through the remarkable impact of specialty coffee, tracing the inspiring story of a coffee farmer’s transition to specialty cultivation. From the transformative effects on the farmer’s life and the creation of an eco-friendly farm to the far-reaching benefits across the entire coffee production chain, we’ll uncover specialty coffee’s health benefits, unique flavors, and profound societal impact. Emphasizing its role as a catalyst for positive change and prosperity, attendees will be motivated to embrace the world of specialty coffee, recognizing its potential to enrich lives and foster a more sustainable future.

Julio Arango

TASTING

Journey of flavors: exploring specialty coffee

Embark on a tasty journey into specialty coffee with our tasting event. Each participant will be able to try four different coffees, including three specialty coffees (natural, honey and washed process) along with one traditional coffee. We will delve into the intricacies of specialty coffee processing methods, exploring the unique characteristics and flavors they impart.

Participants can compare and contrast their experiences, noting the clear differences between specialty and traditional coffee. By the end of the event, you will gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of specialty coffee and develop a new appreciation for its complexity and quality.

Julio Arango

Specialty Beans Cuppping Session

Much like wine tasting, coffee tasting is about the simple joy of expanding your palate by exploring new flavors. In this coffee cupping session, participants will be able to savor  and rate the different coffees in terms of sweetness, body, acidity, aroma, and finish. This experience allows you to taste each coffee once again, letting you compare between specific beans and choose your favourites from the group.”

Diego Llerena

Talk

Evolution and sustainability of Peruvian coffee

In this talk we will share the current situation of Peruvian coffee production and how the industry has been changing in terms of sustainability, from production to final sale.

Gerardo Fernandez

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Son D'Talle

Experience the dynamic fusion of Cuban heritage and Canadian spirit with Son D Talle, a captivating female duo band. Originating from the vibrant streets of Havana, Cuba, Cynthia Rodriguez on piano and Danay Sinclair on vocals form this dynamic pair, transporting audiences to distant shores through their music.

After relocating to Canada in 2002, Cynthia and Danay, accompanied by the nine-piece all-female band D’talle, made waves across the country with electrifying performances. Settling in Vancouver in 2004, they delved into a burgeoning music scene and eventually transitioned into a duo.

Son D Talle’s signature sound blends Cuban rhythms with Latin flair, salsa, son, cha-cha-cha, and bolero, anchored by Cynthia’s masterful piano skills and Danay’s enchanting vocals. With rich musical backgrounds and experiences with renowned acts, they invite audiences on a transcendent musical journey, celebrating the universal power of music to unite hearts and cultures.

Luifox

Meet LuiFox, the dynamic artist also known as Luis Gutiérrez from Alma Chevere, a globally celebrated Latin band. Hailing from a lineage of Venezuelan musicians, LuiFox’s journey began at age 10, studying music in Caracas. With guitar and flamenco cajón as his weapons of choice, his compositions weave tales of romance, travel, and the immigrant experience.

LuiFox’s music mirrors the spicy blend of cultures found in salsa, drawing from over 200 songs spanning flamenco, pop, trova, and more. From the OTI International Festival in Canada to performances in Berlin, his electrifying presence captivates audiences worldwide.

Collaborating with icons like Ehab Guitarrista and Poema Flamenco, LuiFox’s performances with Alma Chevere have garnered a loyal following, gracing stages at Festival Fusion and Carnaval del Sol.

Beyond music, LuiFox’s thirst for knowledge is insatiable. With degrees in computer science and outdoor recreation management, along with a motorcycle mechanic certificate, he’s fulfilling his dreams both on and offstage. At Red Truck Stop LIVE, expect a charismatic fusion of acoustic pop with Latin flair, embodying a spirit of continual growth and exploration.

Jun Min

Jun had participated in many coffee competitions and won many local latte art events, and coffee events including, Crush the Rush Vancouver, Latte Art Throwdown in Bellingham, Montreal and Vancouver. Now, I am an operator of Black Tusk Coffee Co. a coffee community event host that hosted 3 latte art events in the past few years gathering 70-120 people as well as being involved in organizing/sponsoring coffee events to foster a community in Vancouver. Part time coffee roaster at his own brand Black Tusk Coffee Co. to brewing a non-pretentious, welcoming coffee culture by providing a wonderful coffee to the community.

Latte Art Competitions

  • 023 Fox and Oak Latte art Throwdown 🥇 
  • 2023 Variety latte art Throwdown Semi Finalist (New York, USA)
  • 2023 Califia X Saint Henri Latte art Throwdown 🥇 Winner (Montreal)
  • 2022 Detour Karate Latte in Vancouver🥇 Winner 
  • 2022 Narrative Annual Halloween Latte art Throwdown 🥇 Winner (Bellingham, USA)
  • 2022 Crush the Rush Vancouver 🥇 Winner

Daniel Torres

Ecuadorian architect, barista and hobby musician. Since he arrived to Vancouver in 2022, he has been working as a Barista, this experience awakened his passion for coffee

Patch Yong

Big coffee drinker and will have at least 3-5 cups a day of any kind of coffee but I do have my favorite stores

Claudia Colotla

From an early age, coffee has been a source of fascination for her. More than just a simple beverage, she sees it as a form of art and a unique sensory experience.

During her time working for a café in Horseshoe Bay, she had the privilege of becoming a barista. It was a transformative experience that allowed her to deepen her understanding of coffee and refine her skills in beverage preparation. From the meticulous extraction technique to the creation of latte art, each cup became an opportunity to captivate and delight their customers.

She is proud to say that her time as a barista was not only a work experience but also a journey of personal and professional growth. She learned to appreciate the importance of attention to detail, excellence in customer service, and passion for her craft.

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Experience the artistry of skilled baristas as they compete in the Latte Art Contest, showcasing their expertise in pouring steamed milk to create intricate designs on lattes
Experience the artistry of skilled baristas as they compete in the Latte Art Contest, showcasing their expertise in pouring steamed milk to create intricate designs on lattes

02 04 2024
hour 3:00 p.m.