Some of Albuquerque's finest chocolatiers will be on hand, such as Chocolate Cartel, Theobroma Chocolatier and Xocai. Coffee roasters include Fat Boy Coffee Roasters, Java Junction, and Villa Myriam Coffee. Specialty shops will be on hand to lend their expertise.
The New Mexico Expo is located at 300 San Pedro NE. Parking is $5 per car.
Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest 2013 Schedule
Adult general admission, $10
Seniors (60+) and students, $8
Children 12 and under are free
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door.
What to Expect
There will be lots of coffee, chocolate and tea vendors exhibiting their products. Sampling is encouraged, as are purchases of favored items. Limited seating is available. Pick up a bag upon entry so goodies don't get lost.
There will be cooking demos by the Santa Fe Culinary Academy, as well as baking contests with cash prizes. Expect the same fun chocolate eating contests you've seen in the past.
Daily Culinary Stage Schedule (subject to change)
11:30 a.m. Cooking Demo by the Santa Fe Culinary Academy
12:30 p.m. Nestle Chocolate Eating Contests
1:00 p.m. Chocolate Baking Contest
2:30 p.m. Cooking Demo
3:30 p.m. Coffee 101 with Villa Myriam Specialty Roasters
For 2013, there will be a Barista latte art contest on March 23 at 4 p.m.
Baking contests will have categories on best chocolate cookie/bar; best chocolate cake/cupcake; and best young baker. Cash prizes will be available.
There will also be a Kids Zone stage, where there will be entertainment, singing, dancing and games for the kids.
The 2013 List of Vendors Includes (but is not limited to):
- A Cake Odyssey
- Bosque Coffee Roasters
- Brenda's Perfect Brittle
- Buffett's Candies
- Candy Kisses
- Choco Canyon
- Chocolate Cartel
- Fat Boy Coffee Roasters
- Heidi's Raspberry Farm
- Java Junction
- JP's Custard Cart
- Michael Thomas Coffee
- New Mexico Pie Co.
- Nin's Nutz
- Old Windmill Dairy
- Organo Coffee
- Pampered Chef
- Sweetwater Herbs
- Southwest Dairy Farmers
- Senor Murphy Candymaker
- Sweet and Saucy
- The Specialty Shop
- Theobroma Chocolatier
- What the Fudge
- Xocai Chocolates
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