Hillsboro is known for computer chips, agriculture, minor league baseball, wine, and award-winning parks, among other wonderful things. But coffee and those who roast the beans are a growing part of our economy and culture. Let there be no doubt, people in Hillsboro know their coffee and there are plenty of great coffee shops. But where do all those beans come from before they are ground and we slurp them up? All over the world, as it turns out. More and more roasters are calling Hillsboro home, importing the beans, and serving them up to our community. The Coffee business is a thing here and it is on the rise.
This weekend on Nov. 6th at The Vault (350 East Main Street, Hillsboro, Or) the Bennett Urban Farm Store is hosting Coffee Fair 2022. From 10 AM to 2 PM those in attendance will be able to smell, taste, and learn about Specialty Coffee from 7 knowledgeable local roasters. The event will feature the roasters who will bring their best bean forward for sampling, sales, and more. This will be your chance to know all you ever wanted to know about coffee! Learn about how this liquid gold goes from bush to beans and from roasting to the cup.
Mark and Renee Bennett make some of the most delicious coffee in the world and serve it up at the Bennett Urban Farm Store daily in historic downtown Hillsboro.
Tasters will vote on their favorites and the victorious will be named! There is a small entry fee of $5. Come early and get powered up for your Sunday! Two of the best roasters in the business, Mark and Renee Bennett of Bennett Urban Farm Store, and Keri Elliott Elliott and Murrey Coffee Roasters, will be on hand. The roasting process is quite fascinating and you will learn why you might like some coffee better than others and what it takes to make a great cup!
Keri Elliott of Elliot and Murrey has a large roaster and cafe off of Cornelius Pass and grinds it out every day!
Coffee is big business, and like everything else around our community, the business is growing! We hope to see you there.