Returning September 2024!

Bienvenue Where Coffee and Culture Meet

A festival blending, coffee, art, community, & more at The Depot.

The St. Louis County Depot is brewing up something robust for Saturday, September 30th, 2023! The mission of our coffee fest: Connecting community with coffee culture in an extraordinary building.

Coffee enthusiasts, professionals, and anyone seeking a delightful weekend experience are invited to come together for this celebration of all things coffee – morning’s favorite beverage (sorry, beer). The Bienvenue Coffee Fest promises an unforgettable experience featuring an array of specialty coffees, educational programming, delicious food, and engaging activities for the whole family.

Bienvenue means welcome, and that’s our goal: to make everyone feel welcome at the Depot, in Duluth and all across St. Louis County & Minnesota. We can’t think of anything more welcoming than inviting a friend over for a cup of coffee.

Event Highlights:

Coffee Tastings: Explore a world of flavor with offerings from some of the finest local and regional coffee roasters. Sample a diverse selection of coffee beans, brews, and blends to satisfy every palate.

Food Trucks & Vendors: Satisfy your cravings with delectable fare from a variety of food trucks, offering both sweet and savory options to complement your coffee experience.

Coffee Expert Presentations: Learn a bit of coffee history, latte art, and the secrets behind creating the perfect cup of joe. Experts will be on hand to share their knowledge and tips.

Family-Friendly Activities: Bring the whole family! We have activities for children, including crafts, games, and more to keep the little ones entertained. We promise to forego free espressos for folk under 5. 😊

Local Artisans: Discover unique, handcrafted goods from local artisans and vendors. From coffee-related merchandise to one-of-a-kind gifts, you’ll find treasures to take home.

Beautiful Scenery: The St. Louis County Depot’s historic building provides the perfect backdrop for a day of relaxation and enjoyment.

Community Engagement: Connect with fellow coffee lovers and learn about the latest trends in the coffee industry. This event is an excellent opportunity for networking and building relationships.

Mark your calendars!  10AM – 5PM on Saturday, September 30th

Alakef Coffee Roasters

Almanac Coffee

Coffee Womple

Duluth Coffee Company

Ember and Bean Coffee Co

Fika Coffee

Loch Café & Games

Norte Café

Portage Coffee

The Spice and Tea Exchange

Underwood Coffee

190 Coffee and Tea

Food & Artisan Vendors

Ann Brennan Design

Aonehc Aonehc

Bread in the Meadow

Crepes Amour

Duluth’s Best Bread

Enkoos Handmade

Engwall Flowers

Everyday Antonia Mae

Flagship Apparel

Flicker & Fizz

Lake Superior Art Glass

Liberation Bakery, LLC

Lift Bridge Bagels

Little Leaf Goods


***Coffee Cocktails from the Minnesota Ballet

Majora’s Bakehouse

Moon Dog Ceramic Studio

Muddy Trails

Minnesota Nice Design

Minnesota Nice Dog Company

Naturally Knotty

P.S. I Love You DeSigns

Scenic 61 by New Scenic Café

Songbird & Co.

StoneDog Ridge, LLC

Top Dog

Wonderfully Made with Duluth Studio Market

Essprestival Tents

Brought to you in part by: Camp Esquagama
“Gaming Tent” from The Loch Café & Games
Games at Bienvenue Timeline:
10am – 11am Open Game Play (Azul, Boss Monster, & SushiGo)
11am – noon Magic The Gathering Commander with our Decks
Noon – 2pm The Loch Special Dungeons & Dragons Oneshot
2:15pm – 4:30pm Learn how to Play Magic (Beginners Cube)
4:30pm – 5pm Open Game Play (Azul, Boss Monster, & SushiGo)
“Lounge Tent”
Grab a cup of java and take a load off.
“Ask The Expert Tent”
Drop by to get tips from our local coffee experts.
“Event Dining Tent”
Find a seat here to enjoy your brew or chew on tasty treats.

Coffee Cupping in Studio Four

Brought to you in part by: Alakef Coffee Roasters
11:00AM “Public Coffee Cupping”
“A tasting event to better understand the intricacies of coffee flavor, aroma, and origin.” Come learn how coffee professionals evaluate and interpret the sensory characteristics of coffee. Get to know some of the unique characteristics of different coffee origins and processing methods that have dramatic impacts on the final cup. Taste world-class coffees from around the globe and get a new perspective on what coffee can taste like!
1:00PM “Industry Insiders Cupping”
“A cupping event designed for roasters and other professionals.”  Whether you are looking for some exciting new microlots, want some fresh inspiration for your coffee offerings, or just want to try something new, this coffee professional-focused event will surely satisfy. We’ll be presenting samples from some award-winning boutique importers representing a wide range of origins and an even wider range of processing methods. This is your chance to get acquainted with industry-leading coffees and calibrate with other roasters and buyers from the area. Taking place in the historic St Louis County Depot, this event promises to be the most memorable cupping event of the year