Ipsento will compete for the title of DaVinci Gourmet’s America’s Best Coffeehouse this October at Coffee Fest Portland.
The Bucktown coffeehouse moves on to the national level after it was named central regional champion at Coffee Fest Chicago 2013.
A total six regional champions will take part in the final rounds of the America’s Best Coffeehouse competition Oct. 17 to 19, 2014, at Coffee Fest, a tradeshow for specialty coffee at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland.
Those regional champions will compete for the top prize of $10,000 and the title of America’s Best Coffeehouse of 2014. In addition to Ipsento, they include:
• Peregrine Espresso from Washington D.C.
• Café Grumpy from New York City
• Palace Coffee Company from Canyon, Texas
• Klatch Coffee from Upland, California
• Slate Coffee Roasters from Seattle
“Ipsento looks at the full picture when it comes to coffee,” Coffee Fest show manager David Heilbrunn said in a written statement. “They aren’t only focused on what’s in the cup but also what’s going on with their communities, customers and staff.”
Ipsento opened in 2006 at 2035 N. Western Ave. in Bucktown. Not only does it import and roast its own beans in house, according to its website, but also it hosts weekly coffee classes with the latest information on the science and art involved in brewing the perfect cup.
The coffeehouse could not immediately be reached for comment.