The Legendary Coffee Exchange Is Back

Posted on March 27th, 2024

Welcome to the

2024 Legendary Coffee Exchange

The Legendary Coffee Exchange is a coffee swap between roasters with the sole purpose of drawing human connections across the industry. In short, you throw a bag of coffee into the pool and draw someone else’s coffee out. You’ll take that coffee home to brew it up however you’d like, and we’ll connect you with that roaster to discuss! What’s more legendary than exchanging coffee and making friends across the country?

To make it even more legendary, we’ve partnered with Ikawa for this year’s exchange! One lucky participant will be randomly selected to win an Ikawa Pro 50 Sample Roaster.

Here’s how it works:

  • Participation is free and open to any roaster attending SCA Expo in Chicago, IL – April 12-14th.
  • To join the Exchange, simply register! You’ll receive a confirmation number upon completion, so hang onto that! It will help us track who’s who.
  • Preregistration will close on Wednesday, April 10th. If you don’t sign up by then, no worries! We will have on-site sign-up at our booth if you decide to jump in when you get to Expo.
  • Coffee Drop-Off: Bring your bag of coffee (preferably 8-16oz) by the Cafe Imports Booth (1436) anytime between show start Friday and end of day Saturday. We’ll swap your coffee on the spot!
  • Sunday at 10:00 AM, we’ll hop on Instragam live to draw the winner! If you’re our lucky roaster, we’ll be reaching out right away to connect and hand you your brand new Ikawa Sample Roaster.
  • After you’ve enjoyed Expo, traveled safely home, and cup your new coffee!
  • At the end of April when everyone has had a chance to catch back up and cup their coffees, we’ll get you in touch with who took your coffee home so that you can share feedback, thoughts, questions, and your unique experiences with one another. Connecting with someone through shared passion and having a coffee you wouldn’t have had otherwise is the best part of the Legendary Coffee Exchange.
  • To wrap up, you’ll receive a quick survey about your experience! We’d appreciate you taking the time to answer so we can improve the next round.