Sponsors & Partners

The 2019 edition of the Ottawa Coffee Fest is proudly brought to you by the following companies. Thank you!


Dalla Corte | Official Equipment Partner

At Dalla Corte Coffee Systems Canada we believed that the old-fashioned equipment distribution concept which consisted of moving boxes is no longer adequate in today's reality.

Today's retailer is looking for guidance to choose the correct and suitable equipment setup, education to maximize their profitability. For this, we need to have a deep knowledge of present technologies and future ones in the pipelines from manufacturer’s R&D, but for sure, we also need to have knowledge of the raw materials, in this case the coffee and tea.

We are a team that has several highly skilled and experienced people that combined counts with over 90 years of experience.


Dark Roast

Henrietta Barista Milk | Official Milk Sponsor

Our dairy plant is the northernmost of the territory of Québec, ensuring a supply of milk from the Nordic oasis of the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean region. This milk is produced by cows fed with fodder and high-quality grains, whose growth is particularly adapted to our climate and our very special terroir. These singular characteristics result in a first-rate milk product. Henrietta milk is therefore the perfect product for baristas.


Nantel Distribution Inc | Official Milk Sponsor

With nearly 20 years of experience, Nantel Distribution has become a leader in the distribution of food and beverage products throughout the province of Quebec.


Medium Roast


Hatch is a specialty coffee roastery in Toronto. They are thrilled to serve some amazing specialty coffees to hotels, restaurants, cafes, offices and more. They have a rotating menu of espresso, drip and decaf coffees available, and they offer free shipping Canada-wide! They also offer wholesale coffee, cold brew, lead workshops and services like training, coffee profiling, and equipment maintenance.


Minor Figures | Official Oat M*lk Sponsor

Minor Figures is a coffee product producer from London, UK known for their nitro cold brew and their oat m*lk product. Their "mission statement": Invent great coffee products so that more people can enjoy better coffee. They highly value craftsmanship, people, quality and of course sustainability. Minor Figures developed an oat m*lk, formulated for coffee professionals that is robust enough to not split even when faced with the most delicate roast - and the perfect sweetness, density and balance to create silky micro-foam when steamed. Made with quality ingredients, this oat m*lk is also delicious in your cup of tea or morning cereal.


Nelson Water | Official Water Supplier

Established in 1985 to meet the burgeoning water treatment needs of rural Ottawa, Nelson Water has grown, under the management team of Mark and Zeina Nelson, into one of the premier water treatment companies in all of Canada. Today, with its own 4,000 square foot bottling plant and its unequalled problem water operations in Carp for the treatment of both municipal and well water, Nelson Water now provides for consumers across the entire Ottawa Valley.

Their highly skilled, factory trained, water service specialists are unsurpassed. Their passion for service is unmatched in its professionalism and efficiency.


Light Roast

Amenemhet Lares Photography | Official Event Photographer

Amenemhet is an Ottawa based photographer that takes a guided and candid photography approach specializing in couples, lifestyle, and portrait sessions. She creates unique imagery to celebrate and promote inclusivity, love, and connection.


Bradda Printing Services

Bradda Printing Services Inc. is a full service digital and offset print operation committed to giving you the best quality work at a fair price on time, every time. We understand the importance of providing excellent customer service and strive to ensure a positive customer experience, every time. Customer satisfaction is only possible by having all the necessary tools at our disposal. We have the right people, the right equipment and the dedication to our customers. We will work hard to earn your business today and every day!


Brina Michelle Photography | Official Event Photographer

Ottawa branding and product photographer for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Leverage custom visual content to scale your business and connect with your audience.


Centurion Conference and Event Center

At Centurion Conference and Event Center, it is our mission to provide the highest standard of service excellence, luxury and exquisite food for conferences, trade shows, conventions, weddings and social events. With over 1000 events held each year, we have earned a reputation synonymous with excellence. From simple to elegant, on or off-site, our staff of professional event coordinators will assist you in planning every detail of your event.


Eight Ounce Coffee

Eight Ounce Coffee is a company of coffee people passionate about specialty coffee and all the fun gear and equipment that go with it. We started in 2011, mostly selling AeroPress and KeepCups to an emerging crowd of specialty coffee baristas and home coffee enthusiasts.

We're now the biggest specialty coffee equipment distributor in Canada, selling to almost three thousand cafes, roasters, hotels, kitchen and lifestyle stores across the country and in America. We also distribute to some of the biggest and best names in specialty coffee around the world. We operate out of an eleven thousand square foot warehouse in Calgary, with team members in Calgary, Montreal and Toronto.


JustUs! | Official Sugar Sponsor

JustUs! was founded in 1995 in Nova Scotia as Canada's 1st certified fair trade organic coffee roaster. Craft roasting specialty grade, certified fair trade organic beans while ensuring the integrity of their supply chain from seed to cup. Working directly with their coffee producer-partners is a priority to ensure a truly fair price is paid directly to the co-ops and their communities. In addition to coffee, Just Us! offers a wide selection of products from producer partner co-ops including fair trade organic tea, chocolate and sugar.


Lateez Sales and Marketing

At Lateez Sales and Marketing, we offer businesses and individuals the opportunity to experience excellent customer service while creating a brand which resonates with your employees and customers. We provide the custom apparel for your needs through our screen printing, embroidery, and on-site graphic design services.



RGC Coffee | Official Gift Bag Sponsor

RGC is a private, family owned and operated green coffee importer based in Montreal, Canada. As specialists in the premium and specialty coffee market, we offer roasters in-depth expertise about valuable opportunities in both the spot and forward coffee markets.

RGC selects business partners, suppliers, roasters, service providers and employees who are aligned with us in the support of ever-increasing ethical standards for our industry. We welcome and embrace evolution and innovation in our business partnerships.


Zenbooks | Official Token Sponsor

We are a leading company in the use and integration of cloud applications in the area of bookkeeping and technological advisement. Our goal is to introduce this important growth in cloud technology to businesses all across Canada by providing software systems, as well as support for those systems. We want to see your business grow, so we offer scalable processes that will adapt to your business as it evolves.


Cafe Au Lait

CA Paradis – Chef's Paradise

Now under a new generation of ownership, our 10,000 sq ft brick and mortar location has truly become THE Chef's Paradise. Our vision still remains the same as CA’s; we pride ourselves on our industry expertise, our commitment to unrivalled customer service and our comprehensive selection of quality kitchenwares.


Calabogie Brewing Co. | Launch Party Partner

Passion for craft drives us. Breaking through boundaries and seizing the best of styles and taste is our mission. We are not afraid to risk, to push, to seize great ideas in brewing and realize the beers they embody. From our award winning and limited release barrel ageing program to our ground breaking Canadian-first Lambic, and everything in between, we seek a beautiful expression of the brew craft.


Coffey's Coffee

Coffey’s Coffee specializes in Dark Roasted coffee. We develop the natural flavor of coffee by fully caramelizing the natural sugars to give a dark rich bitter sweet flavor that real coffee drinkers are looking for. Our custom-roasted coffee is made to order to best preserve its flavor.


DJ Sweet Cheeks | Official Event DJ

DJ Sweet Cheeks of Hobo & Sweet Cheeks are founders of Kitchen Party. A wildly successful monthly dance party held in Ottawa, Canada that began in 2011 and continues championing Ottawa's DJ scene and dance culture. It is currently being held at Bar Robo on the last Saturday of every month. The music is best of funk // soul // disco // hip hop // electro // house // techno // and everything in between!


Dustbane Products Ltd.

Dustbane is a market-driven manufacturer dedicated to innovation and sustainability. We pride ourselves on offering a complete line of quality products that are tough on dirt, easy on the planet and competitively priced. Through extensive research and development, we continue to be a leader in the sanitation industry.


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home specializes in sugar art. Choose from decorative sugar cubes, miniature cookies, gourmet caramels and sugar sculptures. A passionate confectionery express by Kara Cashion.


Le Moulin de Provence K•D

Le Moulin de Provence kd is a local, family owned and operated French bakery & patisserie located at 30 Metcalfe St in the heart of Ottawa’s central business district. With over 4000 sqft of sun lit space filled with more than 250 freshly baked products our bakery is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike. A visit to our café is always a memorable experience and a treat for your senses, whether for breakfast, lunch or a relaxing coffee with a friend.


Maker House Co.

Founded in 2015, our mission is to bring the maker movement to main street retail. Our shop changes the way we engage with both the products we buy and the people who make them. As a social enterprise, we also donate 2% of all sales to local community projects.


Massine's Independent

We are the "Foodie Store" on Bank street. As a family-owned and operated grocery store, we are committed to serving you a variety of fresh produce, seafood, bakery, deli, meat, grocery, and hot-made-ready meals daily.



The Nespresso story began with a simple idea: enable anyone to create the perfect cup of espresso coffee – just like a skilled barista. From its beginning in 1986, Nespresso has redefined and revolutionized the way millions of people enjoy their espresso coffee. It has shaped the global coffee culture.



Ruckify is an industry changing, online person-to-person rental marketplace. Designed with both people and businesses in mind, anyone can now post their items and spaces up on the platform for people in their community to rent. Ruckify was founded and built in Ottawa, Canada by a diverse team of talented developers, product managers, digital marketers, designers, entrepreneurs, and rental industry professionals.


Stone Hut Studios

Formed by filmmaker Aaron Dennis, Stone Hut Studios is a video production company with a mission to create ‘films for a better world.’ We create videos, both small and large, from YouTube videos to feature length documentaries. Our services include video production, timelapse production, video editing and video consulting.


Trudel Home Hardware

Open for 94 years, Trudel Home Hardware is a 4th generation family-owned business. Located in downtown Ottawa, Trudel Home Hardware helps Canadians with all of their project needs. Customers have access to 55,000 quality, brand name and private label products. Home Hardware Stores Limited has also received designation as one of Canada's Best Brands and Best Managed Companies.


Media & Advertising Partners


At ELMNT FM, our goal is to capture the imagination of the city Ottawa with a better variety of music. With a special focus on Canada’s best Indigenous music artists, we’re touching on genres like Pop, EDM and R&B to Hip Hop, Folk & Rock. ELMNT FM, the SPIRIT of Ottawa, celebrates this unique musical diversity everyday. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally here to infuse some SPIRIT back to the airwaves.



Apt613 is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization. Our main activity is apt613.ca, an award winning blog dedicated to uncovering the best of Ottawa’s arts and culture. All of our editors, photographers, writers and podcasters contribute their time and talents to help spread the word about all the great events happening in our city.


Buzzyn Rewards

Launched in 2017, and headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Buzzyn is a mobile rewards platform that enables users to collect & redeem loyalty card stamps and vouchers on their smartphones, instead of paper cards. The platform makes it easy for merchants to create and deploy custom rewards programs in minutes, with no equipment required. Buzzyn has since expanded to Montreal and Toronto, with a growing team dedicated to supporting local businesses.


Creative Mornings Ottawa

Since 2012 CreativeMornings Ottawa has been hosting monthly gatherings with some of Ottawa’s top creative minds. To date, well over a thousand people have attended the inspirational breakfast speaker series, creating a fresh sense of optimism and collaboration among local citizens and businesses. The series has been a huge success welcoming speakers from such varied occupations as psychologists, architects, artisanal sign painters and brew masters. CreativeMornings has given the Ottawa arts community a brand new platform with which to showcase people doing creative and inspiring things, as well as a consistent and energetic opportunity to cross-pollinate and build the city’s creative community.


Yelp Ottawa

Our purpose: To connect people with great local businesses