Acaia at Expo Recap 2019

We’re back from Boston with a recap of our time at the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Expo 2019! This year was a busy event for us. We had two booths across the Expo, including one on the main exhibition floor and a booth in the Market Area. We also introduced new products to the public, such as our new Pearl S model. You can read more about that here. We ran two fun competitions over the three-day event at our market booth. We played host to some excellent booth partners, including roasters and volunteers who brewed and assisted.

the entrance to SCA Boston

our market booth

Exhibit Booth

At our first booth in the main exhibition hall, we proved to be very busy over the event! We had a number of the Acaia team, several great volunteers, and nine different roasters and tea brewers who occupied the booth from the Friday to Sunday. We had the chance to demo our new product and app, the Pearl S and the Brewguide app for attendees. We also had our demo collaboration with Lyn Weber Workshops on the booth, the EG-1 Electrical Grinder, along with many products from our own line-up.

The EG1 and an Orion Bean doser

Onyx Coffee Lab brewing at our Exhibit booth

volunteers and attendees at the booth
Kickapoo coffee on our booth

Market Booth

At our second booth, we had several great elements to offer to attendees. While having a calibration station for competitors, we also offered two chances to win great prizes from our range. Our first competition focused on our Pearl S models and our Brewmaster app. Anyone could come up and compete by attempting to as closely duplicate recipes set out by both roasters and volunteers who joined us over the weekend. Those who entered were in with a chance to win a brand new Pearl S model for the highest score.

Team Gota trying out our brewing competition

Our volunteer Jesse Martin and a Pearl S winnerOur second competition was a Guess the Weight competition, in which if the participant could guess the weight of the assorted candy in the jar closely as possible, they were in with the chance of winning a Pearl scale.

Our guess the weight competition at our Market booth

 Congratulations to all our winners across the three days!


We saw some great new exciting products and coffees across many booths.

New George Howell coffee pods, Broadsheet Coffee roasters and new Mahlkonig E65S


We were also delighted to have sponsored several satellite events and other sponsorships around Expo, including the Barista League’s Flavor Wheel Feud, The Chocolate Barista Party and the Ask Me About the Cost of Production event.

a photo from the Barista League Flavor Feud evening

Thank you!

Thanks again to all of our volunteers and guest roasters!


Katjriana Marker, Eric Hervey, Gredi Fajardo, Umeko Motoyoshi, Eric Perez, Emily Olson, Monique Beltre, Lee Sill, Chloe Langham, Douglas Park, Delia Avram, and Jesse Martin

Roasters and Tea:

Onyx Coffee Roasters, Reanimator Coffee Roasters, Spirit Tea, Upper Left Roasters, Kickapoo Coffee Roasters, Spirit Tea, Camber, Little Amps, Verve Coffee, Stay Golden, Four Letter Word, and Partners Coffee.

Spirit Tea on our bar

Kilogram Tea brewing at our boothAlong with our Booth Partners:

Prima Coffee, Roest Coffee, Comandante, Baratza, Barista Hustle, and Fellow.

Fellow co using our Pearl scales on their booth
Prima Coffee's booth

Roest using our Orion on their boothWe would also like to offer our congratulations to the new World Brewer’s Cup Champion Du Jianing of China and the new World Barista Champion Jooyeon Joen of South Korea for winning the 2019 titles. We would also like to congratulate all of our amazing sponsored baristas who competed across both competitions.

Thanks again for a great Expo, and we look forward to doing it all again at the upcoming World of Coffee in Berlin, Germany this June.