Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest 2019

The Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be March 16-17, 2019, at Expo New Mexico. Be still, my heart! Just in case more than 140 vendors of coffee and chocolate were not enough, the Chocolate and Coffee Fest also includes baking contests, classes, a cow-milking demonstration, a 5-K run, cooking demos, decorating and painting classes, the Kitchen Stage with presentations by coffee and chocolate experts, and live entertainment. And, of course, lots of tasting and sampling! 

If you can’t make the Chocolate and Coffee Fest this year, look for one of the many great Albuquerque festivals to help plan your stay. Download our free Vacation Guide for more information!

“Cups and Cakes” event Friday evening

The Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest starts off with a “Cups and Cakes” coffee tasting event on Friday, March 15, 6-8:00 p.m. The $45 admission ticket for this event includes 20-minute rounds with each of five coffee roasters for tasting, talk, cakes and brownies by Q Cakes, a bag of coffee to take home, a commemorative festival mug, and a weekend pass to the entire festival.

Southwest Chocolate and Coffee FestSouthwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest days and hours

Saturday, March 16, and Sunday, March 17, 2019, 10 am-6 pm. Tickets may be purchased online, including a ticket for the entire weekend including a commemorative festival mug while supplies last.

Even more than coffee and chocolate

The festival has expanded over the years to include vendors sampling and selling jams, cheeses, artisan breads, craft brews, seasonings, dips, baked goods, kitchen ware, flavored oils, and so much more!


Parking at Expo is $5 per vehicle. The parking lot and entrance to the Lujan Building are from San Pedro Blvd. on the west side of the Expo Center, just north of Central Avenue. There is free parking for bicycles and handicapped parking.

Where to stay for the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

Bottger Mansion of Old Town
front yard at the Bottger Mansion

Fill one of our custom-made coffee mugs with the best coffee in town at the Bottger Mansion of Old Town Bed & Breakfast. Albuquerque is truly a foodie’s paradise! While you’re in town enjoying the Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest, stay with us in our lovely accommodations. The Bottger Mansion of Old Town is a historic, charming bed and breakfast in Albuquerque. We offer comfortable rooms, outstanding amenities, and friendly hospitality. Explore the many attractions of Albuquerque or simply relax in the peace and quiet of our shady courtyard. Guests will be treated to a complimentary gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay!

You will love your time in our lovely oasis in New Mexico, so check our availability and book your stay today!


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