The Junior League Holiday Market 2016

The TCC Family at the Holiday Market 2016

Wow! What a whirlwind of a week. The 2016 Junior League Holiday Market has officially come to an end and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out.

We were vendors at the event for the very first time in 2015 and had a fantastic experience. We really felt like it was a great way for us to connect with so many members of the community and help spread the word about Tampa Coffee Club.

When the option came to be vendors again for 2016 we immediately jumped on it. Having gained some experience from our first go, we knew we wanted to be up front and make our booth more interactive. Our family spent months preparing for this market. From signage, to our booth setup, to selecting the perfect coffees to sample…it was quite a feat. We really wanted customers to have the opportunity to try different coffees, learn about the roasters, and create a box to take home that would be personalized to each persons’ tastes.

JLHM 2016

JLHM 2016

JLHM 2016

We worked with 4 different roasters in the TCC family to make our idea come to life: Mountaineer, Kahwa, The Blind Tiger, and Caracolillo. We picked up 65 pounds of coffee from each roaster and packaged the coffee into 5 ounce bags. We chose a Costa Rica, Rwanda , Brazil, and Sirroco blend from Kahwa to sample.

JLHM 2016

We set up the booth on Wednesday and it took us about 6 hours to get everything just the way we wanted. We created three main areas in our booth: a Build-A-Box area, a sampling table, and an area for our coffee accessories and grab and go gift items. We had about 3 times the amount of inventory this year than last year.

setting-up

The market ran from Thursday evening through Sunday and about 21,000 people attended. So exciting! We literally couldn’t make the coffee fast enough…which is an excellent problem to have. We went through about 70 gallons of coffee in 4 days. People were loving it! We were also asked to supply coffee for the VIP event for Sustainer League members.

JLHM 2016

sampling

Throughout the duration of the event, we were able to share our mission and show everyone that we have amazing craft coffee right here in our community. We gained new members, sold over 600 bags of coffee, and beat our sales from last year. To say this market was a success for us would be an understatement.

JLHM 2016

JLHM 2016

JLHM 2016

We loved getting to meet each and every one of you that stopped by our booth and we are looking forward to continuing to grow the craft coffee scene in Tampa. If you want more information about the roasters we work with, check out our Roasters page.

Also, we have had many inquiries about the gifting options we have available. You can find more information on our gift page. We have 1 month, 3 month, and 6 month options available. It really does make the perfect gift for any coffee lover!

We are already looking forward to the 2017 Junior League Holiday Market! Thank you for helping to make this market a huge success for us. We couldn’t do it without our amazing craft roasters and the awesome support from the community! 🙂

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