Festival Del Cafe/The Fest

Festival del CafeVolta is going to be at ground zero for one of the largest punk rock festivals in the US over halloween weekend: The Fest. We decided to have a fest of our own this year to coincide: Volta's Festival del Cafe, our own EspressoFest. Starting on Tuesday, October 27, we'll be rotating through some of the best espresso coffees that we could find:

  • Black Cat and Black Cat Project Honduras Finca la Tina, from Intelligentsia
  • Ecco Espresso and Brazil full natural Cachoeira SO Espresso, from Ecco Caffe
  • Espresso Toro and Nicaragua Jose Alfredo Zeledon, from Alterra
  • Epic Espresso and SO Costa Rica La Loma, from 49th Parallel
  • 3-process El Sal Finca Mauritania, from Counter Culture
  • Hairbender and SO TBA (by Duane), from Stumptown

Tues-Thursday we'll be offering two different espressos, all day long. Fri-Sunday we will be rotating the espresso selections every three hours, untill it's all gone. I'm guessing that it's the first time any of these coffees (other than the CCC and Black Cat) have been served in a shop in the Southeast, let alone in Gainesville. We'll also have a few guest baristas dropping in to pull shots at the bar from all over the northwest/midwest/northeast. And a few hundred very noisy bands playing at a dozen venues within a block or two of Volta. It should be fun.

We also have a limited edition Festival del Cafe shirt available at the shop. The front of the shirt features Aly's Dia de los Muertos barista riding a zombie black cat; the back has the Volta logo in black. The 3-color shirts were printed locally on American Apparel shirts in both women's and unisex sizes.

Special Fest Hours

  • Thursday-Friday: 7am-11pm
  • Saturday: 9am-11pm
  • Sunday: 9am-7pm