January 21, 2022


For remarkable cuisine

Leestown Coffee takes home 1st place as best cold brew coffee

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) After being cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Cold Brew Coffee Festival returned for its 3rd showing.

Approximately 3,000 people were out to sample coffee from 17 local coffee shops and roasters. Lexington Farmers Market Manager, Josh England says they are happy to have everyone back.

“The Cold Brew Coffee Festival is one of our most important yearly events. We’re glad we could bring it back from its year hiatus last year. We’re really happy that we were able to have people come out and enjoy and see all the coffee that people are working hard to produce here in our state” said England.

ABC 36’s Erica Biven’s was one of the judges of the best cold brew coffee that saw Leestown Coffee take home first place.

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Kaitlyn Shive joined the ABC36 News Team in January 2021 as a Multimedia Journalist. Kaitlyn comes to us from Joplin, Missouri, where she worked as an MMJ and Fill in Anchor for KOAM News/Fox 14 for over a year and a half.
She is a Kentucky girl at heart, growing up in Louisville for a good portion of her life before her family moved to Mason, OH in 2012.
She graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism. She also graduated with specializations in Marketing and Media, and with a Social Media Certificate.
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