Tea may well be our national drink, but coffee is catching up – it’s now the drink of choice for many us throughout the UK. So, what better way to celebrate your love for coffee beans and stock up on your coffee bean supplies than at the London Coffee Festival?
The London Coffee Festival is your chance to celebrate London’s thriving coffee culture and will consist of coffee tasting sessions, barista demonstrations, gourmet food stalls, live entertainment and more. The festival is expected to attract over 15,000 coffee lovers, baristas and coffee shop owners from around the UK.
True Artisan Café
Here you’ll be able to sample coffee beans made from some of the best roasters in the UK, and drink coffee made by top baristas, in this pop-up coffee shop.
L’accademia Di Cimbali
The MUMAC Museum Milan will be featuring over 200 unique coffee machines and over 15,000 archive documents all about coffee. You’ll get the chance to learn more about the history of coffee, coffee machines and coffee supplies from 1912-2012.
UK Barista Championships
Over the weekend, baristas will be battling it out to win the title of UK Barista Champion. All participating baristas have to make 12 coffees in front of a panel of judges. You can watch the show this Sunday at 1pm.
The Lab Programme
Take part in interactive workshops, talks and debates about ethical issues and coffee growing. You can also find out how to open up your own coffee shop, learn more about the rich history of coffee, or just sit back with a brew and relax.
Hyde Park Music Band Stand
The Hyde Park zone will start on Friday with the Espresso Martini Launch Party followed by some phenomenal performances from some of London’s best acoustic musicians and entertainers.
Shoreditch Food Zone
When you start to get peckish, head over to the Shoreditch Zone to sample a variety of gourmet foods, tasty street treats and different types of yummy coffee beans.
For more information see The London Coffee Festival