A festival dedicated to coffee is coming to east London this weekend.
From March 28–31, London Coffee Festival is returning to The Old Truman Brewery for its ninth year. Grab a ticket and immerse yourselves in the wonderful world of coffee. Celebrate London’s vibrant coffee culture with various tastings, talks and workshops — all to the sound of live DJs and musicians.
It’s already Europe’s largest gathering of coffee fans — with 250 exhibitors and roughly 30,000 visitors — but 2019 is set to be the most exciting year yet. It’s definitely the place to go if you’ve got a latte on your mind.
With so much going on across the four days, it’s important to plan your trip so you don’t miss out on all the best bits. Here’s what to look out for while you’re browsing, coffee in hand:
Latte Art Live
Get involved in various demonstrations, showdowns and workshops, and learn how to perfect the majestic coffee swan or a glossy rosetta.
Visit The Lab for live demonstrations, workshops, talks and tastings, all hosted by experts in the industry. Here you can learn all about the journey from bean to cup, and everything in between.
Coffee Masters Competition
Over the four days, twenty world-class baristas will battle it out in a series of knock-out competition rounds — all fighting for the prestigious title of Coffee Master (and a nice cheque for £5,000).
La Cimbali Sensory Bar
Take an immersive trip around the world with La Cimbali’s sensory experience. You’ll be shown three stand-out coffees, three different ways.
Mindful Coffee Tasting
This multi-sensory experience is brand new for 2019 and allows festival goers to appreciate coffee in a whole new way — with meditation led by Just Breathe.
You can see the full schedule of events here.
Location: The Old Truman Brewery. Nearest stations are Liverpool Street, Old Street and Shoreditch High Street. See it on Google Maps.
Opening hours: The festival is open to the public on March 29 (evening only), 30 and 31. Morning (brunch) session (10.00 – 1300); lunch session (13.00 – 16.00); evening session (16.00 – 19.00).
More information: from the London Coffee Festival website.