1/ Coffee Masters
16 of the Planet Earth's best baristas are travelling from all around the world to compete in London Coffee Masters 2019. This fierce four-day competition is entertaining and inspiring, and with a prize of £5,000 on the bar, the stakes are high. Check out what to expect here.
2/ The True Artisan Café
Celebrate local independent cafés as they take over La Marzocco's machines to present you with a signature drink. Sip drinks created exclusively for The Festival by a stellar line-up of cafés, and support Project Waterfall. View the schedule and incredible signature drink menu here.
3/ The Lab
Get inspired and boost your knowledge at talks and workshops in The Lab, powered by MUMAC. On Friday, Catch world-renowned chef and gastronomic ground-breaker Ferran Adrià giving an electrifying talk on his ‘Sapiens’ methodology - a pioneering framework that inspired Lavazza and ElBulli Foundation’s ‘Coffee Sapiens’.
If you’re a member of the trade don’t miss one of the Industry panel discussions on everything from “Coffee in crisis? A discussion on the future of ethical and sustainable coffee” to "Women in Coffee - high-profile female voices from across the European coffee industry discuss the landscape, challenges, issues and opportunities within it" and “"Coffee Machines - Where Next?" with MUMAC and Guests.” This way for more.
4/ Latte Art Live
Watch the latte art stars face-off in highly skilled throwdowns and try your hand at pouring in our Latte Art Karaoke.
Taking to the stage will be the UK Latte Art Champion since 2013, Dhan Tamang, 2016 US Barista Champion Lem Butler, the first female World Barista Champion in history Agnieszka Rojewska and Australian Latte Art Finalist and Blue Diamond Ambassador, Luke Shilling, to name but a few.
This zone is constantly in action, led by the masters behind Ozone Coffee Roasters alongside feature sponsors Almond Breeze, Allan Reeder, HuskeeCup and Modbar.
5/ Sensory Experiences with La Cimbali
Trial and test your senses (and enjoy lots of quality coffee) at the La Cimabli Sensory Bar. Industry Day visitors will be invited to take a seat at the bar and get ready to be guided through a dynamic sensory experience, where you’ll be exploring the influence of cup design and environment on taste perception. During Saturday and Sunday top competitors in the coffee mixology scene will take over the space for focused mixology workshops. (Both bookable experiences.)
6/ The Roasters Village
A coffee reunion for the ages. Need a pick-me-up? You’re spoilt for choice: all of the continent’s best roasters are right here. La Marzocco’s Roaster Village is back! Join Europe's ﬁnest roasters as they take up residency to serve incredible unique coffees from LM’s Linea Mini machines. Taste your way through all twenty roasters and pick up your favourite coffees to take home. See the line up here.
7/ The Flavour Discovery
Making its debut this year, The Flavour Discovery delves into the world of good coffee. Through a programme of interactive tastings and activities, they’ll take festival-goers on an epic flavour quest that’ll enlighten, engage, and entertain.
How does aroma affect taste? Why do people experience flavours differently? And how come coffee tastes so damn good? Union hand roasted coffee will answer these burning questions on this epic, multi-sensory journey. Find out more.
8/ House of Coffee
Undertake the journey from bean to cup; discover raw green coffee beans and watch them roasted and brewed by the experts behind the likes of DRWakefield, Tia Maria + Coffee Project, Giesen, Bodum and IKAWA.
9/ The Mindful Coffee Tasting Experience
Brand new for 2019, London Coffee Festival will invite their attendees to partake in a truly unforgettable coffee experience – the mindful coffee tasting experience.
This brand-new multi-sensory, guided and meditative coffee tasting experience is designed for festival visitors to immerse themselves in and appreciate coffee in a truly unique way. This way to discover more.
10/ The Tasting Room
Discover flavour at its best in the Tasting Room; an area dedicated to the sensory experience, with bookable workshops from craft beer to tea and wine.