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Curate Your Festival

06 April 2018


The eighth London Coffee Festival is NEXT WEEKEND, troops.

Whether you're a newbie, aficionado, or a self-confessed coffee geek, we've curated a programme just for you.

Invite your friends and buy your tickets (some sessions are nearly sold out, so don't hang around). We want you there to party with us IRL. 


For The Coffee Newbie



1/ 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 Colonna Coffee, Taylor St Baristas, Redemption Roasters and IKAWA.
2/ The School of Chocolate
Cocoa lover? Hotel Chocolat’s School of Chocolate is returning, taking you from bean to bar via three bookable experiences, from The Tasting Adventure, to Coffee and Chocolate Pairing and the Rare and Vintage Masterclass.
3/ 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.
4/ The Launch Party
Join us for Baileys Flat White Martinis and classic espresso martinis by Sandows on the Friday evening at our Espresso Martini Launch Party, headlined by breakthrough musician Youngr.


For The Coffee Aficionado


1/ The Lab
Get inspired and boost your knowledge at talks and workshops. Catch 'Taylors of Harrogate: But First, Flavour' with Stylist Food Writer and Saturday Kitchen star Rosie Birkett and 'Upcycled Coffee Cocktails' with Miriam Nice, Drinks Expert at BBC Good Food. This way for more.
2/ The Roastery
Fire up with Union Hand-Roasted Coffee's San Franciscan roaster. Learn the art of hand-roasting from the masters themselves and sample award-winning coffees.
3/ Sensory Mixology Experience
Trial and test your senses (and enjoy lots of cocktails) in a discovery-focused mixology session, led by top competitors in the coffee mixology scene at the La Cimbali bar.
4/ Latte Art Live
Watch the latte art stars face-off in highly skilled throwdowns and try your hand at pouring at the debut Latte Art Karaoke. This zone is constantly in action, led by the masters behind Ozone, Almond Breeze, Allan Reeder and Modbar.


For The Coffee Geek



1/ Coffee Masters
24 of the Planet Earth's best baristas are travelling from all around the world to compete in London Coffee Masters 2018. This fierce four-day competition is entertaining and inspiring, and with a prize of £5,000 on the bar, the stakes are high.
2/ The Tasting Room
Discover flavour at its best in the Tasting Room; an area dedicated to the sensory experience, with bookable workshops from cold brew to tea and wine. Hurry: the sessions are selling out fast!
3/ The Niners Bar
For the first time, Caravan are bringing their famous Niners series to you in the ultimate coffee bar experience. Try all nine exceptionally sourced coffees, each served in a unique way, from straight espresso, to  single origin Negronis.
4/ Innovation
Tech-savvy attendees are in for a treat. Test out the Faema E71, La Marzocco's Leva and brand new Rancilio Specialty. Plus, previewing Hario's new limited edition ceramic V60 range and get your name on the list for when it drops this summer.


The Royal Treatment
Elevate your experience and book a VIP slot. Chill in the La Marzocco VIP suite, fill up on the barbecue at The La Marzocco Secret Garden powered by Espresso Solutions, and meet the experts at The Cupping and Roasting Factory and the teapigs Matcha Bar.

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