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20 - 23 April 2023 / The Truman Brewery
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Industry Talks in The Lab
Proudly supported by Lavazza...
At LCF 2022 we had a panel of industry figureheads to discuss game changing trends in our bustling coffee industry. Exciting sessions to stimulate thought (as much as our delicious coffee), which have been hand-chosen for all baristas, café owners, hospitality professionals, entrepreneurs and straight up coffee fanatics...

The Lab line-up equipped you with the latest industry knowledge, cutting-edge trends and ready-to-action market insights to future proof your business. Proudly supported by our friends at Lavazza, the Industry sessions are curated to educate, inspire and entertain.

With fascinating talks and debates on key topical issues and themes within the industry, an array of interactive demonstrations and workshops, and last but not least... multi-sensory tasting sessions that blew our mind! Did someone say Espresso Martini?

View the 2022 programme below: 
 

 

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10:30 | The Current & Future Marketplace: Highlights from Project Café UK 2022
With Jeffrey Young, CEO, Allegra Group
 
11:15 | Accessibility & Inclusion - Adapting the Process
A panel discussion moderated by Jessica Worden, Head of Coffee, Gail’s Bakery
With Edwin Harrison, Artisan Coffee School & Curious Roo | Harry George, Send Coffee | Monica Hide, Growth Manager, Fairshot

12:00 | Lavazza Foundation Presents: Stories of Sustainability & Empowerment
With Richard Bond, Sustainability Senior Manager, Lavazza | Simon Leno, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland, Lavazza

12:30 | Building Recurring Revenue: How to Run Subscription for Coffee

Tom Mucklow, Founder, Superco - Shopify Agency | Stevan Popovic, Blueprint - Subscription & Customer Engagement Platform  | Nick Mabey, Co-Founder & Director, Assembly Coffee & Director of Coffee, Volcano Coffee Works | Theo Garcia, Co-Founder & CMO, Solo Coffee | Rob Barr, Director, Business Development, Recharge - Subscription Platform 
 
13:00 | Transporting Coffee by Sailboat: How it Impacts our Carbon Footprint in the Coffee Supply Chain?
With Gabriela Parfait, Belco Green Coffee

A schooner loaded with 300 bags of Colombian coffee docked at the port of Bordeaux in February 2022. It is a tiny volume compared to a classic cargo ship, which leads us wondering if it is realistic to hope that sailing coffee across the Atlantic is a viable and sustainable solution for the transport of our coffee tomorrow? And what real impacts can we measure today from this transport model?
 
13:30 | The Need for Circularity in Coffee - Introducing the Circular Coffee Community
With Lars Aaen Thøgersen, Chief Innovation and Circular Transformation Officer, Lofbergs | Christina Singh, Innovation Project Manager, Lofbergs

Coffee is a wasteful business. Currently we make use of less than 1% of the nutritional value of the coffee plant. Löfbergs are launching the Circular Coffee Community, a network that is driving innovation for circular transformation in the world of coffee. Together with other industry businesses, we want to develop circular initiatives that will turn wasted potential into sound business opportunities and growth – using, but not abusing the planet’s natural resources while adding value.

14:00 | Alpro Recipe Masterclass
In need of some drinks-piration? Let Global Alpro Ambassador Damian Burgess, from 3 Coffee Guys, take you through some of our most well-loved recipes. Damian will be running through one recipe per day for each of our four ingredients (Oat Gluten Free, Soya, Almond and Coconut), over the 4 days of London Coffee Festival 2022, with samples for the public to take away. Easy to make and creative, come learn about the different plant-based drinks and how to incorporate them into your life and diet – plant-based is the new normal!
 
14:30 | Machines of the Future
A panel discussion moderated by Edwin Harrison, Artisan Coffee School & Curious Roo
With Ben Brooker, Sales Manager, La Marzocco UK | Camilla Morgan, Sales Manager, Victoria Arduino UK | Rob Ward, UK Brand Manager, Slayer | Peter Larsson, Founder, 3TEMP

‘Machines Of The Future’ panel discussion, featuring representatives from leading machine manufacturers. The discussion will explore latest developments in machine technology, and look to ‘what’s next’.
 
15:30 | The Art of Grinding with Fiorenzato
Join Andrea Faggiana, AST (Authorized SCA Trainers) from Fiorenzato where she will be discussing the versatility of AllGround, the study and research on the geometry of AllGround burrs, which kind of granulometry is needed for the various preparations, and why and how the grain size curves change based on the type of grinding we do.
 
16:15 | Coffee Cocktail Shake-Along with Slayer Espresso and Diplomatico Rum
Join Double World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion Dan Fellows of Slayer Espresso and Jon Lister of Diplomatico Rum / Speciality Brands for an interactive coffee cocktail demo and tasting.

 


 

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10:30 | Introducing The Global Coffee Institute – A United Voice for the Global Coffee Shop Industry
A panel discussion moderated byJeffrey Young, CEO, Allegra Group

With Colin Morrison, UK & Ireland Group Marketing Director, Matthew Algie | Kamal Bengougam, Group Director Business Development and Marketing, Eversys

The founding board members of The Global Coffee Institute introduce the organisation’s vision and mission and discuss the key industry issues it will tackle.

11:15 | Behind the Bean, with KeepCup & Friends
With Abigail Forsyth, CEO & Co-Founder, KeepCup | Lauren Le Franc, Little Coffee Company | Nicole Ferris, Climpson & Sons | Oliver Sears, North Star Coffee Roasters | Daniel Todd, Machina Coffee

Join our reusable cup partner KeepCup as they invite Sustainable Coffee Flight roasters to discuss the impact of sustainable coffee production, and how it affects the growers, workers, traders and the environment. The impact of reducing single-use plastics and disposable packaging will also be explored, highlighting the role coffee makers and coffee lovers play in growing the reuse revolution.
 
12:00 | Embracing The Gender Spectrum in Hospitality
A panel discussion moderated by Megan Glockler, Marketing Manager UK & Ireland, La Marzocco UK
With Lizzie Gurr, COO, Ozone Coffee Roasters | Edwin Harrison, Artisan Coffee School & Curious Roo | Sarah Kern, HR Manager, Grindsmith Coffee Roastery & Chair, Kore Directive | Andrea Otte, Head of Coffee, Caravan Coffee Roasters

A panel exploring how the coffee and hospitality industries are promoting gender equality in the workplace, and how we can do better.
 
12:45 | The Art of Grinding
Join Andrea Faggiana, AST (Authorized SCA Trainers) from Fiorenzato where she will be discussing the versatility of AllGround, the study and research on the geometry of AllGround burrs, which kind of granulometry is needed for the various preparations, and why and how the grain size curves change based on the type of grinding we do.
 
13:15 | The Genetical Lineage of Pink Bourbon: Myths vs. Reality
With Gabriela Parfait and Jean Etchats, Belco Green Coffee

We often hear that Pink Bourbon  is the hybridization between a yellow and a red bourbon. But then why would it taste so distinct? In partnership with RD2Vision, a laboratory specialized in DNA fingerprinting, we tested 3 supposed seeds of pink bourbon to draw their genetic blueprint. The results are astonishing!

14:00 | Alpro Recipe Masterclass
In need of some drinks-piration? Let Global Alpro Ambassador Damian Burgess, from 3 Coffee Guys, take you through some of our most well-loved recipes. Damian will be running through one recipe per day for each of our four ingredients (Oat Gluten Free, Soya, Almond and Coconut), over the 4 days of London Coffee Festival 2022, with samples for the public to take away. Easy to make and creative, come learn about the different plant-based drinks and how to incorporate them into your life and diet – plant-based is the new normal!

14:30 | Analysing the Analyser: From Competition to the Bar, with 3TEMP
With Matteo D'Ottavio, 2020 Brewers Cup Champion | James Wise, Coffee Masters Champion 2017
 

Join Matteo D’Ottavio - the 2020 U.K. Brewers Cup Champion and James Wise the 2017 Coffee Masters champion to share some coffee and discuss all things grind size. What effect does grind size have on your brew and why does it matter? How can a palm sized tool make a difference to how we brew?! Does size matter? Join us to find out. Serving a Lavazza 1895 Colombian anaerobic brewed on the 3TEMP Puls by Matteo - you don’t want to miss it!

15:00 | Coffee Cocktail Shake-Along with Slayer Espresso and Diplomatico Rum
Join Double World Coffee in Good Spirits Champion Dan Fellows of Slayer Espresso and Jon Lister of Diplomatico Rum / Speciality Brands for an interactive coffee cocktail demo and tasting.
 
15:30 | The Future of Coffee Tech
A panel discussion moderated byTim Ridley, United Baristas
With Camilla Morgan, Sales Manager, Victoria Arduino UK | Estelle Bright, After Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, La Marzocco UK | Claire O'Riordan, Head of Sales & Marketing, 3TEMP

Hear what some of the industry’s leading experts are predicting for the future of coffee technology.
 
16:15 | Recruitment, Retainment & Upskilling
A panel discussion moderated by Emma Haines, Founder, Caffeina Consulting
With Damon Conn, Director of Operations, WatchHouse | Karina Cohen, Managing Director of Hospitality Relations, Stint | Henry Ayres, Co-founder, Gentleman Baristas | Robyn Byfield, Restaurant General Manager, Ozone Coffee Roasters | Kim Hargreaves, Co-founder, BOKI COFFEE | Darshika Ravindran, Head of Partnerships & Communication, Well Grounded 

A panel exploring the current challenges in hospitality recruitment, and what we can be doing to retain the talent we already employ.

17:00 | Is This the End of Coffee Shops as We Know it?
With Cameron Fry, Founder, Liqui Group | Edwin Harrison, Founder, Artisan Coffee School & Curious Roo

Join Cameron Fry, founder of one of the world's leading coffee shop design agencies and Edwin Harrison, founder of Artisan Coffee and Curious Roo to find out what they think.

18:00 | Taste Through a MOTH Flight
With Rob Wallis, Founder, MOTH

Here for cocktails, company & conversation. Try through the full MOTH range with founder Rob Wallis. Classic high-end bar quality cocktails made using only the best independent spirits suppliers, and yes they're in a can! Hear, taste and learn how MOTH has been able to create this level of quality for you to enjoy anywhere. When the can cracks open, the conversation starts. Good friends and fine blends for a Mix of Total Happiness.

18:30 | UNLOCK THE FLAVOR - Enhance Your Espresso Playing with Pressure and Temperature
With Carlos González, Coffee Competence Manager, Rancilio Group

Join Rancilio Group and explore the extraction phase: what to avoid, the kinetics reaction of the compounds that make up a cup of coffee, the influence in espresso extraction of temperature and pressure, best practices that reduce and eliminate the common problems of espresso extraction and control of concentration and saturation during extraction.

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