28-31 March 2019 |Old Truman Brewery,Brick Lane.
  • Industry Day Lab

knowledge is power 

 

The ninth London Coffee Festival is almost here, and we've revolutionised our The Lab programme, powered by MUMAC.


The industry day sessions are designed to inspire you. With specific sessions targeted to the barista, café owner, hospitality executive, product specialist and entrepreneur, the line-up is more comprehensive and diverse than ever. 

Expect interactive demonstrations, workshops and tasting sessions, as well as inspiring talks and lively debates with industry figureheads.

There are so many exciting sessions to look forward to so check out our full schedule below.

 



 

/ THURSDAY 

 

 



10:30 | BREXIT - A Conversation
All are invited to this open chaired discussion about Brexit. What does it mean for our Industry? What does it mean to you? Hosted by Jeffrey Young, CEO, Allegra Group 
 



11: 30 | “Cups in crisis? A discussion on the future of ethical and sustainable packaging, cups and plastics”
Panel Discussion with Daniel Webb, Everyday Plastic; Bianca Tuckwell, Ozone Coffee Roasters; Tony Small, Decent Packaging; Chris Nielson, Huskee Cups; Carla Barnett, SoL Cup; Chris Baker, KeepCup  
 



12:30 | Cold brew in Hospitality
with Dave Law, Head of Innovation, Union Hand-Roasted Coffee
 



13:00 | Barista Wellbeing and The KB90
​with Kent Bakke, Former International CEO and current Chairman of the Board and Stefano Della Pietra, Product Designer, La Marzocoo
 



13:30 | "Women in Coffee - high-profile female voices from across the European coffee industry discuss the landscape, challenges, issues and opportunities within it"
Panel Discussion with Bianca Tuckwell, Ozone Coffee Roasters; Jacqueline Turner,  Kinini Coffee; Agnieszka Rojewska, WBC and Coffee Masters Campion 2018; Anne Lunell, Koppi Coffee, Fi O'Brien, Head of Brand & Casey LaLonde, Director – Girls Who Grind Coffee; Freda Yuan, Head of Coffee, Origin Coffee Roasters
 



14:30 | Temperature Profiling: Unlocking coffee flavour 
with Francesco Quartuccio, Marketing Director, Rancilio Group
 



15:30 | F1 Hybrids - A game changing tool for profitable coffee farming
with Greg Meenahan, Partnership Director, World Coffee Research
 



16:00 | "Starting Up in Specialty"  with MUMAC and Guests
Panel Discussion with ​Adam Cozens, Perky Blenders; Henry Ayres, The Gentlemen Baristas; Enzo Frangiamore, Mulmar Foodservice Solutions. Hosted by Profressor Jonathan Morris, University of Hertfordshire
 



 

/ FRIDAY


 



10:30 | "Coffee Machines - Where Next?" with MUMAC and Guests
Panel discussion with Rob Ward, La Cimbali; Andrew Tucker, Sanremo; Stefano Caverzaschi, Faema; Ben Brooker, La Marzocco; Simon Lewthwaite, Caravan Coffee Roaster. Hosted by Professor Jonathan Morris – University of Hertfordshire
 



11: 30 | “Coffee in crisis? A discussion on the future of ethical and sustainable coffee”

Panel Discussion with David Brooks, Percol Coffee; Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet; LJ Loftus, Fairtrade Foundation; Mario Cerutti, Lavazza; David Mills, Weather Safe Ltd; Polly Astbury, Waitrose. Hosted by Greg Meenahan, World Coffee Research
 



12:30 | How to inspire Baristas to get more involved in edible "side sales"
with Andreas Brok-Hartvig, Chef, Foodie & Concept Creator, Danish Bakery
 



13:00 | "Coffee & Education" with MUMAC and Guests
Panel discussion
with Angelo Sportelli, MUMAC Academy; Simon Lewthwaite, Caravan Coffee Roaster; James Wise, Assembly Coffee; Stephen Lovegrove, Compass Group. Hosted by Professor Jonathan Morris, University of Hertfordshire
 



14:00 | Square Presents: Start, Run and Grow your Business from the Ground Up
Panel discussion
with Kate McCutchen, Square UK and special guests 
 



15:00 | Mr Black Presents: From Barista to Bartender
with Martin Hudak, Global Coffee Ambassador, Mr Black
 



15:30 | The Organic Beverages Workshop with Honest Organic and Liquid Chefs
with Honest Organic & Liquid Chefs
 



16:00 | Careers in Coffee
Panel Discussion with Kirby Sinclair, The Roasting Party; Paul Kelly, La Marzocco; Gwilym Davies, Prufrock Coffee; Sonja Wittenberg & Aashifa Hussain, Well Grounded; Gayle Reed, London School of Coffee; Edwin Harrison, Artisan School of Coffee, 
Ben Szobody, Pro Baristas​. Hosted by Dan Harvey, La Marzocco.



16:40 | Coffee Sapiens - Innovation through understanding with Chef Ferran Adrià
with Ferran Adrià, elBulli & Lavazza
 



17:30 | From Coffee Bar to Cocktail Shop
with Rod Eslamieh, Ambassador, Tia Maria and Owner, Award-winning coffee shop/cocktail bar Chapter 72

 



18:00 | How to Brew, with Hario: Master your V60 & Syphon brewing skills in the Café
with Alex Groves, Hario


 

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