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Best Coffee Festivals

Best Coffee Festivals

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Coffee isn’t just a beverage. It’s a way of life. It’s become a way for people to connect and share experiences, a way to bring people together from all around the world. This deep-rooted appreciation of coffee is something that many of us share, and what better way to embrace this love than by visiting a coffee festival and getting fully immersed into the culture and all that goes with it?

There are so many coffee events across the globe, some of which are celebrated right here in Australia! So, whether you’re a coffee aficionado or a coffee shop owner, there’s something for just about everyone.

1. Melbourne International Coffee Expo


Hosting the World Barista Championships and World Brewers Cup, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo is essential for those that are serious about their brew. With around 100 competitors, the competition features coffee talent from around the world.

It’s not all competition though, this coffee event also features a wealth of experiences for the public too. Pop by Roasters Alley, showcasing over 25 local and international roasters, and then discover where it comes from with a trip down Origin Alley. This event is the perfect place to increase your coffee knowledge and sample some of the finest brews from around the world.

Melbourne International Coffee Expo

2. Le Paris Café Festival

Known as the only major Parisian event exclusively dedicated to coffee, Le Paris Café Festival is a weekend of coffee celebration. Set up with the aim of promoting good coffee to as many people as possible, you’ll find some of finest brews you’ll ever encounter here.

Home to the French Coffee Championships and featuring a learning lab with a variety of immersive experiences and workshops, you can try your hand at anything from latte art to roasting.

Le Paris Café Festival

3. Cape Town Coffee Festival

Experience a celebration of the African coffee culture at Cape Town Coffee Festival. Featuring a host of live experiences showcasing some of the latest coffee equipment and with exciting demos and workshops, this coffee event has something for everyone.

You’ll get to sample some of Africa’s best coffees with brews from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, and receive the inside knowledge on how it’s made and what makes them taste so different. Then, as the day winds on, you can head over to the coffee cocktail bar and sample some of the most wonderful creations, infused with delicious coffee.

Cape Town Coffee Festival

4. London Coffee Festival

Munch on street food and sip on coffee infused cocktails whilst you browse the art gallery and listen to live music in a celebration of the capital’s coffee scene. Featuring over 250 coffee and food stalls, samples and demonstrations from world-class baristas, you can be fully immersed into the world of coffee and come away with some new skills to boot.  

The London Coffee Festival also hosts the Coffee Masters competition, an exciting knockout battle where 16 baristas compete across a range of disciplines for £5,000 and the title of ‘Coffee Master’.

London Coffee Festival

5. Glasgow Coffee Festival

You may not think of Glasgow as a coffee capital, but this two-day event is set to prove you wrong. Showcasing the passion of the community with local cafes, roasters and baristas hosting demonstrations and talks, this coffee event is simply unmissable. And, Glasgow Coffee Festival has lots of competition to get involved in or observe too, including ones for latte artists, cuppers, baristas, brewers and roasters!

Glasgow Coffee Festival

That’s our guide to the best coffee festivals and events around the world! Still looking to increase your coffee knowledge? Why not find out about all the different coffee types next?

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