If you’re not much of a traveller, you’ll be pleased to know there’s a wealth of coffee events, right in your own backyard. Keep reading to discover a few of our favourites…
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’.
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!
Showcasing the top 40 independent coffee shops both locally and further afield, Birmingham Coffee Festival is a must-go for budding baristas and coffee enthusiasts. Boasting unlimited samples of specialty coffee from around the world, you can sip to your heart’s content whilst local music artists provide the entertainment. To make this coffee event even better, it’s all set to the backdrop of Birmingham’s hipster hotspot, The Custard Factory.
Manchester is a city that is becoming ever more popular, and may not be associated that much with coffee culture, however, Manchester’s coffee festival is one of the most jam-packed 2-day coffee festivals in the country. With talks programmes, and panels full of insightful and cultural facts about coffee, the Manchester coffee festival showcases over 50 independent coffee shops, that are both local to Manchester and further afield. Take part in tasting sessions, music programmes and family fun, and enjoy the taste of specialty coffee.
For coffee connoisseurs that endeavour to try as much of the world’s coffee as possible, why not make the most of your next holiday and stop by at an international coffee event? From Paris to South Africa, these festivals are not to be missed…
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.
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.
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.