So, if you’re a coffee connoisseur or just want to learn more about the beans, we'd recommend heading over to the London Coffee Festival at the start of April.
Over the course of two days, the festival brings bean-lovers the opportunity to sample a huge range of artisan coffees, attend interactive demonstrations and workshops and try out some coffee-based cocktails. With over 250 stalls and a jam-packed programme, there's so much on offer, so we’ve picked out some of the highlights you'll not want to miss.
Top of your list should be the True Artisan Cafe: ideal for all coffee lovers and a chance to be inspired by 32 of Europe's best coffee shops. Throughout the
If you’re more interested in talking about coffee than making it then head over to The Lab, where you’ll be able to debate the ethical issues facing coffee producers, quiz baristas or get some tips on how to set up your own coffee shop. Or you can pop over to the Coffee Masters, which will see 16 baristas compete in 7 disciplines including latte art and signature drinks – this fast-paced competition is sure to keep you entertained.
Of course, this is Shoreditch, so it’s unlikely that you’ll get an event without some booze: to satisfy that other hankering you can check out Milk & Sugar – what the London Coffee Festival are calling their “fashion and design district”. They have a bar area where they'll whip up a fantastic cocktail, and
In addition to all the tastebud
Hirsute caffeine addicts will no doubt be gathering from the furthest reaches of East London for the event, so if it's your scene, grab some tickets and head down to the Old Truman Brewery for an array of beards, booze and plenty of beans.
|What||The London Coffee Festival 2016|
|Where||Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Aldgate East (underground)|
08 Apr 16 – 09 Apr 16, Friday 17:00-22:00; Saturday sessions available between 10:00-19:00; see website for more details
|Price||£14.50+ for tickets|
|Website||Click here to go to the London Coffee Festival's website|