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coffee festival: The Ultimate guide

London’s coffee festival: The Ultimate guide

The majority of people all over the world love to start their day with a nice hot cup of coffee; it has become a part of their everyday routine. If you live around London and you are a true coffee lover, then you must visit the London coffee festival, which is held annually in the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane. 

According to a survey, UK residents drink around 90 cups of coffee each day; thus, this festival is celebrated every year to represent London’s love for coffee. Before going to the event, mentioned hereunder is everything you need to know.

What is the London coffee festival?

Key features of the London coffee festival

 The event showcases live demonstrations: 

  • World-class baristas
  • Welcoming surroundings
  • Interesting workshops
  • Art exhibitions representing coffee culture and much more 
  • Fourteen thousand industry professionals from different cafes, hotels, restaurants and well-renowned coffee chains are a part of the event.
  • Free tasting of coffee samples and coffee-related products
  • A doughnut wall from which you can just grab a doughnut and eat it
  • Mesmerizing latte art

Where is the London coffee festival organised?

You can enjoy the event at the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London. You will then find 15 Hanbury street, which acts as the entrance where you can witness the festival getting divided into “zones” named after the London neighborhood. You can stay close to the London coffee festival by staying in a hotel or apartment near Brick Lane. You can also choose among several apartments that are relatively close to the coffee festival venue. 

Several station options are available, like Liverpool Street Station and Notting Hill Gate Station, making this festival accessible for all.

At what time of the year can you enjoy the London coffee festival?

This year, the London Coffee Festival, the grand celebration for coffee lovers in Europe, marked its tenth anniversary. It is usually held for 4-5 days. This year it was from 23rd September to 26th September. In 2022, it is said to be held from 31st March to 3rd April.

Covid-19 prevention measures which have been implemented since 2021 are:

  • The visitors’ capacity has been reduced to 30% so that there is ample space for the visitors to explore the stalls.
  • It is highly mandatory to wear a mask for the visitors as well the staff throughout the festival.
  • All the highly touched areas such as doorknobs, door handles, lift buttons are being sanitized regularly.
  • Hand sanitising machines have been installed at the entrance and at every stall. 

How can you get the tickets?

Depending on your budget, you can buy either a VIP ticket or a standard ticket. The tickets are pricey, but they are worth it if you’re a true coffee lover. You can buy them through their official website or pay a little extra and buy them directly at the door.

These tickets have ample benefits including:

  • Free coffee and food samples
  • Demonstrations
  • Live music sessions

Where does the money go?

Out of the total money collected through the London Coffee Festival ticket sales, 25% of the proceeds goes for Project Waterfall, UK’S charitable component, which aims to deliver safe and hygienic drinking water and sanitation facilities to over 110,000 people in Africa, specifically in the coffee-producing areas. In recent years, the London Coffee Festival has managed to raise over $324,758 towards this noble cause through either online or on-site ticket sales. 

If you decide to attend this festival, we can promise you that you will have the time of your life. It is heaven-on-earth for any coffee fanatic. Spending some time at the London Coffee Festival is highly recommended if you want to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of your everyday routine and experience total bliss. You can simply check the next scheduled dates for the festivals and book your tickets through their official website


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