London Coffee Festival is the biggest specialist coffee show in the UK, and a must attend event for all coffee enthusiasts across Europe. Now in it’s 8th year, this event is looking to be the biggest one ever, which is saying something as over 30,000 people attended last year’s festival! The festival is on over 4 days, from 12th – 15th April, with the first 2 days being just for industry professionals, and the weekend open to the public.
What to expect
There’s a lot going on over the course of the event, so to help you decide what to look out for, here’s a few of the highlight’s we’ll be looking forward to checking out. For a full run down of what’s on you can view the event schedule here.
Coffee Masters competition – 24 expert baristas will compete across 7 disciplines to who will walk away with the £5000 prize, plus the prestigious title of Coffee Master.
Latte Art Live – There are amazing latte art workshops and demonstrations planned across all 4 days of the event, including Latte Art Karaoke for the brave baristas among you!
The Tasting Room – Tasting is what this whole event is about! A wide variety of experiences await you here, with tasting workshops not just on coffee, but also chocolate, wine, whisky and beer.
Home Barista Workshops – This event isn’t just for professionals. For only £5 (which is donated to charity), you can learn how to pull the perfect espresso from a true master barista.
School of Chocolate – Hotel Chocolat are returning with their popular workshops, including coffee and chocolate pairing, and a masterclass on rare and vintage chocolate.
White Label Kitchen – They really go all out with the food options at London Coffee Festival, with gourmet treats available from Crabbieshack, Spicebox, DF Mexico and Arancini Brothers.
Music – There will be plenty of live music acts to keep us entertained across the whole 4 day event, with Gypsy Hill, All The People, Bloom Twins and Hackney GT all performing every day.
Espresso Martini Party – If you like partying as much as you like coffee, you won’t want to miss the Espresso Martini Party on the Friday evening, featuring coffee cocktails from Baileys and live DJ sets.
The revolution of perfection
WMF will be in attendance over the whole event, showcasing how far we have come since we first started producing commercial coffee machines all the way back in 1927. Our new sophisticated coffee machines really do demonstrate how modern technology can be used to produce incredible quality coffee with no specialist training whatsoever. Come and see us at stand HP8 to see our range of machines and find out what all the fuss is about!