Saturday, 9 May 2015

London Coffee Festival 2015

This was my first experience of the London Coffee Festival and I would definitely recommend it to anyone that loves their coffee! A standard ticket is around £11 and you choose your slot for the day which is either morning, lunch or afternoon and you get 3 hours to wander around the venue taking in all the lovely coffee smells. But i'm sure you're thinking "what about the free stuff?!" don't you worry there are plenty of free samples and little bits you get in your goody bags when you enter the venue. You'll be well looked after with free espresso and latte samples as well as other little tasters from the chocolate, smoothie, popcorn and juice stalls.

But it's not all about the amazing free samples (although it's a great part of the event) you also have stalls where you can make your own espresso's, custom blends of coffee and demonstrations from world-class baristas. But if you've had a walk around and just fancy a break you can chill out to some live music while you sip on your espresso martini.

This is one of the stalls where you could make your own espresso's (it's so satisfying!). The crew are really friendly so you don't have to feel embarrassed if you don't know what you're doing. They will talk you through it step by step and show you how to use the grinder and coffee machine and in the end you get a great tasting espresso. 

When you exit the venue you're taken out to a back street where there's a great food market. Luckily we had some great weather so we grabbed a pulled pork burger from Meat Porn and OMG it was amazing - the name definitely fits.

Then after having a little walk around we came across a pop up vinyl sale at a basement vintage market and they had pretty much everything. So obviously we couldn't leave without buying a few records! We ended up buying some Queen and Pink Floyd and the man even popped a free random record in the bag for us (not sure what it is but the music is fun and upbeat!) 

If you're interested in going to the next London Coffee Festival (which I highly recommend!) the next event will be April 7-10th 2016 at The Old Truman Brewery near Aldgate East Station. Make sure that you subscribe to the London Coffee Festival's email or follow them on Facebook or Twitter so you don't miss out on the ticket release - tickets go fast! 

Have you been to the London Coffee Festival before? What did you think? What were the highlights of your day? Let me know in the comment box below, i'd love to hear from you!


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