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More than 22,000 visitors attend The London Coffee Festival

London 08 April 2014 – More than 22,600 visitors attended The London Coffee Festival from 03-06 April at the Old Truman Brewery in East London.

LondonCoffeeFestival_Sunday_181_LR“We are so thrilled that so many were able to join us for an incredible four days of coffee, food, music and art. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us, from our wonderful exhibitors and sponsors to the coffee loving public who made the festival a very special showcase for the thriving and vibrant UK coffee scene.” said festival organiser, Ludovic Rossignol.

The sold out event saw latte art battles, DJ collaborations, design wear, pop up restaurants & coffee shops, pro-triangulation tests, live roasting, mixologists & coffee cocktails, brewing tutorials, cooking lessons, sounds from the coffee belt, the best baristas in the country, experiential workshops in the Lab as well as the launch of new event feature: Milk & Sugar (a showcase of urban lifestyle and culture).

LondonCoffeeFestival_Sunday_179_LRSunday saw the UK Barista Championship final come to a climax where Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood (Colonna & Small’s, Bath) took the coveted title of Britain’s best barista.

Elsewhere, in the ‘Hyde Park Zone’ of the festival, Dhan Tamang of Caracoli won the Cravendale M.I.L.K Battle and a trip of a lifetime to Peru.

Other features included: La Cimbali’s Science of Espresso ‘deconstructed’ workshops, La Marzocco’s pop up coffee shop the True Artisan Café, DRWakefield’s green bean masterclasses ‘Catalysing Coffees’, the Kahlua Coffee House; Union Hand-Roasted’s World Coffee Tour & Roastery and UCC’s Make Decent Coffee Lounge.

The festival, which is the launch event of UK Coffee Week 2014™, also managed to attract more than 250 exhibitors and raise an incredible £77,000 for Project Waterfall – to support water projects in Tanzania, Africa.

LondonCoffeeFestival_Saturday_094_LRThe festival will return in April 2015 for its fifth year on 23-26 April at the Old Truman Brewery.

About The London Coffee Festival

The London Coffee Festival (www.londoncoffeefestival.com) celebrates London’s vibrant coffee culture and features gourmet coffee, speciality tea, artisan food, demonstrations from world-class baristas, live music and a comprehensive educational ‘lab’ programme.

The festival is the launch event of UK Coffee Week which takes place nationwide between 07 and 13 April 2014 and features fundraising events in aid of Project Waterfall, a charity that delivers clean water projects to coffee-producing countries.


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