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London Coffee Festival 2017

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The London Coffee Festival returns to The Old Truman Brewery tomorrow until the 9th April.

Now entering its seventh year, the 2017 edition is set to be the biggest ever with hundreds of baristas, roasters, chefs and coffee aficionados descending on London for the four-day event.

Following the success of last year’s exhibition, which attracted over 30,000 visitors, this year’s Festival will see the return of the famed Coffee Masters competition where the world’s top baristas compete for the prestigious title of Coffee Master and a £5,000 cheque. Latte Art live will showcase incredible milk-based artistry; whilst The White Label Kitchen will ensure visitors can feast on the finest of the capital’s top food concepts. A wonderful variety of delicious street foods will be on offer to cater for discerning coffee lovers and foodies alike. What’s more, all visitors will be welcomed and encouraged to taste and drink coffee to their heart’s content courtesy of the best roasters in Britain.

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For those looking to learn, there will be a host of workshops including: cupping sessions with the likes of Caravan Coffee Roasters and The Nordic Approach; tastings from the UK’s top baristas at La Marzocco’s True Artisan Café, whisky and food pairings; Matcha Tea ceremonies, and classes on everything from brewing styles and bean varieties through to opening your own coffee shop and growing a social media profile in The Lab.

This all follows an opening night Espresso Martini party featuring a live DJ set from legendary London DJ, Norman Jay MBE.

Jeffrey Young, CEO & Founder of Allegra Group, says: “After nearly a decade of growth in the London specialty coffee scene, it is exciting to see the continued flurry of innovation and, of course, so many new artisan coffee shop openings throughout London and the rest of the UK each year.  London is now recognised as a true centre of excellence for the high quality, craft coffee industry and why The London Coffee Festival attracts thousands of trade visitors and ‘coffee tourists’ from all over the world.”

Tickets are available online from £16.50 for adults and £4.50 for children, with strictly limited availability. Each day, there is a brunch, lunch, teatime and VIP full day session. To purchase or for more information, please visit www.londoncoffeefestival.com

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