The beans are being roasted, baristas are poised, so get ready for a celebration of Scotland’s incredible speciality coffee community. It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee big time with the return of Glasgow Coffee Festival for its eight year.
Glasgow Coffee Festival produced by Dear Green Coffee Roasters will be welcoming coffee professionals and friends from across the country to showcase their products, their skills and their passion for all things coffee. Expect to see all of your favourite baristas, cafes and roasteries exhibiting and sharing their favourite coffees.
Taking place at The Briggait on May 13 and 14, the Glasgow coffee party has been split into sessions across the two days to allow as many coffee lovers to visit. According to the organisers, the festival is going to be the biggest one yet.
For £14 a ticket, you’ll be able to access a whole host of deals and discounts from more than 50 of Glasgow’s best indie cafes and retailers for two whole weeks. With the ticket, you can keep the good vibes (and caffeine) flowing long after the Glasgow Coffee Festival weekend. Last year, the organisers raised over £8,000 to help combat the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and this year will also be dedicated to a worthy cause.
Prepare your palate for a sensory journey of flavours, aromas, masterclasses, presentations, product demos, film screenings, art, giveaways and competitions. You can even roast your own beans, try out the newest coffee equipment as well as taste your way around the world of coffee.
Plus, helping coffee enthusiasts find that perfect cuppa, the Glasgow Coffee Trailis a free, self-guided tour that takes visitors on a journey through the city’s very best coffee shops and roasters. The insider’s guide covers over 22 of the city’s local businesses, including Space Speciality Coffee in the Southside, Laboratorio Espresso and the newly-opened Kaffateria in central Glasgow as well as Papercup and Morning Glory in the West End.
One thing organisers will definitely not be changing this year is their commitment to limiting the event’s environmental impact. Once again, Glasgow Coffee Festival is asking visitors to bring their own reusable cup to the event to help combat the 30,000 tonnes of coffee cup waste produced in the UK each year.
Speaking about the upcoming Glasgow Coffee Festival, festival founder and owner of Dear Green Coffee, Lisa Lawson, said: “Dear Green launched the Glasgow Coffee Festival nine years ago to support and promote the growth of a local independent specialty coffee culture. Having so many coffee businesses that we can direct our festival goers to via the Glasgow Coffee Trail is a true testament to how much our city has embraced specialty coffee!
“We are now spoiled for great coffee experiences all around Glasgow and we’re proud that the Glasgow Coffee Trail has chosen the Glasgow Coffee Festival to launch at.”