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Coffee time – all weekend

Some of us would argue that it’s always coffee time.

But if there was ever time to focus on it, it’s this weekend in London.

The 2012 London Coffee Festival starts today with a Trade Show and Saturday and Sunday are open to the public – provided you’ve bought a ticket.

What’s on the boil? Think coffee and more coffee, with tea, chocolate, alcohol and food. Plus more coffee.

Each day there will be tastings, opportunities to try your hand as a barista or to test home coffee equipment. There will be educational presentations plus the big one – the final of the UK Barista Champs. The winner will soon head to the World Champs in Vienna.

This is a great festival. I attended last year and found that visitors weren’t swamped by crowds of people because safety regulations allow only a set number of people into the venue at any one time.

To accommodate large numbers, the weekend is divided into sessions and one ticket covers one session.

Held in the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, the London Coffee Festival is a deeply pleasurable experience regarding that Black Gold – coffee.





See you there!



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