Coffee lover or just fancy a coffee? Get yourself along to Edinburgh’s first ever Coffee Festival, which features a range of coffees, teas, tasty treats, talks, experiments, workshops and demonstrations, at the spectacular Mansfield Traquair on Saturday 3rd October.
The Festival will celebrate Scotland’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene, and promises to be a must-see occasion for coffee enthusiasts from across the country.
With 30 exhibitors, including handpicked artisan coffee roasters, specialty tea stalls, cafes and coffee equipment suppliers, visitors will not only get the chance to experience all the products on offer, but also to learn from experts in interactive workshops, tastings and demonstrations.
The fantastic array of exhibitors includes Mr Eion, an Edinburgh based coffee roaster, who will be roasting a unique coffee blend especially for the Festival. Working in collaboration with Pickerings Gin, visitors will be able to enjoy coffee and gin cocktails on the day.
Coffee shops and cafes from across Scotland will be at the Festival, including Cairngorm Coffee, Gordon St Coffee, and Steampunk, along with other suppliers of delicious goodies, including The Marshmallow Lady, a producer of handmade of gourmet marshmallows, and Pinnies and Poppy Seeds, an Edinburgh based artisan shortbread company.
As well as a range of exhibitors, there will be plenty of workshops, tastings and demonstrations, including barista training from one of Edinburgh’s specialty coffee shops Brew Lab, a barista competition sponsored by The RoastDen, a cupping demonstration from the legendary Artisan Roast and an experiment that is being conducted by coffee roasting company Roast Central to discover if the taste of coffee can be influenced by music.
Martin Dare, organiser of the Edinburgh Coffee Festival, had the following to say about the upcoming event:
“With just over a week to go until the launch the Edinburgh Coffee Festival, we’re so excited about welcoming the public, as well as all the exhibitors and suppliers, to Mansfield Traquair on the 3rd of October.
“The coffee and tea industries are both rapidly growing markets in Scotland, and these will continue to cement the country’s reputation as a quality provider of food and drink. Hot drinks like coffee and tea aren’t considered synonymous with Scotland, so we’re excited to give the companies that are coming to the Festival the opportunity to promote their businesses to a wider audience.
Tickets are available on line www.edinburghcoffeefestival.co.uk until 2nd October – priced £10 0r £8 for students. Tickets on the day £10 each and will be cash only with free entry for children under 16.