Glasgow Coffee Festival – Official host of the Scottish Heat of UK Barista Championships

Dear green coffee Glasgow coffee festival

Curated by Glasgow’s own Dear Green Coffee Roasters, the first Glasgow Coffee Festival is confirmed to take place on 6th December 2014 at the city’s The Briggait.

Open to the public from 10am – 8pm, the Briggait will also play host to the Scottish Heat of the UK Barista Championship. The highlight of the UK barista calendar, participants from across Scotland will compete for the chance to represent Scotland at the nationwide competition in 2015.

To compliment the event, exhibitors from around Scotland will set up shop within the main hall. Confirmed to take part so far include Coffee Hit, Coffee Nexus, Dear Green, Dormouse Tea Co, Falcon Speciality, Fun In A Cup, Glad Cafe, Glen Lyon, Libby Walker, Knock, Liquid Academy, Machina, Piers Alexander, Roast Central, Sugarwings, Treemendous and more TBA.

Williams Brothers will set up bar and the #GI Coffee initiative (McCune Smith, The Glad Cafe, Riverhill, Siempre Cafe, Avenue G, Papercup, Laboratorio Espresso) manning the coffee provision.

Masterclasses will take place throughout the day including Espresso Martini making, Anatomy of an Espresso Machine and Latte Art to name a few. Public cupping tastings will also be available to increase knowledge and appreciation.

Fringe events will take place on the Friday: the Scottish premiere of ‘A Film About Coffee’, a “love letter to, and meditation on, speciality coffee and an exclusive exhibition of Will Freeborn’s stunning illustrations and paintings.

Tickets are now on sale for £9 + booking fee at
Ticket price includes general admission and one hot drink.
All proceeds will be donated to Coffee Kids and SocialBite

Dear green coffee Glasgow coffee festival

Sponsors: La Marzocco, Marco Beverage Systems,

Exhibitors: Avenue G, Coffee Hit, Coffee Nexus, Dear Green, Dormouse Tea Co, Falcon Speciality, Fun In A Cup, Glad Cafe, Glen Lyon, Libby Walker, Knock, Laboratorio Espresso, Liquid Academy, Machina, Papercup, Piers Alexander, Riverhill, Roast Central, Sugarwings, Treemendous, Wil Freeborn, Williams Brothers

Charities: SocialBite, Coffee Kids


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