The Glasgow Coffee Festival returns to The Briggait
Scotland’s coffee connoisseurs will soon be descending on The Briggait for their biggest caffeine kick of the year as the Glasgow Coffee Festival returns.
Organised by Dear Green Coffee Roasters, the two-day event will showcase Scotland’s burgeoning speciality coffee scene.
Visitors can expect taste sensations from artisan roasters, top class cafés and brilliant baristas, and they can pick up a trick or two at the masterclasses, workshops and demonstrations. Plus, there’ll be plenty to inspire their creative side, from latte art to a film premiere.
There will also be the United Kingdom Cup Tasters Championship organised by the Speciality Coffee Association – UK Chapter. Contestants will slurp their way through eight sets of triangle tests (three “cups” of coffee where two are the same and one differs) to spot the odd one out. The competition gets increasingly harder as the coffees in each set get increasingly similar. The results are instant as contestants lift their cups to discover if a red dot on the base tells them they have spotted the odd one out. It’s the coffee equivalent of a penalty shoot-out! For those looking to get in on the action themselves, there’ll be a Cupping Lab where visitors can sniff, sip and scrutinise a variety of offerings from the world of coffee.
Following the overwhelmingly positive response to the event organiser’s decision to move away from disposable cups last year, the Glasgow Coffee Festival will continue to pioneer a culture change and embrace reuse where and whenever possible. Visitors will be asked 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. Event sponsors KeepCup will also be on hand to loan reusable cups to anyone who needs to borrow one for the day.
And, just as in previous years, all profits from the festival will be donated to two great causes. This year they have chosen World Coffee Research and Glasgow City Mission as their charities of choice.
Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May 2019, 10am – 6pm.
The Briggait, Glasgow.
Tickets start at £16.50 and include admission to the event, a goody bag, one hot drink and entry into the prize draw.