Manchester Coffee Festival returns, Victoria Warehouse, 4 – 5 November | Knutsford Times

Manchester Coffee Festival returns, Victoria Warehouse, 4 – 5 November

By on October 23, 2017

The annual coffee celebration returns to Manchester on the 4th and 5th November. Manchester Coffee Festival will welcome an array of industry professionals, home baristas, coffee lovers and the general public from across the nation to its prime location at Victoria Warehouse in the heart of Manchester.

The festival will see its program improve from last years offering. The Sustainability Hub, sponsored by Vegware, will promote a healthy discussion around the subject and will see the introduction of ReThink Coffee – a series of hands on workshops led by ReFashionReFood. Tamper Tantrum will host a discussion forum, revolving around the lessons learnt from other craft beverage industries.

This Festival aims to be a bevvy of coffee experimentation and an immersive sensory experience around the culinary division of coffee. The 2017 event will see the return of coffee roasters Climpson and Sons, Allpress, Clifton Coffee, Origin and Union that supply local coffee houses Fig and Sparrow, Trove, Takk, Foundation and Another Heart to Feed. Manchester based Heart & Graft and Ancoats Coffee Co will be back as well showcasing their seasonal offer and telling the tales of their relationship with their favourite coffee producers.

Visitors to Manchester Coffee Festival can expect to sample many different tasty and speciality coffees from around the globe; take part in hands-on workshops with a sustainability theme; learn how to make the perfect brew at home from industry professionals, and take the opportunity to meet the people behind your favourite coffee shops and coffee roasters.

Tickets to the event are now on sale via the Cup North website – available at the price of £10 per day or £18 for a weekend pass.

Cup North is an independent Manchester based coffee events company run with the aim of bringing the best of the speciality coffee industry to the north of England. The Cup North event was started in 2014 by Hannah Davies and Ricardo Gandara who met at a Manchester coffee shop through their mutual love of coffee. In 2016 Cup North debuted the inaugural Manchester Coffee Festival (previously Cup North).

Tamper Tantrum inadvertently came into being the morning after the 2009 WBC when Colin Harmon, Stephen Leighton, and Ben Helfen recorded a long and somewhat controversial conversation about all things coffee. Now hailed as “one of the world’s premier platforms for coffee bickering, brainstorming, and live speaking engagements,”Tamper Tantrum is delighted to bring inspiring speakers to live & online audiences around the world.

ReFashion designer Runa is the principal event organiser at ReFashionReFood. She founded the organization in 2015 with the purpose of spreading awareness, sharing manageable solutions and engaging people in the everyday green movement, through events and fun activities in a positive, uplifting spirit. Runa is trained in textile design, method acting and sustainable business management, and is also active in Greenpeace Sweden and Clean Clothes Campaign, Berlin.

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