The Edinburgh Coffee Festival will return for a fourth year, this time at the iconic Edinburgh Corn Exchange.

The Coffee Festival, will feature a range of coffee, tea, food, and drink companies.  There will be talks, experiments, workshops and demonstrations taking place throughout the festival.

On Saturday the 6th of October, we will celebrate Scotland’s bustling and vibrant coffee scene, and it promises to be a must-see occasion for coffee enthusiasts from across the country.

With 40+ 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 2017 programme of talks, demonstrations and cuppings is shown below.  The 2018 programme will be posted here nearer the event.


Talks and Demonstrations - Room 1

Time Company Topic
10.30 Hannah Gracher, Programme Officer, Mercy Corps Sustainable Coffee Farming in Columbia
11.30 Lisa Cathro, Zest St Andrews Getting Social is Great for  Business
12.30 Emiliya Yordanova Machina An introduction to coffee sensory
13.30 Edwyn Harrison, Artisan Coffee Key learnings from setting up a cluster of coffee shops
14.30 Kate Chambers, Vegware Closing the loop: creating compost from coffee cups
15.30 Darryl Docherty, Zest St Andrews Brewing three ways with the same coffee

Talks and Demonstrations - Room 2

Time Company Topic
10.30 Mark Williamson, Machina Filter coffee – styles, ratios and the importance of water
11.30 Owen Thom, SCA Learn about the Speciality Coffee Association’s Coffee Skills Programme
12.30 Erica Moore, Eteaket Tea Brewing Masterclass
13.30 Gareth Kemble, Carvetii Coffee What a difference the water makes!
14.30 Natalie Hunter, Burr & Co ‘Chocolate and coffee, the perfect pair’
15.30 The Counter Team How to do latte art!

The Cupping Room




Falcon Speciality:  A selection of fresh coffees from Latin America and East Africa


Edinburgh Micro Roasters Collective (Fortitude / Obadiah / Zach Chipp)


Dear Green


Zach Chipp, Exploring different stages of roast development.


Minasul Cupping (with John Thompson, Coffee Nexus): Do you want to cup some great coffees from Brazil?



Where and when will the Edinburgh Coffee Festival be held?

The Edinburgh Coffee Festival will be held on Saturday the 14th October. The event will be held at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ.

What time is the Festival open?

The festival opens at 10am and closes at 6pm.

Is there a cash machine?

There is not a cash machine inside the venue. The nearest ATM is: outside the ASDA Chesser Superstore, beside the Corn Exchange.

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