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 2018 programme of talks, demonstrations and cuppings is shown below.


Talks and Demonstrations - Room 1

Time Company Topic
10.30 Manumit – Esther Gibbs Exploiting Coffee – not people. How Manumit Coffee are fighting Slavery from Crop to Cup
11.30 Union Hand Roasted – Lee Hall Cold-Brew Coffee, Union Direct Trade, and Seasonality
12.30 Specialty Coffee Association – Owen Thom The Importance of Coffee Education – From Seed to Cup
13.30 Eteaket – Erica Moore Tea Brewing Masterclass
14.30 Brewlab – David Bernard AeroPress Masterclass

Cupping Room

Time Company
11.00 Olam Specialty Coffee
12.30 Unorthodox Roasters: Cup Your Face Off + Q&A
14.00 Minasul
 15.30  Gather & Gather (Artisan Roast)

Scottish AeroPress Championships





Semi Final 1


Semi Final 2



SCA Coffee Skills Classes



10.15 – 11.15

Sensory, Brewing, Barista, Roasting

11.35 – 12.35

Sensory, Barista, Green, Brewing

13.30 – 14.30

Sensory, Brewing, Barista, Green

14.50 – 15.50

Sensory, Brewing, Barista, Roasting

Where and when will the Edinburgh Coffee Festival be held?

The Edinburgh Coffee Festival will be held on Saturday the 5th October 2019. 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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