The Edinburgh Coffee Festival will return for a fifth year and will again be held 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 5th 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 more exhibitors than before, 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 2019 programme of talks, demonstrations and cuppings is shown below.



Room 1

Time Company Topic
10.30 Caribbean Goods – Javier Gutierrez Javier will talk about the Guatemalan coffee and the history of the industry from the past to the present
11.30 Daterra Farm – Gabriel Moreira Come and hear from Gabriel who will talk about the multiple award winning Brazilian coffee farm.
This talk is supported by DR Wakefield
12.30 Manumit Coffee Roasters – Esther Gibbs Discover how this Cardiff-based roastery is bringing dignity and hope to survivors of modern slavery
using the power of coffee
13.30 Eteaket – Erica Moore Tea Brewing Masterclass: Want to supercharge your wellbeing, energy and mindfulness? Learn
all about the superfood that is matcha tea
14.30 Challenges Worldwide How Scottish support to strengthen Rwanda’s coffee sector is improving the lives and opportunities
for coffee farming communities across Rwanda
 15.30  The Chocolate Tree – Alistair Gower  Saving The Planet with Chocolate

Cuppings and Demos

Room 2: Cuppings and Demonstrations

10.30 Union Brew Lab – Syphon Masterclass Syphon Masterclass by David Bernard, Union Brew Lab’s Head of Training. Sponsored by Brewed by Hand. When it comes to flashy brew methods, nothing quite compares to a coffee syphon
11.30 Unorthodox Roasters: Don’t Breathe…Anerobic Cupping An opportunity to taste a variety Unorthodox’s coffees: Ferment-d, Yellowcake and Wee Stoater
12.30 Daterra Farm – Cupping A preview cupping of the multi-award winning farm Daterra’s Masterpieces
Sponsored by DR Wakefield
 13.30  Union Brew Lab – AeroPress Masterclass Aeropress Masterclass by David Bernard, Union Brew Lab’s Head of Training.
Sponsored by Brewed by Hand. A look at some best-practice techniques and general coffee brewing tips to get the most from your Aeropress
14.30 Unorthodox Roasters – Roasting Demo  Learn more about the process of roasting coffee from the Unorthodox team

Scottish AeroPress Championships





Semi Final 1


Semi Final 2



SCA Introduction to Coffee



10.15 – 13.45

SCA Introduction to Coffee

14.00 – 17.30

SCA Introduction to Coffee

SCA Coffee Skills Classes



11.35 – 12.35

Sensory, Barista

13.30 – 14.30

Sensory, Barista

14.50 – 15.50

Sensory, Brewing, 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 5.30pm.

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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