Edinburgh’s famous August festival period has just got even better with the city’s first Edinburgh Coffee Fringe, targeting speciality coffee lovers and hosted at some of our best coffee shops and associated Festival pop-ups.
Edinburgh’s speciality coffee scene is one of the most highly regarded in the UK (validated by leading researcher Allegra!) and the events lined up as part of the Coffee Fringe aim to get locals and visitors up close and personal with cupping, tasting, drinking, classes and generally talking about all things coffee.
Organisers Dave Law (Brew Lab), Ewan Osprey Allan (Union Hand-Roasted) and Scotland Coffee Lovers along with the Edinburgh Coffee Festival team have put together the alternative Fringe throughout August and have pulled in some big names with roasters from Berlin’s The Barn and Denmark’s La Cabra, England’s Square Mile, Origin Coffee and Hasbean and Edinburgh’s own Artisan Roast.
Coffee lovers of all levels of seriousness – or un-seriousness – are welcomed to these chilled out events. Each roaster will talk about how they source their coffee beans, where they come from, how they’re processed and how they’re roasted, followed by tastings. You can expect some pretty special flavours and coffee insight from some world-class roasters.
Incorporating some Edinburgh Coffee Fringe events into your busy festival show schedule will give you a rare opportunity to taste and understand high quality coffee, and keep you buzzing for those late night shows.
With Edinburgh’s first Coffee Festival being such a big success last year, and the voracious appetite of local and visiting coffee lovers who are becoming more and more discerning, the Edinburgh Coffee Fringe is a great addition to our calendar in the run up to the second Festival that takes place on 1 October at Summerhall.
For more information and to book your tickets for the Edinburgh Coffee Fringe visit here.
To book your tickets for the Edinburgh Coffee Festival on 1st October visit here.