2016 Demonstrations And Workshops

10.30 and 11.00Ali McFarlane - The Counter Police Boxes and Canal Boat coffee shops will talk about his bespoke Mr Eion beans and demonstrate how he makes great espresso-based drinks rain, hail and shine. Two sessions at 10.30 and 11.00am.
11.30Come and see Swedish roaster Johan & Nystrom’s Eskil Ingvarsson produce some amazing latte art using Oatly Foamable – a relatively new milk-alternative.
12.00The folks from Baba Budan – Coffee, Tea, Donuterie – will talk about batch brewing and offer tasters. This brewing method is a great alternative to espresso in some of our best coffee shops!
12.30Union Hand Roasted Coffee will talk about their beans and brew up some kalita wave filter coffee, in what promises to be a fascinating session.
13.00Niall Langlands - Century General Store Abbeyhill – will discuss London’s Assembly Roast beans and give top tips for making great espresso-based coffees.
13.30Robi Lambie from Cairngorm Coffee will talk about his Sanremo Opera espresso machine and how he uses high tech settings to make a perfect cup every time.
14.00Edinburgh roasters William & Johnson will talk about their coffee, where they source it from and how they choose beans with juicy flavours. They’ll demonstrate the pour-over method and hand out tasters.
14.30Ewan Allan from Union Hand Roasted Coffee will talk more about Union’s beans and brew up some Aeropress coffee in this interactive demonstration.
15.00John Gibson from Brew Lab will host an interactive tasting focusing on how different waters play a big part in coffee brewing. Find out why Edinburgh water is so great for brewing, and why London water isn't.
16.00Festival sponsors Burr & Co will demonstrate how to make coffee cocktails via a masterclass – ideal for budding cocktail mixologists who also love the flavour of coffee!

2016 Talks

Time Topic Speaker  
11.00Coffee Nexus and Artisan Roast will lead an interactive sensory session to build on Augusts coffee fringe talk on how label design can be used to guide coffee drinkers to their desired flavour profiles.John Thompson,
Coffee Nexus
coffee nexus

coffee nexus

12.00Being a Small Coffee Roaster in a Big Coffee WorldIan Steel,
J. Atkinson & Co
Atkinsons Coffee Roasters
13.00How well do you know the nation’s favourite beverage? PekoeTea founder Jon Cooper dispels some common myths about tea in a presentation for coffee and tea drinkers alike.Jon Cooper,
14.00For the Love of CommunityOwen Thom from The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE)


15.00More Than a Cup of Coffee: Unlocking Potential for Coffee Farmers. Victoria Telford, Community and Engagement Officer for Mercy CorpsMercycorps
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